Mathematical Practices and Gizmos
Audience: Grade 3-12 math teachers | Prerequisite: Previous experience using Gizmos in the classroom; Teaching for Understanding in Math, recommended
About the Workshop
This workshop is designed to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and learn to develop effective lessons around the standards. These lessons will allow students to go beyond memorizing facts, formulas and mnemonics, and instead will focus on enabling students to develop a deep conceptual understanding of underlying principles. Teachers build skills to engage students and advance mathematical understanding through the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Participants review grade appropriate content standards and collaborate on potential teaching strategies to achieve student understanding. Participants also work collaboratively to identify mathematical tasks to develop students' capacity to meet the Standards of Mathematical Practice.
Understand the Standards of Mathematical Practice and the implications of using them in the classroom
Learn best practices for using Gizmos to teach content standards that allow students to experiment, visualize and draw conclusions about mathematics
Plan standards-based mathematics lessons with Gizmos, and share lesson ideas with colleagues
Resources for Teachers
Helpful resources for you to download.Download All Resources
Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.
Mathematical Practices Poster
Use this poster to display the Math practices that were modeled in the workshop.
Lesson Planning Resources
Lesson Planning Guide: Use this template and example lesson notes to help you vary the mode of instruction.
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
State Standards Shared Gizmos Lists: Select your state link from the list to see a shared Gizmos list of the correlation to state standards and add all Gizmos to your class with one click.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“The instructor was informative and applied Gizmos to the subjects I teach Alg 2 and Geometry using the mathematical practices”- Teacher, Beaufort Co. School District