Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

Outcomes

Course Outcomes
  • Reflect on beliefs about teaching mathematics within the Teacher Practices and Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Investigate and have a deeper understanding of the components of the instructional planning guide.
  • Consider how questioning and discourse can impact the mathematical shifts that we want to see happen in our classrooms.
Day one Outcomes
  • Reflect on beliefs about teaching mathematics
  • Identify tasks involving real-world application of mathematics
  • Identify instructional practices for increasing student problem solving through mathematical reasoning, proof, and representations

Day one Agenda

Day one powerpoint (Bailey)
Day one powerpoint (Kim)
Teacher Belief Survey*

Reading: Principles to Action pp1-20
Norms
Team Builder - Which One Doesn't Belong?
In your groups choose one of the items that you think doesn't belong, and justify your reasoning
Brainstorm the Beliefs about Teaching and Learning

Read pages 1-4 Our Current Realities - Principles to Action
Read the bulleted items on page 3.
Discuss with your group what your thoughts are on the current realities of mathematics teaching.

Read pages 7-12 Connect and Extend
Obstacles
  • What obstacles do you encounter when teaching math?
  • Discuss in your groups what you have done to overcome the obstacles in your room/school
  • Discuss what things you need to be able to make changes to help overcome the obstacles

Compare the Mathematics Teaching Practices and the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice
Read pages 12 - 16 Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning
1. Establish Math Goals to Focus Learning
2. Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • What are the levels of cognitive demand?*
  • card sort* determining the level of demand
  • discussion - Read p19 and check your card sort. How did you rank your tasks in comparison with solutions on p19?
  • attributes of a rich mathematical task

Homework- Finish card sort and check your work on page 19 of Principles to Action.
Finish reading through p19
Use the Instructional Planning template during coaching visits. We worked on the learning goals/objectives, math practices and grouping

Day One Resources
Handouts and Powerpoints adapted from North Carolina Resources from NC have an *
  • Teacher Belief Survey
  • Comparison of Math Practices and Teacher Practices
  • Cognitive Demand Sort

Counting Cogs task is from youcubed.org
Big Bang Theory and the Mathematical Practices

10 minute math resources
which one doesn't belong
visual patterns

Day two Agenda

Day two Outcomes
  • Review Mathematical tasks
  • Review and apply five representations
  • Understand and be able to use the Lesson in Three Acts and the Instructional Planning Guide
  • Begin discussion on student journals

Read pp 19-26 in Principles to Action. Discuss the five representations and the applications to your classroom
Five Math Representations

Differences and Similarities between Lesson in Three Acts and Instructional Planning Guide

Watch Act 1.
What does the teacher do? What do the students do? What are you currently doing in your classroom. Take note on the video viewing sheet. Read in more detail what Act 1 is. (Lesson in Three Acts description).

Watch Act 2.
What does the teacher do? What do the students do? What are you currently doing in your classroom? Read in more detail what Act 2 is.

Watch Act 3.
What does the teacher do? What do the students do? What are you currently doing in your classroom? Read in more detail what Act 3 is.

Review the newly revised Instructional Planning Guide. This is the guide that you will use when we have a coaching visit. We will demonstrate today how to use the guide.
  • Do Miguel's Homework problem. Use the five representations note taking sheet to show your work and make connections between representations.
  • With a partner fill out the Instructional Planning Guide
  • Individually or with a partner, choose one of your own lessons and fill out the instructional planning guide. You will be filling out the Instructional planning guide to use for your preobservations with math coaches.

Student Journals

Homework
  • Reading Principles to Action pp19-26, pp30-35
  • Complete the ranking on p32
  • Read both articles about student journals and answer questions
  • If you are using student journals, bring samples on day three

Day two resources
Questions sentence starters
five representations note taking sheet
five representations examples