#oklaed Archive
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Sunday April 24, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
Tonight's chat is not just for math teachers. It's to HELP everyone understand the new math standards.
I believe that was after the bill was passed thus meaning this bill has not passed and caution needed
I've just horrifed the math world unintentionally. My list of old white guy sensitivity crimes expands by one.
Welcome to . To start tonight, share if you ran or watched the this morning.
checking in - Jonathan Atchley, AP, Edmond PS
you tweeted or someone last week during the chat and I saw it :)
Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School. Didn't watch or run, but was inspired by the .
Blue Cereal. Thinking about people running makes me sweat and run short of breath, so... no.
Wendy Pratt checking in as long as I don't have to do the math.
Nancy Williams Reading Specialist Idabel Primary South I teach reading, but I'm here to learn anyway.
Kevin Hime Superintendent not a runner but son is a ultra marathon runner
Drew Robinson, instructional technology coach, Tulsa Public Schools
Hey all! I'm Levi from the SDE! My wife and I watched the leaders pass by early today!
I am a math T in . I did not run or watch . I slept :)
Steph Hime ELL/EdTech I am an Elem. T and I ❤️ to teach Math!
Kim, teach 5th grade Math and Science at Little Axe, looking forward to learning how to teach math. ;-)
Angie Wages, Mid-Del, definitely a spectator of those runners who are clearly missing some brain cells 😜
Kelli from Elgin. 6th ELA. Ready to learn about Math. :-)
Amanda Smith, 3rd, Moore, ran my first in
Good evening! Wendi MS math teacher from Edmond. I watched it!
Jimmy Hartford soon to be OSU graduate and Mathematico
...and math is around us everywhere everyday! Let's help our students see it!😀 https://t.co/Y4M6OyFOWH
Tonight's chat is not just for math teachers. It's to HELP everyone understand the new math standards.
I am the same way. I said I have to get better. The fat on my body is way to comfortable
Tyler Bridges, Assistant Superintendent for . I definitely did no running today. I ate a snowcone instead. And had donuts.
Terri Cullen assoc prof not a runner.. but cheered virtually for friends.
Mathematics is the science of indirect measurement.
Running for fun never sounded like much fun for me
The more Math you know, the better the questions you can ask.
Timmy Higgins, 4th grade teacher with . Sadly did not watch the marathon and as a penalty my were playoffs eliminated
Jason Midkiff Supt. Greenville/Purcell
Jennifer, 1st grade, Moore...looking forward to a great chat!
Kas Nelson, Elem principal . I ran the half today and PR'ed by 21 minutes!
Andrea Gaines Union HS Science, Use math everyday, teach it within science, always ready to learn, well not before 5am...
Happy Sunday ! Kathy Dunn, Mid-Del Assistant Superintendent
Clay McDonald, assistant principal, Piedmont High School
Sarah B here!!! 7th grade reading, but love my math peeps!
Core knowledge is impt and enables the other principles to be used! https://t.co/XXKzUCJ4d2
I guess the idea that you have to know something to know that same thing doesn't jive w/ me.
I ran 7 miles today, but just at home.
Tutaleni checking in 4 ! Hoping there wont be a math quiz; I still haven't master that addition thing.
Drew Price - Instructional Coach - Putnam City. Too busy coaching at a soccer tourney to run -
Meghan Loyd. MS Vocal Music from Broken Arrow and currently listening to Queen Bey's LEMONADE
Thank goodness for the calculator!
DeeAnn Moran 2nd grade Moore
Adrienne Fore Union science
To begin, we're talking tonight about the Mathematical Actions and Processes of the new OK Math Standards.
Drew Cummings. Adair HS. History. Not EOI ready but oh well.
Crystal Szymanski, Chisholm MS Principal
John Bennett, Emeritus back in Connecticut for a few weeks. Waiting for windows for the house...
I thought about running,that's as far as I got. I sat back down almost immediately.
ELD specialist/Edtech enthusiast East Central High School Public Schools
Excited to talk math tonight. I'm Robbyn Glinsmann from SDE.
What's the purpose of having them? I'm glad you asked! Here is the blurb from the standards. https://t.co/Kl5i0DkqMM
you tweeted or someone about last week during the chat and I saw it :)
Glad we got past elementary teachers do not teach math
Watching baseball, too! Math can be taught using America's favorite! https://t.co/tt6v97qF3p
MARWIN! He hits a solo homer to the Crawford Boxes to put the on the board!
You can see in the visual that the Mathematical Actions and Processes do NOT stand alone, but work together. https://t.co/mNGlRCU6oF
Angela Little | Edmond Public School Parent | Business Analyst @ American Fidelity | Pub Ed Advocate
LeeAnne Pepper, Tulsa Public Schools
Rob Reck - Retired instrumental music ed in Broken Arrow.
However, tonight we are going to sit and look at each of these separately to understand what those words say.
I thought "what would do?" Then I took a swag selfie in black and white.
OK State Supt.
Ready to follow tonight's chat on new math standards.
Happy Sunday, ! Sally here. Math teacher at Belle Isle MS in OKCPS. Walked 13.1 miles this morning. Nursing a killer blister tonight.
We will be using the normal Q1/A1 format. Each question is just helping us understand each of the Mathematical Actions and Processes
Jack Reed, Assistant Principal at The U.S. Grant in OKCPS
Thanks for sharing! Do significant harm to students by seeing math as 'number crunching' - yea, standards!! https://t.co/aalJiXKctk
What's the purpose of having them? I'm glad you asked! Here is the blurb from the standards. https://t.co/Kl5i0DkqMM
TY for consistency listening to
A1: Your understanding - goes beyond algorithms and ability to solve "naked" math problems
I was participating in a grading marathon just before the chat started 😁😂. Shelly Langan Bridge Creek Science
I love math.
Well, I love the IDEA of math.
Trig is my jam.
A1- in elem it might be number sense?
It's awesome that you're here to talk math & math standards!
Here here the blurb about "Develop a Deep and Flexible Conceptual Understanding" from the standards. https://t.co/xF9qS2gaMG
Christie Paradise. Neither. Slept in after the amazing concert, then spent the day celebrating my nephew's birthday!
Janalyn Taylor, Clinton principal.
A1 deep understanding = more than just memorizing the formulas...which sadly is how I learned math...
A1: It means you understand it so deeply that you can apply it in real world experiences. You didn't just dare I say "memorize" it.
A1 it's all about ability 2 make connections...2 other concepts, 2 other contents, 2 real world application https://t.co/Yzb55iXV1X
Friends my unicorns and rainbows are way out of my element tonight....
Me, too. Didn't understand the WHY until Elem Methods in college.
A1: To understand why you do things not just how. To be flexible enough to adapt to similar but different problems.
A1: I think it means students go beyond using their fingers. They are able to transfer those skills and apply it to real life.
A1: It means we need Ts who understand the WHY of math before trying to teach the HOW, b/c Ss always ask. https://t.co/VIIiX79vFg
A1 In first grade it means allowing hands on experience, providing opportunity 2 explore & understand number. Let the own it!
Which sadly is still happening. Formulas help with a test. Understanding the formula helps with life. https://t.co/oqnTbak7W6
A1 deep understanding = more than just memorizing the formulas...which sadly is how I learned math...
A1: Connecting Math to everyday life
A1) deep questions for non secondary math teachers.
A1) IMO it means to understand a concept in multiple ways, that may be different from just solving a problem but understanding it
A1: Deep understanding is so much more than just doing. It is being able to apply in novel problem solving situations.
A1: Understanding a concept and having the ability to apply it in multiple situations, not just the rote memorization of a fact.
A1 cont, and the conceptual piece is about getting the why before the how
But we are SO glad that you're here! https://t.co/ONWC9wTGDC
Friends my unicorns and rainbows are way out of my element tonight....
The ability to understand beyond 2-2=0
Not really! Conceptual understanding is critical at all levels.
A1) That we understand why something happens and can show it different ways.
A1: To a deeply entrenched ELA girl, it means kids will know how to use math for practical purposes. https://t.co/FNAA4o2wII
a1 As a non-math teacher I would love to know the answer to this question.
Chelsea Cox, Physical Science teacher from Bixby. Excited for my first chat! Lots of math involved in physical science!
Without a deep understanding of number Ss have nothing to build on. https://t.co/CTWdTERSaJ
A1- in elem it might be number sense?
What I know Math made me mad in Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College. Music was and still is my safe place
I always saw each subject separate, couldn't make connections among content area.
A1: It is the why as well as the what.
A1. I had to Google it, to tell you that yes students need to understand math concepts and be flexible in which ones they apply NCTM
A1: to me Deep means "thoroughly" and flexible means the S can apply knowledge of the concept in a variety of situations.
A1: Be able to own the math & apply it to everyday life; should be able to peer tutor
A1: Deep and flexible understanding. Students know material at a high level, not just able to perform algorithms and tasks.
A1: There's already a joke to be made here, but I promised myself I'd go high road tonight.
A1: As adults we know numbers are flexible and capable of many things. We must give Ss opportunities to conceptually learn this too
Google is a beautiful creation :)
There are some awesome responses on Q1
A1: If it is conceptual, it will take time, which means your teaching should be reciprocal.
A1) being able to answer question without the Ts help: How will I ever use this?
A1: Something we want our Ss to apply in every subject!
A1 part 2: I want them to OWN the math, not just learn it.
which is a good reminder that the same math expectations are not necessary for all
A1: More than just knowing, but the why.
Helping students become problem solvers! https://t.co/kImvn1kqVL
A1: Understanding a concept and having the ability to apply it in multiple situations, not just the rote memorization of a fact.
That cracks me up! I think that hints at what Ss deal with... not just that answer but so much more!
If you had that Deep Conceptual understanding you would have known music is math (somewhat). https://t.co/6JSN4GS2oi
What I know Math made me mad in Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College. Music was and still is my safe place
Agree. Having teachers without a math background teaching math classes hurts my heart. Even in elementary school.
Send it to me later please!!!
A1 I think Ts teaching this updated way of looking at math are going to need to understand it themselves first
A1 It means I'll get help in science class teaching Ss how to analyze data. Yay!
That's it! Love the answer. I'll share it w/ my T's tomorrow! https://t.co/KKAH5s1vNu
A1: It means you understand it so deeply that you can apply it in real world experiences. You didn't just dare I say "memorize" it.
A2: It is so awesome when student have basic number sense so they figure out on their own whether their answer makes sense or not.
Even though I am not a math person, I felt I did a good job in Elem because I knew the struggle.
A2: Why all the fluff? What this means to one, might mean something else to another.
Now we ask what is procedural fluency. I tried google but it locked up
YES!!!! https://t.co/kPu9TjzVki
A1 I think Ts teaching this updated way of looking at math are going to need to understand it themselves first
A1: knowing why things work and knowing how or that there are different ways of looking at things
to help students understand the correct application of formulas and answer accurately
a2: Practice to Build automaticity (accurate). As far as appropriate - go increase complexity and go beyond memorizing steps
A2: Anything procedural must be consistent; anything “fluent” must be specific. Do both over, and over; develop expectations.
I struggled from the beginning. Was told by my 5th grade Math T, I would never be good at math and I believed her.
Google says the same thing regarding procedures as with concepts. Does a kid understand & have the skills to apply? NCTM
A2: It's important for them to be able to recognize which strategy or procedure is most appropriate for said problem.
A2 Accurate & Procedural...understanding the process to solving problems, attaining a level of understanding that leads to fluency
A2: This is a not to algorithmic thinking... that a student can find efficient pathways for computation.
A2: This is a nod to algorithmic thinking... that a student can find efficient pathways for computation.
A2: I know not only how to do something correctly but I have several methods and can use them when appropriate
Same when I taught 6th grade math for a semester...sometimes too muck knowledge goes over their heads https://t.co/lmHhHvdycE
Even though I am not a math person, I felt I did a good job in Elem because I knew the struggle.
A2: In music terms a quarter note will be one beat. Unless you are doing 20th Century Music, then all bets are off.
That hurts my heart! Our words are so powerful.
I'm quiet because I'm looking for answers
A2: Know when to use AND when not to use a calculator!!!!
A2 Reminds me of developing algorithms in computer science. How are you solving the problem? Is there another way?
A2: Practice= Proficiency and eventual Mastery
It's also FINDING the process themselves and not just given the process. https://t.co/yu6yNilDLa
A2 Accurate & Procedural...understanding the process to solving problems, attaining a level of understanding that leads to fluency
A2: this feels more like the "when" to use certain strategies and even though some may be easier, they aren't the best all the time
A2- math facts, computation, formulas, solving problems accurately on their own
This will be the biggest challenge yet!!!
Amen, sister. And just like music, math is a universal language. Becoming fluent is essential.
A2) A deeper understanding of math will come an accurate & appropriate procedural fluency which may be different from how I learned
A2: Elem Ts are pros at teaching Math procedures and fluency. A must!
A2 Yes this! https://t.co/P7be5Cz8dE
A2 Accurate & Procedural...understanding the process to solving problems, attaining a level of understanding that leads to fluency
Guess I should introduce myself since I'm late to the party. Andy Ott 6th grade math Enid
definitely sounds like building a CS algorithm to me! ;)
A2: knowing WHY the procedures are in place and not just WHAT to do; also, knowing more than one way to solve a problem.
but I had music Ts that did more than make up for the negative words of that T. Music saved my life.
yes, I'm always excited when Ss find answers in their own way, and share it w/the class!
Sometimes the calculator is a TOOL to help with the process. Sometimes the process is lost with the tool. https://t.co/sSpeZc4YoZ
A2: Know when to use AND when not to use a calculator!!!!
If they were taught math the way I was, it's definitely going to be a challenge lol
A2: To know what to do and how to do it correctly. Usually there is more than one way to achieve this goal.
Yes, mr./mrs. I am I heart procedures
Yes, they are. However, is the procedure just given all the time or do students get to discover it? https://t.co/kre4tgJ6da
A2: Elem Ts are pros at teaching Math procedures and fluency. A must!
A2: 'Accurate' is very dependent upon the situation: Hopkinson to Boston-marathon or Mileage money. 1/2 https://t.co/Keqhaz4UVN
So let's see, Q2 + (A2 x 143) = ???
PREACH!! Oh, wait. I am not in church.
I'm crying...because emotional music teacher...
A2: I always stressed 2 Ss there is usually more than 1 way 2 solve a prob, knowing procedures let's them choose & own it
A2 procedure means a set of steps (created by Ss out of conceptualization) fluency means accurately and efficiently
Perhaps: understanding -> practice -> proficiency -> mastery? Thoughts?
would it be possible to break the math standards apart into grade level hyperlinks on the website? Like ELA links
A2: Fluency isn't just fast but also flexible and effective understanding of how to arrive at an answer.
yes but people use it as a crutch too often
A1 In Blooms, deep etc understanding would enable student to apply and analyze, stepping stones to creativity. And maybe a PhD.
I don’t think proficiency is linear. One or multiple things doesn’t =proficiency.
Sure... Practice can't really be relevant until there is understanding.
Procedures mean - this is how you can be successful in my class and we can both avoid getting frustrated
an elementary math teacher is probably the reason I'm teaching math right now!
Having several tools in your belt. Be willing to try and try again if it doesn't work out the first time.
https://t.co/mawSXQ1m5C
A3 Problem solving! Now we're speaking my language! Ss need to be able to think themselves out of a box or word problem!
A must for,problem shoving is a MakerSpace
A3 Ss will learn to look for clues in a problem to help them accurately solve it
A3: PBL PBI and REAL real world problems. Self directed exploration..
A2: 'Appropriate Procedural Frequency' - ability to select procedure that addresses uses of outcomes. 2/2 https://t.co/Keqhaz4UVN
That's awesome! https://t.co/oVIb8kQuUo
an elementary math teacher is probably the reason I'm teaching math right now!
Why did we ever care about fast? Most of the time, I have time!!
A3: inquiry/problem based learning. Give students example problem and scaffold them to the answer.
I'm always amazed by Ss willingness to do math, etc. when working in a
A3) Math is an abstract way of thinking which helps us to apply the concepts and procedures in solving a multitude of problems
A3: this is my favorite one!!! Problem solving regardless of the subject is so needed. Just look at our political system
A3: Developing problem-solving goes far beyond math. Please stop giving kids the answer and asking “google-able” questions
A3-teach how to break apart problems 2 solve them Use real examples so they can apply them. they're relevant https://t.co/bl2gWrcd0u
a3 - We should explicitly teach students many effective strategies to tackle real math problems - not 1 one to solve each type
A3) Checking reasonableness - just like in ELA. Analyze it. Does it make sense? If not, keep digging.
A3: looking for a way around a problem even if there isn't a clear cut way to a solution-"playing" with the problem
A3: This is sometimes the answer to "When will I use this?"
A3: It means they have a toolbox of strategies to get started and analyze what is being asked and how to solve.
Laura Bullock, Principal at Idabel Middle School, joining late
I use geometry all the time! Not so much with the calculus stuff I learned...lol https://t.co/KN6LO9BoEk
A3: This is sometimes the answer to "When will I use this?"
A3: Strategies are a very important component when teaching any discipline
I hate the way tests change everything but know that is why. I hate we keep doing stuff once we discover its stupid
A3: struggling, grasping, grappling, crawling, blood sweat and tears
A3 Understand how numbers r organized & made...take them apart & put back together—leading to ability to prob solve n multiple ways
hopefully blood amount = 0... :)
A3: Understanding the situation well enough to develop approaches that will yield usable / useful outcomes. https://t.co/9bJrItFIfg
YES!!!! When trying to find answers to tough questions, students use Siri to do their quick math (ex. 34x74) https://t.co/eQFPFtCPHM
A3: Developing problem-solving goes far beyond math. Please stop giving kids the answer and asking “google-able” questions
A3: Don't teach to get the answer to the question on the test, teach for your students to find real answers to real problems.
Yes! so many of my kiddos are afraid to be wrong and make a mistake!
A3: To do something not just sit there disengaged. Looking for ways to help not add to the difficulty.
A3 love seeing ways elem kids solve math problems. Collaboration, drawings, partner share, manipulatives.
A3: I have strategies for every day life, so it's important that I teach my Ss strategies for solving math equations.
Heard that, make them think and talk, not recite. You’re a good example of that.
A3: I believe the problems should be something worth solving. Who cares how many chickens are left in the coop if three get out.
A3: Ss need 2 know a variety of strategies & which 2 apply 2 problem solve. Wow. I think I could have been talking about life here.
Yes! critical thinking and the ability to solve problems is vital! https://t.co/iNAls6YkSV
A3: this is my favorite one!!! Problem solving regardless of the subject is so needed. Just look at our political system
A3. I try very hard to get students to see math visually. So many of us learn visually and I think that technique demystifies math
Perhaps: We should position Ss as authors of "effective strategies to tackle real math problems." Yeah?
A3: breaking things down into small manageable steps.
RT A3 love seeing ways elem kids solve math problems. Collaboration, drawings, partner share, manipulatives.
RT A3 love seeing ways elem kids solve math problems. Collaboration, drawings, partner share, manipulatives.
Eye opener for me: Ask your Ss to teach a Math strategy, let them choose, see all the diff ways, it was my best day so far.
We are talking math, just thought I would like to hear more of your hidden perspective
True. Some is literal. Sometimes, it's about learning to problem solve and think critically.
A3: Problem solving also means there are multiple entry points for a problem so every student can find some level of success
A3 Prob. solving is a universal skill that applies to all parts of life. It's definitely worth focusing on in school!
A3: this applies to more than just math. Finding different ways to solve a problem.
YES! Great connection there. https://t.co/lx2n3GFirW
A3: I have strategies for every day life, so it's important that I teach my Ss strategies for solving math equations.
I wanted to cry at how they taught their peers a math strategy I felt like they should be getting paid instead of me Trust your Ss.
I wish I could say that about my calculus class but all I remember doing was memorizing formulas, etc.
Thanks for that site. Its really good. I have to admit though. Some of them are boring problems too .
Yes!! They need to know they have a "toolbox"...they have what they need to be problem solvers! https://t.co/QTgpekZOw7
A3: It means they have a toolbox of strategies to get started and analyze what is being asked and how to solve.
when HS Math Ss cant calculate their own grade or percent we got a problem
Is it just me or is awesome seeing the connections we are having with math?!?!?! Even you and
I caught a quick glance at the wodb.ca and it looks like an awesome resource. Thanks for sharing.
https://t.co/v1KadYbSf4
A3 part 2: It is all part of the growth mindset...problem solving! You will get there eventually on your own path!
this is emotionally draining....just kidding. Okay maybe.
even worse, I got a 5 on the AP so as far as my teacher and school were concerned, it was a success!
Have you read 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Math Discussions by Smith/Stein? Sounds up your alley!
I tell them all the time that they are killing me!! I taught you how to do this and yet you still ask me.
That's true for a lot of us!
You both were two who vocally shared about your fears of tonight's chat topic.
1 of our ST just went to a Math Talk, Ss show class many diff ways to work one problem https://t.co/Gn579xUqYB
I wanted to cry at how they taught their peers a math strategy I felt like they should be getting paid instead of me Trust your Ss.
But we need to make sure the begin to learn that objectives are usually hard to determine & info is limited! https://t.co/aG72San5DF
Yes!! They need to know they have a "toolbox"...they have what they need to be problem solvers! https://t.co/QTgpekZOw7
A3: It means they have a toolbox of strategies to get started and analyze what is being asked and how to solve.
Great book! Teaching channel is doing a book study on it now.
and why wasn't it? Not being snarky but honest, do u feel u are lacking in skills u need now?
I promise you won't be disappointed. I've said I would make it one of my only req'd readings for pre-service Ts.
You are champs! Do you think all elem Ts feel strong in math-math confidence is so crucial
For sure. My goal is to improve the process of teaching and learning for my students.
because it scary and totally not in my comfort zones full of unicorns, rainbows, and donuts with sprinkles
Math can be a gift just as writing, art or music
A3 Math strategies train the mind to think. It is a life skill to problem solve and analyze the best solutions.
I like this one. Can we keep her? https://t.co/di4HhjxEJb
A3 Math strategies train the mind to think. It is a life skill to problem solve and analyze the best solutions.
I'll be honest, I lack confidence when it comes to math. I know only one way to make it work. Nothing on why.
I love when my Ss come up with different answers to problems, or did a problem a different way, same answer.Teachable moments.
I like to think of reasoning as mathematical arguing. Love doing Padiea seminars in my class w/students. https://t.co/AsrdMWXrU6
Bubba Tamez, Eufaula HS Principal. Joining late tonight!
A4-Have grit when solving a problem. Be able to break it apart. Solve even when you don't think you can https://t.co/TuIHX00qgm
You're not alone in this https://t.co/0ab0CEfgfg
I'll be honest, I lack confidence when it comes to math. I know only one way to make it work. Nothing on why.
The whole purpose of my chat topic choice! https://t.co/nKJebVZvD2
I like the standards so far. Nice balance of mathy and universal. I hadn't paid attention to them before.
We wouldn't accept that some of us aren't "reading people." Why would we accept that with math?
And math literacy can be learned just like reading! Great analogy!
A4: reasoning: Ss ask questions, evaluate, think & re-think. I did a lot of modeling & "thinking out loud" 4 my Elem Ss 2 teach this
Checking In late but glad to be here.
"You don't have to be bad to get better" I think every Elem T strives to learn and grow.
A4: conjecturing relationships and justifying conclusions.
just takes practice just like there are many ways to code something there are many ways to math
A4: Get beyond core knowledge (facts) and doing math. Be able to get a useful outcome to address situation. https://t.co/h5cRBWSqCU
A4: As a parent, I want it to mean my child can apply math skills in school to real life situations.
but it comes easy to some and hard work for others
Which is partially why we have advanced classes. I was gifted in math and understood quicker. https://t.co/5i1hcjRO3n
Math can be a gift just as writing, art or music
I love computer science, but I get squirrely w/ a word prob. The two are similar but not in my mind!
Because so many people have problems w/it. Social acceptable. I some times joke & say I can’t read
a4 - Match reasoning similar to critical thinking in reading? Ability to use what's given to determine the unkown??
So we all need to work together to help with the why. https://t.co/ndtMeckMMX
You're not alone in this https://t.co/0ab0CEfgfg
I'll be honest, I lack confidence when it comes to math. I know only one way to make it work. Nothing on why.
A4: I can make a budget. I did get that out of a math class!
my boys often get overwhelmed if we don't do this at home.
A4 Mathematical reasoning is foundational understanding and use of number and must begin early.
A4: Reasoning is about logic to me... abt understanding uniqueness & universality. At the core of making sense of the world.
Did someone say donuts? 😎 https://t.co/JKk78eWmgH
because it scary and totally not in my comfort zones full of unicorns, rainbows, and donuts with sprinkles
math was easy for me but writing was a challenge why I deplore all the writing on teacher cert tests
Yes There is so much interconnectedness between math and english I find it excilerating
growth mindset vs. fixed mindset.
You have to know a little bit of everything to have an informed opinion. Just thought I would offer.
A4: When the S realizes their answer is wrong, 1st step in helping them figure out why.
and you do understand y u need a budget? Also, if your don't have right order for accounts. . .(procedure) https://t.co/XFXiF0ByPI
A4: I can make a budget. I did get that out of a math class!
Maybe there's something in how the material is presented. I had very angry math Ts & very passionate CS Ts. https://t.co/NIRKMZvDK3
no way taking away from importance but I don't think I will ever get music like & that's ok
I can't teach math and it not make sense. Connect it to real world. I always show them why they need to learn said skill.
1st step: wipe away tears 2nd step: find out why
I can write ok, but words mix up, make sense to me, not accurate, I don't care. https://t.co/7nGgaOByOW
math was easy for me but writing was a challenge why I deplore all the writing on teacher cert tests
If Ts aren't comfy w math, they need to feel free to ask for more training w/o feeling incompetent. We can all improve our craft.
A4: How Math relates to life
I do!!! Also Personal Finance class changed my life. Thanks Reeder!!
I gained the why as I got older... HS and college.
One of my best evaluations was when I connected central tendency to real world. My Principal was amazed he said. Make connections!
Are you going to post the explanation as well?
the why is so important. I can't do anything until I understand the bigger picture. Can't start in the weeds.
Now I feel that knowing what it means to "Develop a Productive Mathematical Disposition" can be tough. https://t.co/SVblLfWaPf
growth mindset is good but I feel it's a responsible decision on my part 2 not teach something I don't totally get...
A5: Just as & others are saying, a prod. disposition relies on seeing math as useful.
SO IMPORTANT!
why I go to LOTS of PD for math. Not my strength, but know it's important for myself and Ss that I improve.
I am not gifted in math, but had an awesome OU math Ed prof Sacra Nichols and went to KESAM- game changers for sure!
A5: Ohhh. This means we have to get people to stop saying they are not math people. https://t.co/BDJCP4S9Ud
Now I feel that knowing what it means to "Develop a Productive Mathematical Disposition" can be tough. https://t.co/SVblLfWaPf
Certainly, but we also can't accept that as a rigid deficiency. We all can grow!
We must help our students understand that developing approaches to yield outcomes useful to address situations.
A5: This is probably the most important so far tonight! We have to change our Ss mindset so they recognize they CAN DO THIS!
RE math relevance: I love inviting parents, family, friends to come speak to Ss about how they use math in job. Students love it!!
A5- be confident in your math knowledge because your teacher is a rockstar and so are you. Such an elem Ed answer, right? 😂
a5: this is the big one. Take it from someone who didnt like math in HS...teach them to understand how/why its important
YES!!! It's ok to be "okay at math". The important piece is that you're willing to learn!
Interestingly, I was considered a "gifted" math student. But I hated it. Nobody engaged me in the content. https://t.co/U5oyyjdB7Q
I think that if a had a T worked with me and didn't write me off it I would be better.
A5: I've heard it said, "if Ss came to me resilient I'd have no job left to do." Thoughts? How do we teach "resilience?"
A5 Confidence in your ability to solve problems and understand number...will only come from practice and understanding
welcome & glad you're joining!
A5: This is very mindset related.
take risks and....struggling, grasping, grappling, crawling, blood sweat and tears
Agree! That's the❤️in that concept. Share a compelling lesson w/ S's where u share that fact&become learners together.
thanks ... and always tell me about this amazing group
I always love Math nights at school so that Ss can show many innovative math concepts and math centers
Same here. It was easy and boring. So I majored in the subject that was hardest for me.
A5: lots of "outside class" applications. Speakers on math in jobs. Lessons on math in art & math in music. Connect to whole child.
I feel like not being good at math has forced me to be resilient&remedy my incompetence later in life=extra time,energy,$
A6: This is the skill CC phrased badly and fraked everyone out. The ability to 'guess reasonably', yes? https://t.co/v4fUmVBNSq
Oh, so true , or make them find it on their own. You have to see value to work hard.
By the way, tomorrow is 4-25-16, which is three perfect squares!#❤️math
A6) THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE!
A6- show your work! No, seriously I think it means to visualize and use representation for your math
I look back now and wish that someone had showed me the real world context of math. I'd have eaten that up!
A7 The ability to use what you know not only to solve but demonstrate solutions.
Students should develop conjectures either alone or in a group. I prefer a group bc that means there was peer discussion.
So how can we help students understand to keep working when it may not be evident why now?
A5: Believing math is worthwhile enough to put forth the effort to get to the answer. Even if it means blood, sweat & tears.
Thanks for an amazing chat 2night focused on math & its importance for all! Mommy duties are calling me away.
A6: Draw a picture....extend the pattern!
I wish we had taken physics sooner than 12th grade. It's basically a math class - a good one.
That and the fact that there is more than one way (algorithm) to solve problems like multiplication.
A whole different topic for another night! But!! Paul Tough's book How Children Succeed is all about this and SO GOOD.
Bandura! He's my 😍 Self/Teacher-Efficacy is such a huge aspect of goal attainment and perseverance
One of my favorite things is to walk around the room while groups are discussing the lesson. I love to listen and learn.
that's how I feel about the coding courses I took in college. Real world situations would hv been better
Sorry for being crying and emotional. I'm going to listen to more Beyoncé now.
Agreed! I loved Physics! It was like so that's why we did all that stuff in calculus!
A5: Understand the situation & use math appropriately in order to determine outcomes useful to address it. https://t.co/Now6A9PvCS
Exactly. My philosophy: "if you don't have time to learn it now, when will you find time to learn later"
Interesting! Perhaps, all content improves when real world context is given!
Another important question through out all content areas https://t.co/FygczbgYE8
So how can we help students understand to keep working when it may not be evident why now?
I wish it was offered sooner than high school! Some students understand it more than Geometry https://t.co/3tGsgZzW84
I wish we had taken physics sooner than 12th grade. It's basically a math class - a good one.
And look at my writing. I definitely don't shy away from numbers. I just try to give them meaning.
A6: making predictions also includes deciding whether an answer is reasonable. I teach "if not reasonable, check decimal first!"
Struggling w/math, even when not super successful, makes brain more efficient. Exercises it. Helps it store info more efficiently.
This is prime time! Where are those stonrg opinions?
I am a fan of big data but I love infographics, it combines my love of numbers & my love of telling a story
That doesn’t make much sense. Based on what? From what set of data? Sounds like an opinion.
A6 omgosh! Statistics...teach statistics....TEACH STATISTICS!!! TEACH STATISTICS!!!
A7: This one seems obvious.. Ss must be able to create claims and reason about them with evidence. Not just a math thing though!
A7: You may have the right answer but can you explain it to my in a way I understand? Can you teach me your way?
the confidence a student gains when you overhear them make a great point, and have them share with others!
A7 able to accurately use and understand math vocab; explain why they got the answer they did
A7: A friend who works in a math field said he has the hardest time finding people who can communicate
Many of us mathers r so linear.Need 2 tap into all types of learners. Helped that mom is artist/musician/English genius dad elec eng
A7: This relates to almost any subject. Communicate how you got your answer/opinion and be able to defend it.
I am always bothered that too many don't even take physics! In my case, it was 11th grade - too late! https://t.co/fyhSukyCXf
I wish we had taken physics sooner than 12th grade. It's basically a math class - a good one.
Talk about math, share how you solved, use math notebooks, write, explain, communicate, teach one another 💜 my fav
A7: Read, Write, and Speak the language of math.
YES!!! Those are some of the BEST ways to share your math and understanding.
I am scared to death of trying to solve when train will get from station A to B, but I can still help elem. kids learn to love
A7 How can we communicate what we don't truly understand? All of these boil down to understanding and experience w/number.
I want to hear what you have to say, not some professor. I mean who are you anyway? Still doesn’t make sense.
A7: Knowing and understanding academic math vocab is an important component when teaching math
A7: in Elem, I think of importance of developing math vocab to strengthen knowledge & communication. https://t.co/pRVnSabjes
I think the most of what I saw tonight, these actions and processes are not just math, they are universal in all subjects.
I think the intent was to capture both inbound & outbound communication w/ language, symbols, graphs, & so on. So yes!
Great chat guys. Jumping off and into grading papers :)
A7:In AP Stats we a formal mathematical answer to convince the math nerds, then state answer in language all can understand.
HB3115 modifies definition of textbooks/instructional materials. Allows districts to purchase hardware https://t.co/WHntNrdqOv
and throw in a dash of media, visual, and data literacy too!
I love it when they get up and share what they did and can communicate their findings in a different way. https://t.co/BznwcZW7lo
A7: You may have the right answer but can you explain it to my in a way I understand? Can you teach me your way?
This...we weren't taught to understand number in the way our Ss are today. https://t.co/8DZpPLm3OB
I am scared to death of trying to solve when train will get from station A to B, but I can still help elem. kids learn to love
We've got awesome community partners helping Tulsa Ss learn to love math! https://t.co/q3scBElzrL
we ❤️ math! Numeracy = Literacy!
It's launching things across the room and then figuring out the properties at work. What's not to love?!
good job tonight!! Even if I had no idea what was happening!
Great chat ! Thanks for digging in to the math standards for tonight!
And using actual mathematical terms at all ages and not just "kid friendly" terms. https://t.co/YSoB6hKKl4
A7: Knowing and understanding academic math vocab is an important component when teaching math
Great chat tonight! Thanks! and I mean that! ;-) Us Elem, Ms, Hs, teachers got to stick together!
A7: There are a lot of letters in math. I think I could make some words from those and communicate pretty well.
A7: Students need to be able to answer and JUSTIFY their answer with evidence. But this is across the board, not math specific.
Still waiting on to provide a rational idea as to how one could rationally do such a thing.
Thanks for a great chat tonight everyone!