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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
Working Problems from the Inside Out: Putting students and real-world application at the center

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Come experience how to take a PARCC, Smarter Balanced or text-book problem and turn the problem inside out so students are asking the questions and seeing the real-life application of the math. Participants will learn a powerful new strategy that 1) provides experiences for students to bring their math understanding to real situations, 2) gives many ways for students to be right in the math classroom, 3) builds positive disposition and adaptive reasoning in their students, and 4) builds a high-ceiling, low-floor task so all students have an entry point. Instead of answering someone else's questions, students learn that math in the real world involves asking your own questions, applying what you know and communicating your thinking to others.

Session Organization:
•Welcome and overview of the strategy (5)
• Experience a problem from the inside out (35)
• Look at middle school example problems (10)
• Explain how to choose a high-interest problem and rework it so students are asking the questions and driving the math discussions (15)
• Q and A (10)

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Erin Mayer

Professional Development Coordinator, Dual Language Education of New Mexico
Erin is a classroom teacher, a developer for the AIM4SCubed Math Framework (Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success) and has taught remedial math courses at the local community college. She is driven by a desire to give all students equitable access to mathematics... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Sweeney D
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Common Core State Standards that involves students using multiple Math Practices.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Participants will experience the power of the Inside Out Strategy.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Participants will experience an Inside Out Problem during the session and see examples from my classroom.
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