APS Math Newsletter
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Sharing Learning from CCTM
CCTM Regional Workshop
Webinar Series on Mathematical Modeling
Feedback Wanted: Digital Resources for Students
Sharing Learning from September 18th
Standards of Math Practice as a Vehicle to Promoting Engagement and Rigor
In this session, our guest speakers Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta shared a framework for thinking about how the standards of math practice are used by students as they engage in a problem solving task. Look at the visual below and then ask someone who attended this session to learn more.
From a teacher who attended:
The biggest thing I was able to take away from this session was the contemplate then calculate piece. I notice a lot of kids struggling with the math because they do not understand what they are even being asked to do. Many kids will immediately jump into trying to solve the problem. I think it is important for kids to take a couple seconds (even if it’s less than a minute) just to look at the problem and think about the things that stand out to them. Then talk about what they see right away before even trying to do any math. Giving them time after they all understand what is being asked of them to calculate or work through the problem mathematically then is the next step. We have to teach kids to read for understanding before trying to solve especially in a math classroom because sometimes the answer they always beg us for is staring them directly in the face.
Contemplate Then Calculate
Sharing Learning from CCTM
Phil Daro and Unfinished Learning
CCTM Regional Workshops: Fractions, Ratio, Rate of Change, Oh My!
Join your regional colleagues for a morning of learning on October 24th.
In this workshop, you will:
• Deepen your understanding of the effective mathematics teaching practices;
• Understand the vertical progression of major standards, both within and across years in the functions conceptual category;
• Discuss how a study of the progressions documents can support our own mathematics
• Explore the role of tasks in supporting student learning within the fractions, ratio and
proportional reasoning, and functions domains/conceptual categories.
$15 for CCTM members
$45 for non-members (includes a membership)
Upcoming webinar series on Mathematical Modeling:
Putting the Practice into Play
Resources for Math Coordinators & Educators
One of the most important standards for Mathematical Practice is MP.4: Model with Mathematics. It may also be one of the more difficult practice standards to understand and implement.
In this series of one-hour webinars, you will learn the what, why, and how of mathematical modeling in the secondary classroom. Get your most challenging questions answered by experts and educators and learn practical strategies for integrating modeling in your instruction. Register for one or all of the webinars!
Matematical Modeling 101
Connecting Conceptual Understanding & Procedural Fluency with Mathematical Modeling
Assessing Mathematical Modeling Activities