# SWAG 5th Grade GT Math

## 1st Six Weeks Reflection

Let's reflect on the 1st six weeks!

With your table discuss the following topics:

What went well in the 1st Six Weeks?

What would you tweak the next time you teach it?

Is there any topics that you think need to be re-taught?

Do you have any questions about curriculum so far?

## Dive Into Curriculum

Where do I access our curriculum and Scope and Sequence?

http://www.irvingisd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1842

Find the scope and sequence and save it to your computer ( If you haven't already)

Access the Teacher overview

- TEKS breakdown ( what is the TEKS asking me to do? )

- Lesson breakdown

- Resources ( links to websites)

- Big ideas

- Important Vocabulary

## Order of Operations... Is it just an order?

When you have a chance read the article below...

http://www.nctm.org/publications/mathematics-teaching-in-middle-school/blog/internalizing-the-order-of-operations/

With your group discuss how you or your students might solve this problem.

7 + 3 X 5 + 8

## How do we approach Standard Algorithm when coming from Partial Products?

Discuss with your table using the following sentence stem:

" Partial Products can help our students achieve standard algorithm because..."

Definition for Algorithm:

a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as of finding the greatest common divisor) in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation; broadly : a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end especially by a computer

Let's think.... If students know the steps for partial products do they know the steps to standard algorithm? How can we help our students become independent thinkers?

## Problem Solving! Creating Independent Thinkers!

Problem solving is like reading. Just as good readers, make text to self connections, text to text connections, and text to world connectionsâ€¦ so do good mathematicians.

Interactive Problem solving ideas:

Brainstorm what kinds of things to create problems about in the next 6 weeks.

• Look at the first week of the 2nd six weeks curriculum.
• Choose one big topic to create a problem over.
• How can we use this problem to create independent thinkers?

## Creating problems

Work with your table to create a word problem that matches the strip diagram given.

## Talk Moves

Let's reflect on todays training!

Using the sentence stems below discuss with your table how using sentence stems in math can help our students build metacognition:

So you're saying...

Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Explain how you figured....

Can you repeat what you just said?

Would someone like to add on to this discussion?

## What stuck with you today?

Next time could we talk about.....

## Reflections

What went well this six weeks?

## Lean4ward/ Pacing Calendars

Let's dive in and decide how we are going to teach all the standards!

## Stations

How can we use them?

What are the struggles?

Do you have any ideas about stations that might benefit others?