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)
  • Perseverance
  • 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.
  1. Students plan mentally before beginning to solve
  2. Students connect to prior knowledge
  3. Students think about possible solutions (try different ways)
  4. Students use different methods to check answers
  5. Students ask themselves if answers make sense
  • Practice Standard 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  1. Have a plan (make sense of quantities and their relationships)
  2. Ability to decontextualize (naked numbers)
  3. Understanding of how the numbers in a problem relate to the scenario
  4. Ability to contextualize
  • Practice Standard 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  1. Students are able to prove/justify their results as well as listen and verify the work/strategies of others
  2. Accountable talk
  3. Articulate & verbalize
  4. Asking questions
  5. Proving answers
  6. Agreeing/disagreeing
  7. Supporting statements
  • Practice Standard 6: Attend to precision.
  1. Communicate precisely with their own reasoning (ex. teacher is the scribe of student thinking)
  2. Understand & use math symbols correctly (ex. 24 = 12+12 = 10 + 10 + 2 + 2)
  3. Specify units of measure & labeling (ex. 12:00 AM)
  4. 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.
  1. Mathematically proficient students:
  2. see patterns in numbers & geometric shapes (7+3 and 3+7 – same thing)
  3. decompose numbers
  4. use properties to solve situations
  5. are able to step back and shift perspective
  6. Looks like: confident, independent, more student led discussions

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