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2022 -2023 Mathnics

We look forward to offer Mathnics when we are all comfortable coming together face-to-face.

 

Data-Driven Instruction

Facilitator- Cassandra Gardner

How do we individualize instruction with so many students in our classroom? The process is not as complicated as we may think. Join this Mathnic as Cassandra models how to implement a data cycle to strategically utilize formative assessments and student characteristics to meet the learning needs of students. K- 12 educators are welcome.

Incorporating Rigor Using the SMPs

Facilitator- Cassandra Gardner

Incorporating rigor for students does not need to be a rigorous procedure for educators. By focusing on the Standards for Mathematical Practice, K- 12 educators can ensure students achieve a balance of problem-solving, reasoning, connections, and communication needed to build conceptual understanding and application that extends beyond the mathematics classroom.

Differentiated Instruction

Facilitator- Dr. Ashley Garner

Although differentiated instruction is essential for meeting student needs, it remains a challenge for K - 12 educators. Join this Mathnic as Ashley simplifies the process by modeling practical ways to individualize learning via strategies such as choice boards and tiered instruction.

Project-Based Learning

Facilitator- Stephanie Jackson

Tired of hearing students ask, "When will we ever use this?" If so, Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method to explore. Through application and inquiry, students apply their content knowledge to solve real-world projects. Stephanie will show her K -12 participants how.

Literacy in Mathematics

Facilitator- Dr. Sashelle Alexander

As communicated in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students must read, comprehend, and communicate mathematics to be proficient problem-solvers. However, mathematics teachers often do not focus on increasing literacy in their classrooms. Sashelle will equip participants with vocabulary, reading, and writing strategies to help students better understand and engage in mathematics. For standardized test preparation, there is a focus on writing constructed responses.

Problem-Solving With Polya

Facilitator- Dr. Sashelle Alexander

Problem-solving is an essential factor of excelling in mathematics and functioning in life. However, it is common for students to struggle with this skill, and teachers are often at a loss regarding how to assist adequately. Polya's problem-solving method is a scaffolding technique that provides a consistent pathway for finding answers to word problems. Participants will work with Sashelle to solve and discuss several mathematical problems with Polya's method. She will also share a graphic organizer that will scaffold the process for students.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Equity in Mathematics

Facilitator- Dr. Ashley Garner

Adults process new knowledge through the collective perspective of life experience, background, and culture. However, often, we ask students to park their perspectives at the classroom door and learn content in a manner that does not consider who they are. Not only will Ashley lead a dynamic discussion on culturally relevant pedagogy and equity, but she will present practical strategies to incorporate these timely practices to increase mathematics achievement.

A Socially Aware Mathematic Program

Facilitator- Stephanie Jackson

It is often challenging to mesh mathematics with social and emotional learning (SEL). How do we find the balance between holding students accountable for their mathematics performance while understanding the SEL challenges they are facing? Ashley will lead participants in a purposeful discussion to help them process and find the delicate balance to benefit the whole child.