"In the past, and even many classrooms today, a math class involved the teacher presenting a lesson, then students practicing the procedures therein, and the teacher correcting students along the way. But things are changing!"
Read more from Teresa Lara-Meloy, author of Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School-The What, Why, and How, on Corwin Connect.
Learn the strategies that build conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas and problem solving to help students demonstrate more than a year's worth of growth for every year spent in school. John Almarode and Kateri Thunder, authors of Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5, help participants learn how. By using the right approach at the right time you can design classroom experiences that maximize mathematics learning.
"In our work, we help teachers support rich, inclusive mathematical discussions among all students. For these discussions to happen, a classroom culture must be developed based on what are often new norms for mathematics class: that students should listen to each other, not just the teacher; that mistakes are OK, even welcomed, as students search for mathematical truth together. New norms take time and deliberate effort to develop."
Read more from Jennifer Knudsen, author of Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School-The What, Why, and How, on Corwin Connect.
Learn from John SanGiovanni, author of Mine the Gap for Mathematical Understanding, Grades 3-5, the specific actions that teachers can take to close the gaps in student understanding of mathematics.
In this sample excerpt from The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades 6-8, learn how to construct your own learning intentions and success criterias for your mathematics lesson plans. These intentions help students take ownership of their learning.
"Has this ever happened to you?
'My lecture went perfectly! I worked the sample problems. I could tell the students really understood the material.'
The next day: 'I don’t know what went wrong! I thought all my students understood what I went over yesterday...' "
Read more from Frederick Dillon, author of Your Mathematics Standards Companion, High School, and The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, High School, on Corwin Connect.