building classroom climates for mathematical learning

building classroom climates for mathematical learning

In this series of video slideshows and downloadable practitioner guides, Inside Mathematics invites you to explore the teaching practice of two engaging practitioners, Mia Buljan (2nd grade) and Patty Ferrant (8th grade). Neither teacher considers herself a perfect practitioner, but an educator who continues to learn from and with her students and colleagues each year. Through the documentation of their classrooms multiple times during the school year, they open up new conversations for us— around the daily work to help children begin to see themselves as mathematical thinkers who can draw on their own strategies and those of others to understand and find solution pathways in various problem settings. No matter what day it is when you read this, for you, it can be Day One for you. Today, you’re deciding to explore some other teachers’ practices so you can rethink your own. Welcome! Each of the guides can be accessed either as a PDF or as an iBook with embedded videos.

Guide Elementary School Middle School
Taking Responsibility for Learning

Modeling perseverance in thinking for students.
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Videos (19)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Inviting students to document and reflect on their learning.
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Videos (21)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning

Calling learners' attention to the structure of a problem.
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Videos (17)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Building from students' answers to strategic understandings.
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Videos (10)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Engaging in Mathematical Discourse

Students modeling their strategies for each other.
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Videos (17)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Creating norms for peer mathematical discourse.
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Videos (9)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Supporting the Learning Community

Pairing students to share and extend each other's thinking.
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Videos (16)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Peer and group work to advance and deepen thinking.
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Videos (10)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Differentiating tools from each other.
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Videos (12)  •  iBook  •  PDF

Activating students' use of the anchor poster. (See all videos in this series.)

Videos (6)  •  iBook  •  PDF