**Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
**I can facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.

**Course Goals:**

At the end of the semester, participants should be able to say:

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

**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. *

*Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All*

**Session Goals:**

At the end of this session, participants should be able to say:

- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
- I can facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
- I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.
- Show your thinking so a reader understands without asking your question.

**Agenda and Slide Deck****:**

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**

**Jill’s notes:**