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.
|15 min||Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
|15 min||Number talk and
|45 min||Numeracy through Literature –
Notice and Note
|Designing for Learning
Read, select, and design –
|End of session|
- I can demonstrate mathematical flexibity to show what I know more than one way.
- I can show my work so that a reader understands without asking questions.
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.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.
Previous Embolden Your Inner Mathematician agendas:
- Week One: Subitizing and Number Talks: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking
- Week Two: Subitizing, Number Talks, and Splats: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking
- Week Three: Make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse
- Week Four: Attend to Precision and Construct a Viable Argument: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse
- Week Five: Strengthen Mathematical Flexibility: Use and connect multiple representations
- Week Six: Visual Patterns-Strengthen Mathematical Flexibility: Use and connect mathematical representations