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Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice (SsMP).
  • Identify when you are or a colleague is applying a mathematical practice when problem solving.
  • Identify how to use talk moves as a teaching tool for implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Discuss how a number talk supports students' mathematical thinking.

Number Talk of the Day

Activity #1:

Number Talk Video Guide
Today, we will watch a fifth grade example of a number talk. Use the recording sheet to take notes during the video.

Beginning the Day with a Math Problem-Do and Discuss Math

Activity #2:

Mathematical Practices

Activity #3

What are the mathematical practices? What do they mean for our teaching?

SsMP #7: Look for and make use of structure.

SsMP #8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Let's Reflect:
What does the mathematical practice look, sound like in the classroom?

Math Problem(s) of the Day-Do and Discuss Math

Activity #4

Crossing the River

Sneaking up the Line

During these do and discuss math approaches we are modeling a three part problem solving approach.
Read more here.

Math Strategy in Action

Activity #5

Visual Models to Represent Relationships in Problems
Bar Models

Number Lines

Modeling Word Problems

Applying the Mathematical Practices


Activity #6