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1 Day 1 NESA 2013

2 Welcome! It became a great day when you joined us! Please draw a card to find your team and take a handout. NESA 2013

3 Strategies Used to Promote Student Discourse and Engagement in Math Classrooms NESA 2013

4 Introductions Goal of these two days is to have participants be actively involved using strategies to talk about mathematics and also use brain research to see how to enhance your math class. NESA 2013

5 Eric Jensen author of Teaching with the Brain in Mind Says “Purposeful Teaching Uses Energizers That Raise Heart Rate and Memory Chemicals.” The faster your heart rate, the more memory chemicals are formed. NESA 2013

6 Think of your favorite relaxing chair… NESA 2013


8 Team Roles Clubs – Facilitator Diamonds- Recorder/Reporter Hearts - Resource Manager Spades – Task Manager NESA 2013

9 Jigsaw Let’s learn About the team roles. NESA 2013

10 Icebreaker NESA 2013

11 Proximity Partner NESA 2013


13 Dyad NESA 2013

14 Dyad What do you hope to get out of these two days? NESA 2013

15 Give One, Get One Let’s talk about norms in a student- centered Classroom. NESA 2013

16 Red Light, Green Light We are going to do this as a Dragon’s Tail. NESA 2013

17 Walk and Talk NESA 2013

18 Walk and Talk NESA 2013 that you have about what we have been doing. Share some ideas and thoughts

19 Jigsaw NESA 2013

20 Laws of e x ponents NESA 2013

21 Teammates Consult NESA 2013

22 40 Holes of Golf The Hookenslice Corporation is having its annual charity fundraising event. In order to encourage donors to attend, the Hookenslice organizes a fun game called “40 Holes of Golf” and gives away prizes. Each team plays 40 holes of golf. There is a prize for the team that is consistently closest to the hole. NESA 2013

23 40 Holes of Golf Your teacher has set up a “hole.” Your team will “swing” 40 pennies toward the “hole.” You will then represent your data on a graph and with numerical statistics, decide which team was the most consistently close to the hole. NESA 2013

24 40 Holes of Golf Your Task: Your teacher will give you ten pennies. Have one team member stand 200 cm from the “hole.” That team member will toss all ten pennies, one at a time. No “do-overs” and no practice shots are allowed. Then record the distance from the center of each penny to the “hole” (to the nearest centimeter), even if the penny rolled far away. Repeat with different team members until 40 pennies have been tossed. Do not take turns each tossing one a penny at a time—each team member should toss all ten of their pennies in one turn. NESA 2013

25 40 Holes of Golf Decide how you want to represent your data on your poster: dot plot, box plot, circle graph (“pie chart”), scatter plot, histogram, or bar graph. Create a poster. Leave room for the task below. Decide the five most important facts you wish to report about your team’s golf shots and add them to your poster. Your teacher will direct you on how to compare your team’s results with the other teams. Which team was most consistently close to the hole? NESA 2013

26 Traveling Salesman NESA 2013

27 Kinesthetic Math works 3X better: Use Gestures In the study, 90% of students who had learned algebraic concepts using gestures remembered them 3 weeks later vs. 33% of speech only students. And 90% of students who had learned by gestures only with no speech at all recalled what they had been taught. (Cook, SW, et al, 2007) NESA 2013

28 Make sure that you say Welcome Back to your team members. NESA 2013

29 Make sure that you say Welcome Back to your team members. NESA 2013 Changing teams-pack up

30 Hot Potato NESA 2013

31 Math Chat NESA 2013

32 No Screen Shots Allowed! You are emailing a friend the directions s/he will need to draw a specific diagram that must exactly match the shape (and size) of the one you have. Write a clear set of directions using words only. Your partner must draw the picture based on your directions. S/he may not use any tools such as a compass, ruler, protractor or straight-edge. Use precise mathematical vocabulary to ensure her/his diagram will match yours. NESA 2013

33 Reflection Prompt: Write down three things you learned today. NESA 2013

34 From Eric Jensen Mind-Body Connection “Activity not only fosters survival of our species, but it serves as a strategy for learning, emotional regulation, affiliation, resource acquisition and stress management.” NESA 2013


36 Treasure Hunt NESA 2013

37 Treasure Hunt Today your teacher will give you several descriptive clues about different relations. For each clue, work with your team (or a partner) to find all the possible matches among the relations posted around the classroom. Remember that more than one relation may match each clue. Once you have decided which relation(s) match a given clue, defend your decision to your teacher and receive the next clue. Be sure to record your matches on paper. NESA 2013

38 Treasure Hunt Your goal is to find the match (or more than one match) for each of eight clues. Once you and your team (or partner) have finished, only one relation will be left unmatched. That relation is the treasure! NESA 2013

39 Silent Debate NESA 2013

40 Silent Debate Topic Proof is an important topic to teach. NESA 2013

41 Silent Debate Topic Substitution is the best method for solving a system of equations. NESA 2013

42 Reciprocal Teaching NESA 2013

43 Closure Feedback form One more activity Before we go…. NESA 2013

44 Exit Slip Something you learned today… Something you would like to learn about…. NESA 2013

45 Proximity Partner NESA 2013

46 Day 2 NESA 2013

47 Welcome! It’s a great day to learn! Please draw a card to find your team. NESA 2013

48 Team Roles Shape A is the Facilitator Shape B is the Recorder/Reporter Shape C is the Resource Manager Shape D is the Task Manager NESA 2013

49 Silent Shapes No Talking No Taking No Gestures Each person must make a square NESA 2013

50 The hard work involved in teambuilding is worth it and pays many benefits, including: Social support for learning math Success for more students Opportunities to see and discuss multiple approaches More meaningful learning by discussing and explaining Better mastery of basic skills Greater mathematical exploration and creativity NESA 2013

51 Research shows that collaborative problem solving in the math classroom leads to:  Higher achievement  Increased retention  Greater use of higher-level reasoning  Greater intrinsic motivation  More positive heterogeneous relationships  Higher self esteem  More on-task behavior  Better attitudes toward teachers and school  Greater social support  More positive psychological adjustment  Greater collaborative skills NESA 2013

52 Laser lights NESA 2013

53 YOU ARE GETTING SLEEPY Legend has it that if you stare into a person’s eyes in a special way, you can hypnotize them into squawking like a chicken. Here’s how it works. NESA 2013

54 Place a mirror on the floor. Your victim has to stand exactly 200 cm away from the mirror and stare into it. The only tricky part is that you need to figure out where you have to stand so that when you stare into the mirror, you are also staring into your victim’s eyes. NESA 2013

55 If your calculations are correct and you stand at the exact distance, your victim will squawk like a chicken! NESA 2013

56 Think-Ink-Pair-Share Think about the scenario and then draw a picture of what you think it would look like. NESA 2013

57 Place a mirror on the floor. Your victim has to stand exactly 200 cm away from the mirror and stare into it. The only tricky part is that you need to figure out where you have to stand so that when you stare into the mirror, you are also staring into your victim’s eyes. NESA 2013


59 Your Task Are there similar triangles in your diagram? Justify your conclusion. (Hint: Remember what you know about how light reflects off mirrors.) Then calculate how far you will need to stand from the mirror to hypnotize your victim. NESA 2013

60 Your Task Now for the moment of truth! Have your teammate stand 200 cm away from the mirror, while you stand at your calculated distance from the mirror. Do you make eye contact? If not, check your measurements and calculations and try again. NESA 2013

61 Algebra Walk NESA 2013

62 Please memorize the following 9 symbols. No writing. You will be allowed 1 minute. There will be a quiz! NESA 2013 a:b:c:d: e:f: g:h:i:

63 What is this word? NESA 2013

64 Will this help you to remember the letters/symbols? abc def ghi NESA 2013

65 “Mathematics makes more sense and is easier to remember and to apply when students connect new knowledge to existing knowledge in meaningful ways.” Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, 2000 NESA 2013

66 Participation Quiz NESA 2013

67 The Big Race NESA 2013

68 The Big Race Today is the final event of “The Big Race”! Your teacher will give you each a card that describes how you travel in the race. You and your study team will compete against the heat 1 and 2 winners, Leslie and Elizabeth, at today’s rally in the gym. Unfortunately, Mark, the winner of heat 3, is absent from school and will not be participating against you. NESA 2013

69 The Big Race o Your study team must work cooperatively to solve the problems. No team member has enough information to solve the puzzle alone! o Each member of the team will select rider A, B, C, or D. You may not show your card to your team. You may only communicate the information contained on the card. o Assume that each racer travels at a constant rate throughout the race. o Elizabeth’s and Leslie’s cards will be shared by the entire team. NESA 2013

70 The Big Race Your Task: As a team, do the following: Draw a graph (on graph paper) showing all of the racers’ progress over time. Identify the independent and dependent variables. Write an equation for each participant. Figure out who will win the race! NESA 2013

71 Use your results from “The Big Race – Finals ” to answer the following questions. You may answer the questions in any order, but be sure to justify each response. a.Who won the finals of The Big Race? Who came in last place? How do you know? b.How fast was Rider D traveling? How fast was Elizabeth traveling? c.At one point in the race, four different participants were the same distance from the starting line. What was that distance? Who were they and when did this happen?

72 Proximity Partner Walk around until the music stops and then find a partner near you that you have not worked with. Introduce yourself and await directions. NESA 2013

73 Proximity Partner I Like to Move It! NESA 2013

74 Reflection Summarize what you have learned so far and what questions you still have. NESA 2013

75 Reciprocal Teaching Person A: Tell your partner about similar shapes and corresponding sides and angles. NESA 2013

76 Reciprocal Teaching Person A: Tell your partner about similar shapes and corresponding sides and angles. Person B: Tell your partner how you solve for missing sides of similar shapes. NESA 2013

77 Process  promoting Team work  assessing Math Understanding  addressing Status Issues  enhancing/encouraging Communication  highlighting the Mathematical Practices NESA 2013

78 Pairs Check NESA 2013

79 Teammates Consult NESA 2013

80 Listening Post NESA 2013

81 Polygonia The beautiful young princess of Polygonia is very sad. A mean ogre has locked her into a tower of a castle. She could escape through the window, but it is 50 feet above the ground, a long distance to jump! A moat full of alligators surrounds the tower. Naturally, Prince Charming wants to rescue her. NESA 2013

82 Polygonia The prince has some rope. His plan is to use an arrow to shoot one end of the rope up to her window. The princess can then slide down the rope to the other side of the moat, and off they will ride into the sunset. NESA 2013

83 The Power of Context and Exercise Move students around. Let them encounter the same content in different contexts. NESA 2013

84 Music and Movement My Bonnie NESA 2013

85 Icebreaker: Compromise NESA 2013

86 Hot Seat NESA 2013

87 Growing, Growing, Growing Patterns are everywhere! You may have noticed them in pinecones, flowers, stacks of cans in the grocery store, or many other places. Patterns are interesting partly because of the different ways that you can see how the parts of a pattern are changing. In this course, you will often look for different ways of seeing a pattern or concept. As you study the pattern in this lesson, work with your team to find several ways to see and describe the pattern and how it is growing. The following questions can help guide your discussion. NESA 2013

88 Growing, Growing, Growing How can we describe the pattern? Is there another way to see or describe it? Does anyone see it differently? NESA 2013


90 Swapmeet NESA 2013

91 Reflection Describe how an effective team looks and sounds. NESA 2013

92 Win-a-Row NESA 2013

93 Elevator Talk NESA 2013

94 Human Graphs NESA 2013

95 More brain talk… “Brain research confirms that physical activity—moving, stretching, walking—can actually enhance the learning process,” Jensen says. NESA 2013

96 Cross-lateral movements It’s also important to build cross-lateral exercises into your day. Cross-lateral movements are those in which arms and legs cross over from one side of the body to the other. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and the right side of the brain controls the left side. Both sides are forced to communicate when arms and legs cross over. This “unsticks” the brain and energizes learning. NESA 2013

97 Cross the Midline Stand with arms at sides. Touch right hand to left knee. Stand with arms at sides and touch left hand to right knee. Count or sing as you do this. Elbow Tap Stand with arms at sides. Bend and touch right elbow to left knee as you raise your leg. Stand and then touch left elbow to right knee. Windmills Feet spread apart and arms extended. Bend over at waist and tap right hand to left foot. Back up and then bend and tap left hand to right foot. Backwards Bend left knee and put foot behind right leg. Reach back around with right hand and touch left foot. Reverse and put right foot behind your left leg as you touch it with your left hand. NESA 2013

98 Hand Jive - Here is a pattern you can do with your hands. Slap hands on thighs twice. Clap hands twice. Shuffle right palm over left twice. Shuffle left palm over right twice. Make fists with fingers and thump right fist on top of left fist twice. Then thump left fist on top of right fist twice. Stick out thumb on right hand and move over right shoulder as if hitchhiking. Stick out thumb on left hand and hitchhike behind left shoulder. Continue repeating this pattern. (There are many variations, or you can make up your own.) NESA 2013

99 The end of this talk, but hopefully not the end of your interest in brain based learning. NESA 2013

100 How our brains really learn  There is no one single way we process all types of information.  Context and the learner‘s own background are huge variables. NESA 2013

101 Let’s try an experiment  Next slide has a list of simple words  Leave your pen/pencil down-no note taking, please.  Look over the words for 30 secs. Try to store them in your brain.  You’ll learn something new about how your memory works. NESA 2013

102 snooze snore slumber siesta soundly doze nightlight rest nap bed yawn dream NESA 2013

103 Think Ink Pair Share Without talking, make a list of all the words that you remember from the list. Turn to a partner and compare lists. Share at your table. NESA 2013

104 snooze snore slumber siesta soundly doze nightlight rest nap bed yawn dream NESA 2013

105 Yoga + Physical Education HOW COME WE DIDN’T THINK OF THIS BEFORE?!’s different, unknown, has challenges Why we need to consider & implement this as a part of quality, standards- based PE: Positive effect on student concentration & stress (Angus, 1989; Hopkins, 1979) Improved behavior, self-esteem, academic focus, & fitness (Slovacek, Tucker, & Pantoja, 2003) Reductions in aggression, helplessness Increases in static balance & stress-coping(Stueck & Gloeckner, 2005) Yoga is a lifetime physical activity that provides both desired physical & mental benefits NESA 2013

106 The Montillation of Traxoline It is very important that you learn about traxoline Traxoline is a new form of zionter. It is montilled in Ceristanna. The Ceristannians gristeriate large amounts of fevon and then bracter it to quasel traxoline. Traxoline may well be one of our most lukized snezlaus in the future because of our zionter lescelidge. (from Judy Lanier) NESA 2013

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