Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations

Presented by: Robert Berry

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations identifies and addresses critical challenges in high school mathematics to ensure that each and every student has the mathematical experiences necessary for his or her future personal and professional success. This session provides an overview of Catalyzing Change and initiates critical conversations centering on the following serious challenges: explicitly broadening the purposes for teaching high school mathematics beyond a focus on college and career readiness; dismantling structural obstacles that stand in the way of mathematics working for each and every student; implementing equitable instructional practices; identifying Essential Concepts that all high school students should learn and understand at a deep level; and organizing the high school curriculum around these Essential Concepts in order to support students’ future personal and professional goals. Catalyzing Change is written to engage all individuals with a stake in high school mathematics in the serious conversations that must take place to bring about and give support to necessary changes in high school mathematics.

Hosted by: Amanda Riske

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Catalyzing-Change-in-High-School-Mathematics

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Presented on December 18, 2018

 

 

 

Necessary Conditions: Ingredients for Successful Math Classrooms

Necessary Conditions: Ingredients for Successful Math Classrooms

Presented by: Geoff Krall

Take a look at pieces of Geoff Krall’s book on Secondary Math. He’ll share the inspirations for the book as well as a framework for pedagogy for secondary math teachers. You’ll see excerpts from the book as well as printables to advance your practice.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Necessary-Conditions-Ingredients-for-Successful-Math-Classrooms

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Presented on December 11, 2018

Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program (Part 2)

Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program

Presented by: Peg Cagle, Cal Armstrong and Dylan Kane

An intensive, three-week residential program, the PCMI/TLP provides participating middle and high school math teachers with the unique opportunity to engage in a deep dive into their own professional development, alongside parallel communities from across the larger umbrella of mathematics profession. In addition to doing math, reflecting on practice, and developing capacity as a teacher leader, both formal and informal interactions connect teachers to research mathematicians, mathematics university faculty, undergraduate & graduate students, and thought leaders addressing equity in mathematics education at the post-secondary level.

Join Cal Armstrong (@sig225), Peg Cagle (@pegcagle), and Dylan Kane (@dylanpkane) to learn about this unique professional development offering, in time to meet the summer application deadline of January 15, 2019.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: This podcast exceeded the size by over 30 MB.  So this is part 2 of this podcast. Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Park-City-Mathematics-Institute-Teacher-Leadership-Program

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Presented on December 4, 2018

 

Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program (Part 1)

Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program

Presented by: Peg Cagle, Cal Armstrong and Dylan Kane

An intensive, three-week residential program, the PCMI/TLP provides participating middle and high school math teachers with the unique opportunity to engage in a deep dive into their own professional development, alongside parallel communities from across the larger umbrella of mathematics profession. In addition to doing math, reflecting on practice, and developing capacity as a teacher leader, both formal and informal interactions connect teachers to research mathematicians, mathematics university faculty, undergraduate & graduate students, and thought leaders addressing equity in mathematics education at the post-secondary level.

Join Cal Armstrong (@sig225), Peg Cagle (@pegcagle), and Dylan Kane (@dylanpkane) to learn about this unique professional development offering, in time to meet the summer application deadline of January 15, 2019.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: This podcast exceeded the size by over 30 MB.  So this is part 1 of this podcast. Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Park-City-Mathematics-Institute-Teacher-Leadership-Program

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Presented on December 4, 2018

 

Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem Solving

Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem Solving

Presented by: Amie Albrecht

Working mathematically is about more than knowing facts, recalling definitions and applying techniques to familiar problems. I teach a course at the University of South Australia to develop problem-solving skills in pre-service maths teachers (primary and middle school). We focus on mathematical processes, not any particular branch of mathematics. We learn and practice strategies for: getting started, attacking the problem, and reflecting on and extending our work. The aims are to: develop students’ mathematical thinking skills so that they can tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence, help them experience the joy in asking and answering their own questions, and orient them towards the ways in which mathematicians work. In this session we’ll sample some good problems for uncovering aspects of problem-solving, and talk about specific strategies for progressively developing oral presentation and mathematical writing skills. We’ll also tackle the thorny issue of assessment, including how to support students to undertake in-depth mathematical investigations of their own choosing. My goal is that you’ll find one or two specific ideas that will help in your current teaching.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Developing-Mathematical-Thinking-Through-Problem-Solving

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Presented on November 27, 2018

 

 

Stand and Talks

Stand and Talks

Presented by: Sara VanDerWerf

One of the best things I ever started doing in my classroom was daily ‘Stand & Talks’, a twist on turn and talks, to engage every single student in talking about mathematics every single day in my classroom. Learn how to start using this routine in your classroom to engage your students. What you give students to talk about is critical so we will also look at the lens teachers bring to planning a stand & talk. In addition we will touch on where to find resources so that you can start using this routine in your classroom tomorrow. This routine is not specific to a text or grade.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Stand-and-Talks

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Presented on November 13, 2018

 

What’s Going on in This Graph?

What’s Going on in This Graph?

Presented by: Sharon Hessney

“What’s Going On In This Graph?” (WGOITGraph?) is what we math-types automatically ask ourselves when we see a graph of interest. But, do our students have this curiosity? Probably not. WGOITGraph?, a weekly, free online feature of the New York Times Learning Network, asks students “What do we notice?” and “What do we wonder?” about a timely graph that they can recognize themselves in. (You may know this as Annie Fetter’s math problem-solving strategy.) WGOITGraph? is for grades 7 – 12 and beyond. It is used in not only math, but also humanities and science class. With a very low floor and very high ceiling, all students engage and benefit.

WGOITGraph? is released weekly on Thursday with math teachers live moderating 9 am – 2 pm ET on the following Wednesday. Then, we reveal the article, additional questions, and Stat Nuggets.

WGOITGraph? can be used in class or as homework. WGOITGraph? expects no teacher prep or statistical background.

We will notice and wonder about some graphs. Then, we will share our catchy headlines. We will discuss best practices. Guaranteed that you’ll still be thinking about the graphs once we are done.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/What-s-Going-On-In-This-Graph

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Presented on November 6, 2018

Digital math workflow FTW with Desmos, EquatIO, and Google (Post 2)

Digital math workflow FTW with Desmos, EquatIO, and Google

Presented by: John McGowan

There are a ton of great resources…Word Docs, PDFs, Google Docs, textbooks, test banks, etc…and you want to merge them to include Desmos, Google’s GSuite. You also want faster & more effective feedback, accessibility, and deeper student understanding & engagement driven by student choice and response preferences. We will talk about some of the ways you can do this with the help of EquatIO!

Host: Paula Torres

Note: This podcast exceeded the size by over 30 MB.  So this is part 2 of this podcast. Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Digital-math-workflow-FTW-with-Desmos-EquatIO-and-Google

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Presented on October 30, 2018

Digital math workflow FTW with Desmos, EquatIO, and Google (Post 1)

Digital math workflow FTW with Desmos, EquatIO, and Google

Presented by: John McGowan

There are a ton of great resources…Word Docs, PDFs, Google Docs, textbooks, test banks, etc…and you want to merge them to include Desmos, Google’s GSuite. You also want faster & more effective feedback, accessibility, and deeper student understanding & engagement driven by student choice and response preferences. We will talk about some of the ways you can do this with the help of EquatIO!

Host: Paula Torres

Note: This podcast exceeded the size by over 30 MB.  So this is part 1 of this podcast. Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Digital-math-workflow-FTW-with-Desmos-EquatIO-and-Google

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Presented on October 30, 2018

 

The Best Algebraic Reasoning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (or Story Tables 101)

The Best Algebraic Reasoning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (or Story Tables 101)

Presented by: Shira Helft

If math is a toolbox, we often fill it with lots of one-use gizmos that students half-master. Teachers are already starting to replace these with fewer, more powerful tools (like the area model). In this session, we will get to know one versatile tool — the story table — that has transformed how I teach Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Come ready to do some sense making!

Host: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Best-Algebraic-Reasoning-Tool-You-ve-Never-Heard-of-StoryTables-101

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Presented on October 23, 2018