**Week One of Embolden Your Inner Mathematician**

Teacher-learner-leaders will engage in a semester-long professional learning journey to deepen our understanding of NCTM’s Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.

We commit to curation of best practices, connections between mathematical ideas, and communication to learn and share with a broad audience.

**Course Goals:**

At the end of the semester, teacher-learners should be able to say:

- I can work within NCTM’s Eight Mathematical Teaching Practices for strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics.
- I can exercise mathematical flexibility to show what I know in more than one way.
- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

**Today’s Goals**

At the end of this session, teacher-learners should be able to say:

- I can implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. (#NCTMP2A)
- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them. (#SMP-1)

From *Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All: *

**Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving:**Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solution strategies.

**Learning Progressions for today’s goals:**

- I can implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. (#NCTMP2A)

- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them. (#SMP-1)

Tasks:

- Series of Dot Talks (see slide deck)
- Robert Kaplinsky’s In-and-Out Cheeseburger task
- Robert Kaplinsky’s Coke Freestyle Task

###### 01_Implement Tasks Promote Reasoning Problem Solving 2018-19 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician by Jill Gough on Scribd

[Cross posted on Experiments in Learning by Doing]

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

Leinwand, Steve. *Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All*. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 21) Print.