Want to Engage Your Students? Engage Them in the Math Practices


Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 4.43.30 PMIt’s one of the most important questions math teachers ask every day: how do we engage students in meaningful, enjoyable mathematics? In this webinar for the Adaptive Math Learning community, presenters Zachary Champagne, Researcher at the Mathematics Formative Assessment Project at the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM), and Tim Hudson, former Math Curriculum Coordinator for Missouri’s Parkway School District, and DreamBox’s Senior Director of Curriculum Design, shared useful insights about the Mathematical Practices that will help deepen students’ understanding, enjoyment, and success in math class.  Zachary and Tim discussed how to stop teaching ‘tricks’ and instead engage students in thinking like a mathematician.  They also shared insights about the power of formative assessment, the importance of uncovering students’ intuitive thinking, and how technologies such as adaptive learning can support the Mathematical Practices.  Topics included: understanding equality and precision, observing students engaged in sense-making, and designing learning experiences that empower students to “look for” important mathematics.  Additionally, Julie Benay, Principal of Malletts Bay School in Vermont, shared how her school implemented DreamBox and the outcomes they experienced.  View the webinar to learn how to make math more engaging for your students.

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Adaptive Math Learning is a free professional learning community that helps educators understand how to use adaptive learning, particularly Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ and real-time data, to inform instruction and create a student-centered environment to improve learning outcomes.  This program is sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

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