Taking action on known national goals, 15 Trinity School teacher-learner-leaders will begin 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.

**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.

**Facilitators:**

- Jill Gough, Director of Teaching and Learning
- Marsha Harris, Director of Curriculum
- Becky Holden, Early Learning Mathematics Specialist

**Weekly schedule of topics:**

Sep. 6 | Subitizing and Number Talks:Elicit and use evidence of student thinking |

Sep. 13 | Numeracy and Visual Learning: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking |

Sep. 20 | Make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse |

Sep. 27 | Attend to Precision and Construct a Viable Argument:Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse |

Oct. 4 | Strengthen Mathematical Flexibility:Use and connect mathematical representations |

Oct. 11 | Visual Patterns – Strength Mathematical Flexibility:Use and connect mathematical representations |

Oct. 18 | Mathematizing Children’s Literature (part 1):Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving |

Oct. 25 | Mathematizing Children’s Literature (part 2):Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving |

Nov. 1 | Designing Intentional Number Strings:Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding |

Nov. 8 | Using Appropriate Tools Strategically:Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding |

Nov. 15 | Empowering Learners:Establish mathematical goals to focus learning |

Nov. 22 | Thanksgiving |

Nov. 29 | Deep Practice – challenged and learningSupport productive struggle in learning mathematics |

Dec. 6 | The Art of Questioning or Making Sense of Tasks part 2Support productive struggle in learning mathematics |

Dec. 13 | 14 Review and Reflection:Pose purposeful questions |

**Anchor Resources:**

**Norms:**

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-*. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. *Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8*. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

Stein, Mary Kay., and Margaret Smith. *5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions*. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.