Five teaching practices for improving the quality of discourse in mathematics classrooms: (1) “talk moves” that engage students/facilitate discussion, (2) the art of questioning, (3) using student thinking to propel discussions, (4) setting up supportive environments and (5) orchestrating the discourse. -Chapin, S.H., O’Connor, C.,& Anderson, N.C. (2009)
Goals of this session Deepen knowledge and understanding of the Foundational Principle – “Build understanding of effective mathematics instruction.” Connect this knowledge and understanding to a selected resource Share this learning with your Team deciding how it may impact your Numeracy plan
Reading/ Reflecting upon Foundational Principle - “Build understanding of effective mathematics instruction.” As you read page 6, note the strengths and challenges evident in your FOS/District work Explain how you know. What is the evidence of impact?
Lucy West Author/Educator/Consultant “The Mathematician’s Way” How do Lucy West’s comments enhance understanding of the Foundational Principle - “Build understanding of effective mathematics instruction.”?
Selected Resources Summary of Results and Strategies for Teachers, 2012–2013
Review/reacquaint yourself with the resource at your table. In your Math plan, how might you use this resource to implement the Foundational Principle - “Build understanding of effective mathematics instruction.”? Record ideas to share with your Board Team
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