09.27.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.

Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Homework discussion using
Connect-Extend-Challenge Visible Thinking Routine
7:30 35 min Which pizza is the better deal?
– Robert Kaplinsky (
@robertkaplinsky)
8:05 10 min Break
8:15 30 min the Whopper Jar 3-Act Task
– Graham Fletcher (
@gfletchy)
8:45 20 min Number Talks
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse using Number Talks. What will/did you learn?
    • Select a number talk.
    • Anticipate student answers with your team.
    • Notice and note which students used each strategy.
    • What will/did you learn?
  • Read pp. 146-151 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • Examining Mathematical Discourse
  • Deeply Read pp. 175-179 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
    • Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
  • I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.


“Connect Extend Challenge A Routine for Connecting New Ideas to Prior Knowledge.” Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero.

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

09.20.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.

Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.

Slide deck

7:15 20 min Homework Splats! discussion, Q&A, Problem of the Week
7:35 20 min Open Middle: Closest to One (recap)

7:55 30 min 3-Act Task:  The Cookie Thief

8:25 30 min 3-Act Task: How big is the World’s Largest Deliverable Pizza?

8:55 15 min Book discussion from homework

9:10 05 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Read pp. 146-151 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • Examining Mathematical Discourse
  • Deeply Read pp. 175-179 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
    • Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Standards for Mathematical Practice –

  • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

  • I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.


“Connect Extend Challenge A Routine for Connecting New Ideas to Prior Knowledge.” Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero.

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

 

06.05.17 Make Sense and Persevere #TrinityLearns

Summer Literacy and Mathematics Professional Learning
June 5-9, 2017
Day 1 – Make Sense and Persevere
Jill Gough (@jgough) and Becky Holden (@bholden86)

I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

Learning target and pathway:

UED: 8:45 – 11:15 / EED: 12:15 – 2:45

Slide deck

8:45/12:15 15 min Norm and Purpose Setting
9:00/12:30 10 min Read Aloud – The Dot by Peter Reynolds
(@PeterHReynolds)
9:10/12:40 20 min Number String from Catherine Fosnot
(@CTFosnot)
9:30/1:00 45 min 3-Act Task from Mike Flynn
(@MikeFlynn55)
10:15/1:45 45 min 3-Act Task from Robert Kaplinsky
(@RobertKaplinsky)
11:00/2:30 15 min Closing this session with purpose
11:15/2:45 End of session reflection and feedback

Resources:

01.06.16 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

January 6, 2016
Location:  Kato Nims 4th Grade Classroom
Kato Nims, Kerry Coote, Erin Collini

Goals:

  • Continued work on vertical alignment, including 3s and Prek
  • Expanding knowledge of best practices and their role in our current program
  • Sharing work with grade level teams to grow our whole community as teachers of math
  • Raising the level of teacher confidence in math
  • How do we deepen, differentiate, and extend learning for the students in our classroom?

Responsibilities:

  • To work as a team to meet the above goals
  • To develop a plan for sharing, coaching, and teaching grade level members to further equip them with the tools to further gain confidence as a student of math.

Materials Needed:  laptop, pencil, paper, calculator

Resources:

Learning Plan

3:30 50 min Model with mathematics –

  • Cheeseburger, cheeseburger
  • Standards for Mathematical Practices
4:20 5 min Feedback

“I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…”