# march 26 th 2014 algebra and 8 th grade math group

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MARCH 26 TH 2014 Algebra and 8 th grade Math Group Slide 2 Agenda Welcome: How Many Knots Objective Task Share out Tootsie Pops Collaboration Time Reflection Slide 3 Welcome Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett Our time together is not always about what happens tomorrow, but what happens down the road. Slide 4 Objectives The objective of the day is that we share our experience of using problem solving activities or longer tasks and capture the learning that we had this year. Each teacher should leave with a lesson or activity that they have feedback on which could be used as evidence in the evaluation. What teacher moves are you going to incorporate into a lesson to help students persevere? Slide 5 Teachers Provide Students with Opportunities to Reason to make sense Engage in productive discourse Use representations flexibly and appropriately to model mathematics Persevere to solve problems Slide 6 Teachers pose problems based on sound and significant mathematics that: Engage students intellect Develop students mathematical understanding and skills Call for problem formulation, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning Slide 7 What? What did you take away from the last few PDs and use in your classroom? Reason to make sense Engage in productive discourse Use representations flexibly and appropriately to model mathematics Persevere to solve problems Engage students intellect Develop students mathematical understanding and skills Call for problem formulation, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning Slide 8 Tuning Protocol Purpose Receive feedback Fine-tune teacher lessons/units/student work Collaborative reflection helps educators to design and refine their assessment In support of developing higher-quality student performance Process Facilitator reminds everyone of the process Presenter presents their work Clarifying questions of the presenter Close examination of the work presented by participants Feedback from participants Reflection by presenter Slide 9 Questions to consider when presenting: How did you create the task or activity? How did it fit in with the lesson plan? How did you do to get all kids involved in problem solving? What is the culture of the room like when kids are working? What did you like about the task or activity? What would you differently next time? Slide 10 How we will present 3 groups 15 minutes to share and get feedback 5 minutes to share out to whole group Slide 11 Tootsie Pops How many licks does it take? Slide 12 I used to think, But now I think We have been looking at problem solving Performance task UPScheck Modeling Cycle Teacher moves to help students persevere When we began this study of problem solving, you had some initial ideas. In just a few sentences, I want to write what it is that you used to think about problem solving. Now, I want you to think about how your ideas about problem solving have changed as a result of what weve been doing/discussing. Again in just a few Sentences write down what you now think about problem solving Slide 13 Collaboration time If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra Planning lessons helps you know where your going Slide 14 Reflection What teacher moves are you going to incorporate into a lesson to help students persevere? What teacher moves are needed to set up confidence to help students persevere?

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