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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3-5 : The Tqe Process - Hands-on Practice to Help
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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5 utilizes video, group discussion, and activities to help teachers engage in mathematics as both learners and instructors. The workshop explores meaningful tasks for learners/teachers of mathematics; examines the task, question, and evidence (TQE) process; and provides a shared vision of classrooms where teachers and students are engaged in meaningful mathematics learning experiences.
View high-quality footage demonstrating classroom mathematics instruction.
- Explore best practices in mathematics instruction at the appropriate grade level.
- Learn the foundations for connecting prior knowledge to new learning; including (1) selecting, adapting, or creating worthwhile tasks to address a specific learning goal, (2) using targeted and appropriate questioning strategies to support all learners, and (3) collecting evidence of students’ conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to the learning goal.
- Receive a facilitator’s guide with tailored activities and strategies to reinforce participants’ knowledge, a CD with a PowerPoint presentation and an electronic facilitator’s guide for ease of use, and a copy of Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5 paperback edition.
- Welcome and Opening
- Exploring a Good Task (Exploring Quadrilaterals)
- Using the TQE Process (Comparing Fractions)
- Choosing Tasks (Modeling Decimals)
- Exploring Fractions as Learners (More Comparing Fractions)
- Using Arrays to Support Making Sense of Multiplication Strategies
- Connecting Arrays to Area