Participants will engage in a comprehensive research-based approach to mathematics instruction based on how students think about math. Story problems and number sentences will be analyzed to determine the mathematical demands and recognize student responses in terms of cognitive development. Participants will assess students’ thinking and design problems that will develop students’ understanding of the important concepts and skills. Emphasis will be on strengthening teachers’ effective questioning to facilitate purposeful discourse. No matter what curriculum resources you are using or planning to adopt (Connected Math, Illustrative Math, district developed curriculum, etc.), Thinking Mathematically will enhance the curriculum. Discussions about student work will provide a window into students’ thinking, strengthen students’ computational fluency and build their capacity for algebraic reasoning. Must have administration approval before registration. Contact (479) 575-3875 for registration information.
Fee $350; 42 hours PD- 7 days (3 summer at UA STEM Center (CMASE), 4 at schools during the academic year); 8:30-3:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the fee along with the book, Extending Children’s Mathematics.
Brochure is attached with additional information for teachers and administrators.