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Problem Solving, 6-8

Problem Solving for the Common Core, 6–8: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers

  • Cost: $225
  • Date: January 20, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 to 3:30
  • Presenter: Cornelis de Groot, Ph.D.
  • Location: Hunter College

Through the lens of problem solving and mathematical modeling, investigate how to measure student performance in the middle grades against the Common Core. Explore strategies for promoting mathematical communication, reasoning and higher-order thinking as well as how to improve teaching and learning opportunities with middle-grades students.

This session focuses on:

  • Engaging instructional tools to effectively address the Common Core, especially with respect to the Mathematical Practices.
  • Underlying concepts and processes behind a teaching/learning approach centered on the Mathematical Practices and mathematical modeling.
  • Essentials of performance-based assessment, inquiry and instruction to support the Mathematical Practices and mathematical modeling.

Exemplars 6–8 math tasks, rubrics and anchor papers are incorporated throughout the workshop. Relavent mathematical language connected to problem solving and problem-solving strategies are explored. Mathematical communication and application of mathematical concepts across math strands will be investigated. Discussion topics also include: differentiating instruction, encouraging student involvement and developing a student's ability to assess his/her own work and the work of others to improve performance.

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Here's What People Are Saying

"I have to admit that this workshop was PHENOMENAL... I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this workshop with my fellow Atlanta Public Schools colleagues. Not only was it insightful and informative, but the presentation of the material covered was creatively done. She [the instructor] allowed us to make many of the activities she discussed. It seems as if both facilitators believe in the educational proverb: 'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I understand.'"

B. Cummings

Mathematics Instructional Coach

Atlanta Public Schools

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