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Effective Planning in Mathematics

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Sandra Mlynarczyk

on 11 October 2015

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Transcript of Effective Planning in Mathematics

Day, Unit and Long Range Planning
Introducing vocabulary and problem-solving skills prior
Allow access for prior knowledge and success from the beginning
Building concepts/ skills and checking for comprehension before moving on
Focusing on the "Big Ideas" and leaving opportunities for cross-curricular connections
Including various types of activities catered to different learning styles within the classroom
Continually connecting to the curriculum expectations
Cross-Curricular Planning
Words for thought...
Big Ideas!
Help focus planning
Makes sense of the individual skills/concepts and how they work together as part of a larger concept
Allows a greater depth of skill master by focusing on simple to complex problem-solving skills
Exploring concepts in depth
Lets be honest, we have all seen or experienced this before...
Effective Planning in Mathematics
After seeing that, how can we plan effectively for mathematics?
Traditional Vs. Three Part Lessons
"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."
-S. Gudder

Getting Started (Minds On!), Working on It, and Consolidation
Problem solving and group work
Student directed with teacher involvement
Student comprehension prior to moving onto new concept
Teacher directed
Students record information
Independent work
Homework is taken up regardless of student comprehension
Fun and engaging
Builds on concepts
Deepens understanding
Shows that math is all around us
Bridging gaps
Meaningful lessons
Shows skills are applicable to different areas

"Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."
-Shakuntala Devi
Sandra Mlynarczyk
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