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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6-8 : The Tqe Process - Hands-on Practice to Help
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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8 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. After viewing the video and participating in the activities for the workshop, participants will be able to plan questions to support students to engage in productive struggle around high-cognitive-demand tasks.
- View high-quality footage demonstrating classroom mathematics instruction.
- Explore what best practices in mathematics instruction looks like at the appropriate grade level.
- Learn the foundations for connecting prior knowledge to new learning and connect to your role as a learner in the teaching of mathematics.
- Receive a facilitator’s guide with tailored activities and strategies to reinforce participants’ knowledge of mathematics, 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 6–8 paperback edition
- Welcome and Opening
- Considering the Learner’s Role
- Using the TQE Process—Exploring Patterns
- Creating a Shared Vision—Solving a Percent Problem
- Engaging with Tasks—Exploring Different Ways that Lines Can Intersect
- Making Sense of the Mathematics of Progressions—Interpreting Graphs to Create Context
- Challenging Thinking—Dividing Fractions in Context
- Just in Time Support—Using a Table to Reason Proportionally