This one-day workshop focuses on helping teachers help students master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Participants examine the engaging aspect of teaching through problem solving in a standards-based classroom as a means of helping students make sense of mathematics. Participants experience firsthand the benefits of an instructional model that takes into account what students know and the mathematically engaging aspect of problems and tasks, while building a community of learners where justification for answers and methods is valued.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Articulate a structure for teaching through problem solving that incorporates the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
• Connect the design of a lesson to the opportunity for focused instruction and ongoing formative assessment.
• Identify scaffolded tasks as a means for differentiated instruction and an entry point for all students.
• Articulate daily instruction routines and classroom rituals that build independence of learning.
• Connect common misconceptions to the potential opportunities for student learning.
• Identify ways to promote purposeful student struggle and make mathematical relationships explicit.
Foundational Overview of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
NUMBER OF DAYS: 1