Welcome to Back to School Night
What is math?
Shift to Common Core!
* Shifts in Mathematics Focus...narrow and deepen the way time and energy is spent in the classroom...building strong foundations Coherence...thinking across grades...extension of previous learning...linking to major topics...deeper exploration Rigor...conceptual understanding...procedural skill and fluency...application* Fewer, clearer, higher*Three minutes to learn about common core:
FIVE SHIFTS IN THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT
Mathematics Instruction Should ShiftTowardAway FromClassrooms as mathematics communitiesClassrooms as collections of individualsLogic and mathematical evidence as verificationThe teacher as the sole authority for right answersMathematical reasoningMere memorizing of proceduresConjecturing, inventing and problem solvingFinding answers mechanisticallyConnecting mathematics, its ideas, and its applicationsTreating mathematics as a body of isolated concepts and procedures
Adapted from Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM)
What does that mean for Math 8?*This year may be difficult*New books!*More application than theyre used to*Multiple representations
What Else Do We Do?* Projects and Activities
* Tuesday Silent Reading
* Character CountsRESPONSIBILITY
* Embrace our inner nerd
Staying InformedMy website...
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**These Five Shifts connect to the Five Tenets of Common Core.
Have teachers Turn and Talk about what this looks like in their classrooms.
Use the next hidden slides if time permits.*Common Core is about the Growth Mindset, as is our program. You will learn more about the Fixed and Growth Mindsets in the RTI-DI session.****