Summer Literacy and Mathematics Professional Learning
June 5-9, 2017
Day 2 – Mathematical Flexibility
Jill Gough and Becky Holden
Today’s focus and essential learning:
I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility to show what I know in more than one way.
(but , what if I can’t?)
Learning target and pathway:
Mathematics is a subject that allows for precise thinking, but when that precise thinking is combined with creativity, flexibility, and multiplicity of ideas, the mathematics comes alive for people (Boaler, 58 pag.)
…we know that what separates high achievers from low achievers is not that high achievers know more math, it is that they interact with numbers flexibly and low achievers don’t. (Boaler, n. pag.)
UED: 8:45 – 11:15 / EED: 1:15 – 2:45
- Boaler, Jo. “How to Learn Math: For Students.” Lagunita, Courses List. Stanford University, n.d. Web. 04 June 2017.
- Boaler, Jo. Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching (p. 58). Wiley. Kindle Edition.
- Bourassa, From Mary, and From Andrew Gael. “Which One Doesn’t Belong?” Wodb.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2017.
- Diesen, Deborah, and Dan Hanna. The Pout-pout Fish Goes to School. New York, NY: Scholastic, 2015. Print.
- Gough, Jill. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.
- Stadel, Andrew. “Day 146.” Estimation 180. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2017