Register for Upcoming e-Trainings:
From Effective Questioning to Deeper Understandings
Please register for From Effective Questioning to Deeper Understanding on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT at:
While asking questions may seem a simple task, it is perhaps the most powerful tool we possess as teachers. Knowing that effective questioning is the foundation for successful implementation of logical reasoning in the classroom, four opportunities for questioning have been identified (Texas and Jones 2013). One of the biggest challenges facing todays’ educators is addressing more rigorous standards that have now been adopted by many states. Students are required to develop deeper understandings of their content. Whether it is a contextual problem to solve in mathematics, a scientific investigation to perform, a piece of text to analyze, or interpreting historical events students are engaging in logical reasoning. A questioning structure and a bridging model that allows students to learn to create questions themselves will be shared.
Please register for Mathematicians Notebook on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT at:
Need a fresh approach to integrating a notebook into your classroom? See how the Mathematician’s Notebook (MNB) can change the way you teach mathematics as well as how your students learn and experience mathematics. The notebook becomes a dynamic place where language, data, and problem-solving experiences operate jointly to form meaning for the mathematics student. The MNB helps students create an organized space for demonstrating their learning process. The notebook serves as a formative instructional tool as well as a portfolio of the students’ learning experiences, which provides rich documentation for their mathematical thinking development. The MNB is a tangible representation of the mathematical process standards and the mathematical practices. The MNB serves as a platform for turning conjecture into modeling and STEM curriculum integrations.
Please register for Excursions in Mathematics at:
Excursions in Mathematics is an opportunity for students from around the world to come together as they engage in monthly mathematical experiences. The event will be held from September, 2106 through May, 2017.
Each month your students take a journey to some part of the world to learn about the mathematics that originated there. During each of the 8 excursions there will be opportunities for collaboration with other students from around the world. Students will be engaged in:
- Logical reasoning experiences while investigating and working with a variety of mathematical topics,
- Writing about the mathematics they are studying,
- Making interdisciplinary connections, and
- Investigating the historical development of Mathematics and the implications for their work in today’s society.
To view the TLJ e-Trainings listed below email info@TLJConsultingGroup.com:
K-12 Pedagogical and General Interest:
Connecting Multiple Representations to Building Fluency in the Mathematics Classroom
Developing a Community of Learning Environment in the Classroom
Fermi Problems and Questioning in Mathematics Part 1
Getting Started with the Mathematician’s Notebook
How Do Your Students Know They Know
Mathematical Literacy in the Classroom, 3-part Series: Beginning the Discussion, Writing, Fluency
Questioning with Fermi Parts 1 & 2
Teaching Mathematics with Trade Books
Using Dominoes from Kindergarten through High School Mathematics
Using Pattern Blocks in the Mathematics Classroom, 3-part Series
Websites for the Mathematics Classroom
Writing & Vocabulary Interdisciplinary
Creating Mathematical Experiences with the Mathematicians Notebook Elementary
Getting to Know Elementary Geometry 3-part Series
Tools of Investigation in the Elementary Mathematics
Creating Mathematical Experiences with the Mathematicians Notebook Secondary
Getting to Know Secondary Geometry 3 Part Series
Mathematics in CTE
Using Algebra Tiles to Develop Understandings of Basic Algebraic Concepts
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