Math Journeys 2012 Professional Development Day 3
We had another good night of PD. We took time to focus on the new Common Core Practice Standards and learn about what these mean. We also created a great list of goals we have for our incoming students. Check them out below!
2012 Goals for Students
- Be risk takers (comfortable with math)
- Have a love of math/learning
- Be confident
- Gain/enhance the ability to communicate
- Be able to collaborate with one another
- Be independent thinkers
- Be exposed to engineering
- Enjoy the Math Journeys experience
- Make friends
- Gain an appreciation for creativity
Practice Standards Summaries
- Practice Standard 1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Students plan mentally before beginning to solve
- Students connect to prior knowledge
- Students think about possible solutions (try different ways)
- Students use different methods to check answers
- Students ask themselves if answers make sense
- Practice Standard 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Have a plan (make sense of quantities and their relationships)
- Ability to decontextualize (naked numbers)
- Understanding of how the numbers in a problem relate to the scenario
- Ability to contextualize
- Practice Standard 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Students are able to prove/justify their results as well as listen and verify the work/strategies of others
- Accountable talk
- Articulate & verbalize
- Asking questions
- Proving answers
- Supporting statements
- Practice Standard 6: Attend to precision.
- Communicate precisely with their own reasoning (ex. teacher is the scribe of student thinking)
- Understand & use math symbols correctly (ex. 24 = 12+12 = 10 + 10 + 2 + 2)
- Specify units of measure & labeling (ex. 12:00 AM)
- Calculate efficiently & accurately (ex. 12×9 vs. 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 +12)
- Practice Standard 7: Look for and make use of structure.
- Mathematically proficient students:
- see patterns in numbers & geometric shapes (7+3 and 3+7 – same thing)
- decompose numbers
- use properties to solve situations
- are able to step back and shift perspective
- Looks like: confident, independent, more student led discussions
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