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Common Core & Mathematics
Transcript of Common Core & Mathematics
Kevin R. Clark, M.S.
July 24, 2013
Scrabble Slam Activity
Each participant is given a Scrabble tile.
When time starts, participants will mingle around the room to try and create the highest scoring word with as many (or as few) people as necessary.
You will only have 1 minute to complete this task.
When time is called, be prepared to share your word and total points.
You may have to use your word in a sentence.
Preparation: College & Career Competition Globally
Equity: Consistent for All
Clarity: Focused & Coherent Standards
Collaboration: Across States & Districts
How would you describe the Common Core mathematics classroom?
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Describe mathematical "habits of mind."
Offer standards for mathematical proficiency: reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and engagement.
Connect with content standards in each grade.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
What does this mean for Teacher Education programs?
The CCSS call for mathematics instruction that presents the subject in a way that is different from the way most of us learned mathematics. ALL teachers from kindergarten to those who prepare future teachers will need to become experts in teaching mathematics in ways that call attention to connection and result in deeper understanding of mathematical ideas (Gojak, NCTM President, 2013).
Establishing clear, rigorous objectives that describe what the students will learn.
Establishing a smoothly functioning classroom through the management of instruction and transitions to allow for maximum learning for all students.
1. Am I in the right room?
2. Where am I supposed to sit?
3. What are the rules in this classroom?
4. What will I be doing this year?
5. How will I be graded in this class?
6. Who is Mr. Clark as a person?
7. Will Mr. Clark treat me as a human being?
Engaging ALL students in every aspect of teaching and learning.
Flipping the Classroom
Before class, students watch teacher-created videos for homework.
During class, students engage in active learning tasks involving the content.
Teacher can speak to every student in every class, everyday.
Would you rather listen to a lecture, take notes during class, and complete practice problems for homework or...
Work as a forensic scientist using linear equations to identify missing people by predicting height by measuring the length of various bones found at a construction site...
Use Google Earth to see how long it would take you to walk from your hometown to Los Angeles, CA (scientific notation).
Analyze a text and see why R, S, T, L, N, and E are so popular on Wheel of Fortune (probability/odds).
Measure how long it takes you to write a sentence with your right hand and the same statement with your left hand. Graph the two lines and explain what the intersection of those two lines mean (system of equations).
Explore exponential growth by simulating the spread of AIDS by 'mixing' contents of cup with other students in the classroom and seeing a substantial increase in the number of infected people as time goes by.
Strategically using a varied set of questions to engage all students in discussion around rigorous content.
Using clear assessment criteria to drive instructional choices throughout the lesson and at the end.
There are two organizations designing assessments for the Common Core State Standards: Partnership for the Assessment Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
Calculations; finding area of rectangles given a drawing.
Graphing linear equations; solving word problems.
Justify your answer or steps taken to get answer.
Gather, analyze, organize, and interpret information from multiple sources to draft a valid report.
Don't Get Bogged Down...
Questions or Comments
Role of Teacher
Using technology to promote 21st century learning skills.