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Digital tote resources
Purpose & objective
The Common Core and the NCTM emphasize that mathematics learning must stand on three legs equally: Procedural Knowledge, Understanding and Application. Many mathematics classrooms struggle with ways to have students apply their knowledge and demonstrate true understanding. The Common Core states that students should be able to:
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3)
Participants will examine the language of the standards and share ideas about ways to move from lower level assessment (repeating algorithmic solutions to standard problems) to higher levels of synthesis, application, novel uses and original solutions.
We will work together to develop a draft of a project for the participants based on their learners specific needs. We will use a backwards design principles accomplish this task. Participants will share and receive constructive feedback on their project ideas.
We will use the good instructional design mantra: Tell, Show, Do.
5’ Intros and Setting the goal
10’ We will first explore the language of mathematical standards from Common Core, NCTM and the International Baccalaureate (IB). This will give participants the chance to look at the standards for their level and students.
20’ We will walk through 4 activities that were designed for 10th grade students. We will look at the design brief, explore the timeline for completion including scaffolded activities, look at examples of student work, and map these projects to the standards.
20’ Participants will be given a framework for designing a math activity, choose a particular standard that they are designing for, and create an outline for a project of their own making. These will be shared via a common digital dropbox.
5’ Questions and feedback
Common Core for Mathematics http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
International Baccalaureate Mathematics http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/mathematics/
NCTM principles and standards: http://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-Positions/Principles-and-Standards/
Steve Leinwand, American Institute for Research: http://steveleinwand.com
Teaching Channel: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/formative-assessment-high-school-math-sbac
Emergent Math: http://emergentmath.com