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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School : The Tqe Process Guide High School Students Need

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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School 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. Explore how high school students understand the connection between algebraic and graphic representations of the steps of solving an equation. This resource also addresses reasoning and modeling.


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 in mathematics; (2) using targeted and appropriate questioning strategies to support all mathematics learners; and (3) collecting evidence of students’ conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to the learning goals of mathematics.
  • Receive a facilitator’s guide with tailored activities and strategies to reinforce educators’ 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 High School paperback edition.


  1. Welcome and Opening
  2. Considering the Learner’s Role (Types of Functions Graphically)
  3. Using the TQE Process (Solving f[x] = g[x] Graphically)
  4. Creating a Shared Vision (Linking Graphical and Algebraic Solutions to Equations)
  5. Making Sense of the Mathematics of Progressions (Exploring Different Ways that Lines Can Intersect)
  6. Helping Students Make Sense of Mathematics (The Father-and-Son One-Hundred-Meter Race)
  7. Teacher as Learner (Modeling a Bird’s Wings in Flight)
  8. Closing
Genre: Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Solution Tree
Author: Edward C. Nolan & Juli K. Dixon
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51715605
UPC: 9781942496502
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-5692

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