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The Power of a Great Math Task

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

The Power of a Great Math Task

Presented by Cynthia Goodman, Manager, Content and Curriculum, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Moderated by Denise Singleton, Product Marketing Director, Core Mathematics Marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein

Research tells us that students need to engage in open-ended math tasks that include mathematical discourse so they can develop reasoning and sense-making skills. Quality math tasks allow students to construct their own learning through a guided-inquiry approach. In this edWebinar, we discuss the indicators of a quality math task and explore practical strategies to promote math talk in our classrooms. Walk away with several practical instructional strategies to use in your classroom! Viewers will:

  • Learn about the research, barriers, and strategies around quality math tasks
  • Understand learning environments that encourage math talk
  • Experience a math task from both a teacher and student perspective
  • Learn and practice language routines that will make your classroom math discussions more effective and intentional

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.


Cynthia GoodmanAbout the Presenter

Cynthia Goodman joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a content specialist in 2015. Cynthia lives near Nashville, Tennessee and has over 15 years of experience in the field of education. Before joining HMH, she was a classroom teacher and the RTI coordinator for her school district. In addition to teaching in the classroom, Cynthia worked as a professional development coach with the Tennessee Department of Education. Her areas of expertise are enhancing the learning culture within the classroom, STEM and inquiry-based instruction, and differentiated instruction. Cynthia has a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in executive leadership.

Denise SingletonAbout the Moderator

Denise Singleton has over 25 years of experience as a mathematics educator and educational content marketer. Her conversational style and enthusiasm will engage and entertain you!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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