Math early release

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  • Laura Candler http:// www.lauracandler.com / Teaching students how to approach a math problem conceptually vs. procedurally Teaching students to use the 8 mathematical practices to work through the math problems
  • Meyer clip is 11:39
  • Clip length: 9:02
  • http://blog.mrmeyer.com/ Video of Dan Meyer- Ted Talks http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html “ What are the key words?” activity (we did this last IF PLC) Why the key word approach doesn’t always work- show problems (we did this last IF PLC) “ Sort and Debrief” activity/ handout Thinking Blocks- helping students understand the structure of math problems http://www.thinkingblocks.com/index.html
  • Math early release

    1. 1. Math Early Release December 7, 2011
    2. 2. Why Mess with Math? <ul><li>Shift in thinking with the Common Core… </li></ul><ul><li>conceptually vs. procedurally </li></ul><ul><li>use the 8 mathematical practices </li></ul>
    3. 3. Math Needs a Make Over <ul><li>“ The formation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Albert Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Meyer Clip – Ted.com </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing Guide </li></ul>
    4. 4. Key Words <ul><li>Use the paper provided and in 30 seconds write down all the key words we provide students with for solving problems </li></ul>
    5. 5. When Key Words… Aren’t <ul><li>Look at the sample problems </li></ul><ul><li>Key Words video </li></ul>
    6. 6. Structures of Word Problems
    7. 10. Structure: Types of Division <ul><li>Repeated Subtraction (sets) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Number of Sets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fair-Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Number in Each Set </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Arrays ( the missing dimension) </li></ul>
    8. 11. Resources <ul><li>http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lauracandler.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Carpenter, Fennema et. al, Adding it Up </li></ul><ul><li>Van de Walle, Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics, 5 - 8 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.thinkingblocks.com / </li></ul>

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