October 2014 NTI: Grades 6-12 Mathematics Turnkey Kit for Teachers

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Audience

Network Teams, Teachers and Coaches

Description

Training materials provided here support implementation of A Story of Ratios (6-8) and A Story of Functions (9-12).  


The Number System: Crafting Teaching Sequences for Extended Interventions

Time: 6 Hours

Description: Participants experience guided practice to analyze student work using an example from Grade 8 Module 7, then work in grade-level groups to analyze students errors and develop a teaching sequence for intervention.  As an outcome of this session, teachers will be able to identify specific gaps in student knowledge, develop questions (short term sequence) to quickly address superficial misunderstanding, and craft a teaching sequence for extended intervention if needed.  

Resource Required:

  • The Number System: Crafting Teaching Sequences for Extended Interventions Presentation
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Participant Handout

Module Focus Session:  Geometry Module 3

Time: 6 Hours

Description: The Geometry Module 3 session takes an in depth look at area and volume in two and three dimensions respectively.  There are many parallels that exist between the geometric properties that exist in two-dimensions and those that exist in three-dimensions. Participants experience how these properties and other important relationships allow us to measure the size of complex three-dimensional solids.

Resource Required:

  • Geometry Module 3 Presentation
  • Geometry Module 3 Facilitator Guide
  • Geometry Module 3 Participant Handout

Module Focus Session: Algebra II Module 2

Time: 6 Hours

Description: This module focus session examines Algebra II Module 2.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts that develop in this module and the connection with other concepts in the 9-12 progression.

Resource Required:

  • Algebra II Module 2 Presentation
  • Algebra II Module 2 Facilitator Guide
  • Algebra II Module 2 Participant Handout

Module Focus Session:  Pre-calculus and Advanced Topics Module 1

Time: 6 Hours

Description: This session introduces the first module of the course in Pre-calculus and Advanced Topics, focusing on the concepts of complex numbers and transformations.  Participants study the module outline and student outcomes, work sample problems discovering the sequence of instruction, and collaborate with others to develop a plan for successful implementation of this module.

Resource Required:

  • Pre-calculus and Advanced Topics Module 1 Presentation
  • Pre-calculus and Advanced Topics Module 1 Facilitator Guide
  • Pre-calculus and Advanced Topics Module 1 Participant Handout