Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Abromson Community Education Center
Abromson Center, USM, Portland
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Eight Mathematical Practices
Registration at 8:30 am
Workshop 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline 01/05/18
The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is offering an exciting math professional development workshop. This full day workshop will be presented by MMSA’s STEM Specialists.
This will be a full day workshop with a light breakfast and lunch served.
Participant Cost: $130
Participants will focus on reviewing and developing methods for applying the Eight Mathematical Practices in curriculum development and in the classroom.
Teachers have been trying for years to find something better than “kill and drill” in their classroom. Teacher-centered practices where all students are expected to do the same old thing through rote procedures are not effectively preparing our students for the future. Planning and leading more student-centered activities will increase student understanding by allowing them to become “math thinkers.” This workshop will dive into ways for teachers to implement the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice, and participants will see examples of these practices in action. This workshop will focus on the Eight Mathematical Practices that are embedded throughout math content from K-12. The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice are:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
4. Model with mathematics
5. Use appropriate tools strategically
6. Attend to precision
7. Look for and make use of structure
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of what the Standards for Mathematical Practice are, and how they can effectively incorporate them into their teaching.
Appropriate for K-12 educators.
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