Standards-Based Classroom Modeling:
Problem Solving and Formative Assessment for the Common Core
The Classroom Modeling session demonstrates the problem-solving, assessment and communication process across all levels to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.
Components for this workshop can include:
- A working portfolio lesson that addresses the request of the classroom teacher(s). The lesson may focus on a particular mathematical content area, standard, strategy, multi-step problem and/or using mathematical language.
- Questioning students about their thinking in order to generate mathematical connections, communication and reasoning, both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrating differentiated instruction
- Introducing instructional techniques that promote students' understanding and use of the Mathematical Practices as well as students' higher-order thinking, reasoning and communication skills.
- Building student confidence and interest in mathematical problem solving and communication
- Utilizing Exemplars open-ended problems to introduce mathematical content, representations, language and connections, and to encourage mathematical discussion