May 11, 2019
Session 1: Noticing and Wondering (grades 7-12) 9:30-11:00 AM
Session 2: Making Sense of Problems (grades K-6) 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Glenbrook South High School
We will continue our wonderful experience on Saturday morning when Annie Fetter leads two workshops for us. Participants will do some math, explore what contributes to an environment focused on students and their learning, and examine the role of technology in this environment.
For Grades 7-12: The practices of Noticing and Wondering can help all students generate mathematical ideas and make connections among them. Noticing and Wondering pave the way for the development of other problem-solving strategies and support a classroom culture that gives every student a way to contribute mathematically, while treating math as a creative process. We’ll explore scenarios around a variety of content, including patterns, geometric relationships, and polynomials, and look at how Noticing and Wondering can provide multiple entry points for students. We’ll consider different activity structures that rely on Noticing and Wondering, such as visual patterns and 3-Act Tasks, and ponder how to use these ideas to tweak existing (and perhaps “required”) curricula.
For Grades K-6: The very first Mathematical Practice, “make sense of problems,” includes many ideas that have long been foci of literacy instruction. Yet when “math” starts, both teachers and students often leave those good habits behind. We’ll look at examples of this and explore how to leverage literacy routines in math.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Wiltjer.