It’s hard to believe our week is almost over.
Read: Principles to Actions sections on “Facilitate Meaningful Mathematical Discourse” and “Pose Purposeful Questions,” pages 29-41.
Do: “Problems on Division” Block 3, Page 37. Problems 3 and 4.
Another great day for math and education!
The link to the video we watched today is here: http://veritasium.com/education/the-uncomfortable-effort-of-thinking/
Read: The article distributed at the end of the day: “Relational Understanding and Instrumental Understanding.”
Do: Block 2, Page 26.
We are off to a great start for PMI at Berks. We have 22 participants from 7 districts, with every grade level from Kindergarten to 6th represented.
This evening’s homework is as follows:
- Read Principles to Actions pages 1-11 and pages 17-24.
- Reflect on a task you have assigned your class, and analyze it from the perspective of what level of cognitive demand it makes.
- Choose 3 categories from the “Spectrum of Subtraction” in Block 2, Page 9. For each one, write a word problem appropriate for your grade level. We will share these on Tuesday.
- Complete both “Addition and Subtraction Problems” on Block 2, Page 10.
We’re excited that our first summer workshops will be starting Monday 6/26! Twenty Pennsylvania teachers will be coming to Penn State Berks for Math as a Second Language.
Participants: You should have received an information packet by email by now. If not, please contact Andrew Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
All of the seats in all four of our workshops this summer have been filled. We are excited to be welcoming 95 teachers from 37 different school districts this summer. We have grown a lot since our first workshop in 2013 with 8 participants and 3 districts.