Bringing Mathematical Practices into Your Classroom, Lynn Schaal, New London Middle School.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice identify eight practices that outline behaviors of mathematically proficient students. This presentation will highlight strategies that are designed to encourage student exploration and discovery, and give students ownership of the mathematics. These strategies not only develop a deeper understanding of the math, but it increases students’ understanding and engagement. Presentation Slides (Movie). Links in the presentation: Achieve the Core, Google Doc with links to Sites with Rich Tasks, and Standards for Mathematical Practices Progression through Grade Levels.
Developing Math Coaching Practices, Erin Edgington, UW Platteville
This session will examine effective math coaching practices through the lens of current research and classroom experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their skills through interactive discussions and to obtain strategies they can use immediately in their work. Presentation Slides
Why Does a High School Math Teacher Candidate Need to Know Elementary School Mathematics Deeply? Matthew Chedister, UW La Crosse
Often our secondary candidates are singularly focused on the math they will encounter in their classrooms but we argue that is not enough. We will discuss why it is critical for them to understand all levels of math deeply as they consider how concepts develop and what are the foundations that a strong mathematical understanding is built on. We will also discuss how we can restructure preservice programs to make this vision possible. Presentations Slides to appear soon. Presentation Slides.