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.
Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
15 min  Homework discussion, Q&A, Problem of the Week 
15 min  Number talk and birthday breakfast 
45 min  Numeracy through Literature – Notice and Note 
35 min

Designing for Learning
Read, select, and design –

10 min  Closure 
End of session 
Possibilities:
Learning Progressions:
 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.
Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.
Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K5. 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 PatternsStrengthen Mathematical Flexibility: Use and connect mathematical representations