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#TMC14 GWWG: Talking Points Activity – cultivating exploratory talk through a growth mindset activity This activity is the one I am most excited about bringing to #TMC14 and to the Group Work Working Group. My intention is to blog more about how this goes during the morning sessions. I also hope that participants will blog more about this too and contribute resources to the wiki. Exploratory talk is the greatest single predictor of whether group work is effective or not, yet most symmetrical classroom talk (peer talk) is either cumulative (positive but uncritical) or disputational (merely trading uncritical disagreements back and forth). This activity is based on Lyn Dawes’ Talking Points activity but has been adapted for use within a restorative practices framework. It’s a great way to practice circle skills (i.e., respecting the talking piece) and get students to practice NO COMMENT (i.e., trying to score social points rather than focusing on the task at hand).

Three Acts Of A Mathematical Story 2016 Aug 6. Here is video of this task structure implemented with elementary students. 2013 May 14. Here’s a brief series on how to teach with three-act math tasks. It includes video. 2013 Apr 12. Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution? “Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week. - Free Math Worksheets, Math Games, Math Flashcards and more! Popular Cities Kansas City Tutoring Buffalo Tutoring Richmond Tutoring Tulsa Tutoring Denver Tutoring Los Angeles Tutoring Spokane Tutoring Detroit Tutoring Albuquerque Tutoring Memphis Tutoring Popular Subjects Math Tutors in Chicago Reading Tutors in San Diego GRE Tutors in New York City Reading Tutors in Washington DC Computer Science Tutors in Miami Algebra Tutors in New York City French Tutors in Chicago Math Tutors in Phoenix ACT Tutors in San Diego ACT Tutors in Seattle ACT Tutors in Los Angeles MCAT Tutors in Phoenix LSAT Tutors in Phoenix GRE Tutors in Los Angeles Reading Tutors in Atlanta ISEE Tutors in New York City GMAT Tutors in Chicago MCAT Tutors in Atlanta Spanish Tutors in Atlanta SSAT Tutors in Miami Popular Test Prep

Home Page Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students Events and PD "It gave me some good ideas to use in the classroom and ... a link that I can get all of the activities from." Mathematical Mindset Teaching Guide, Teaching Video and Additional Resources We have designed a Mathematical Mindset Guide to help teachers create or strengthen a growth mindset culture. This guide contains five Mathematical Mindset Practices along with links to teaching videos. The videos all show Jo and Cathy teaching middle school students. There are different stages described in each practice to help capture the journey of a mathematical mindset classroom and the evidence teachers may collect along the way for their own reflection or for discussion with colleagues. The guide has been designed for teachers to use in the process of self-reflection, or for coaches or administrators to use to encourage a mindset teaching culture. In the interactive version of the guide on this web page, you can click on the arrow buttons in the Expanding descriptors to see a short extract of Jo/Cathy teaching in the ways described.

Assessment Rubrics Math Standards-Based Math Rubric The Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric was updated in 2014 to reflect more current standards. It supports NCTM Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Web App Reviews: Geogebra Watch our video review: As a previous math teacher, I believe math can and should be fun. One way to make math fun is to make it hands-on, interactive, and inquiry based. Then instead of simply telling students a formula or rule, the students can discover it themselves, and really understand and own the ideas. A great tool to help teachers accomplish this is GeoGebra, a free online web app for interactive geometry. With GeoGebra students can work with points, lines, angles, polygons, equations, reflections, transformations, statistics, and more.

Mathematical Beginnings Welcome to! This website contains a free collection of starting points for mathematical activity. They could be used with learners aged around 11 upwards as a part of normal mathematics lessons or as something ‘a little different’. 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes!

Making Maths: Clinometer A clinometer is a tool that is used to measure the angle of elevation, or angle from the ground, in a right - angled triangle. You can use a clinometer to measure the height of tall things that you can't possibly reach to the top of, flag poles, buildings, trees. Follow the directions below to create your own clinometer. You will need: Academic Review Games The Teachers' Zone » Classroom Ideas » Academic Review Games TRASH BALLTrash Ball is a popular game in our high school. I think most of our departments use it. Divide your class into two groups.

Maths and Mantle of the Expert Maths and Mantle of the Expert Author: Tim Taylor l Suitable for: Key Stage 2, News, Planning Kevin Holland describes a Creative Partnerships funded project he developed to creating contextualized opportunities to study, apply and develop maths using mantle of the expert.

Fun with the Impossible Penrose Triangle I found this delightful animation today: The ball is traveling around a shape that can’t exist in our real world: the Penrose triangle. This illusion is the basis for some cool art, like Escher’s Waterfall. And I’m using it in my Math You Can Play books as a design on the back of my playing cards: Want to Play Around with the Penrose Triangle? Here’s a few links so you can try it for yourself:

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