Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades K-5)

Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

Redbud C

Redbud C

Schema-Based Problem Solving Models with Elementary Mathematics

Many students with academic difficulties struggle with word problem solving. Word problem solving requires reading, analysis, and computation. While keywords are popular, they are minimally effective. An empirically-validated approach is schema-based instruction (SBI). The focus of this session is to share SBI techniques and model the process using basic operations.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

Redbud A

Redbud A

Building Computational Fluency in Elementary Settings

Developing proficiency with whole and rational numbers enables students to spend more energy learning complex math. The purpose of this session is to introduce specific empirically-validated strategies for developing conceptual understanding and computational fluency of whole and rational numbers.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Redbud A

Redbud A

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task (3-Act Tasks)

In this session, we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how they can be used to support conceptual understanding and application of mathematical ideas. By working through multiple tasks, we’ll identify some purposeful moves that can take place throughout a lesson and how you can implement these tasks in your classroom. (Grades K-6)

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Ballroom E

Ballroom E

Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades 6-8)
Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Redbud C

Redbud C

Building Computational Fluency in Secondary Settings

Many students enter secondary mathematics classes without having established proficiency with whole and rational numbers. This lack of mastery increases students’ cognitive load when learning complex problems. The purpose of this session is to share methods for efficiently establishing computational fluency while teaching secondary math content.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

Redbud A

Redbud A

Five Actions for Productive Struggle (Grades K-5)

The struggle is real. But productive struggle is more than a catchphrase. It is the result of five actions that teachers take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. In this session, participants learn about how struggle in mathematics is grounded in identity, environment, planning, support, and reflection. Participants will acquire strategies to support them before, during, and after the lesson and the struggle. Instructional strategies, classroom resources, and lesson seeds will be shared for use as soon as the first day of school.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

Redbud C

Redbud C

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning

There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. What makes our task extremely difficult is that we teach a specific age of students that function and think in multiple grade levels. This makes differentiation seem impossible but it doesn’t need to always feel this way. Come explore how the purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning. (Grades 2-6)

Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

Ballroom E

Ballroom E

Teaching Through Math Residue While Fishing for Misconceptions

Many times throughout the course of a year, we teach a lesson and the understanding goes out with the trash because student retention is minimal. What only makes things worse is that all the misconceptions we thought we addressed resurface towards the end of a unit. Let’s explore how task selection can play a pivotal role in building math residue. Mathematical residue helps understanding stick and it reduces the number of times that misconceptions rear their ugly head. (Grades K-6)

Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT

Ballroom E

Ballroom E

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task (3-Act Tasks)
In this session, we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how they can be used to support conceptual understanding and application of mathematical ideas. By working through multiple tasks, we’ll identify some purposeful moves that can take place throughout a lesson and how you can implement these tasks in your classroom. (Grades K-6)

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

Ballroom E

Ballroom E

Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades K-5)
Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

Redbud C

Redbud C

Schema-Based Problem Solving Models with Elementary Mathematics
Many students with academic difficulties struggle with word problem solving. Word problem solving requires reading, analysis, and computation. While keywords are popular, they are minimally effective. An empirically-validated approach is schema-based instruction (SBI). The focus of this session is to share SBI techniques and model the process using basic operations.

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

Redbud A

Redbud A

Five Actions for Productive Struggle (Grades K-5)
The struggle is real. But productive struggle is more than a catchphrase. It is the result of five actions that teachers take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. In this session, participants learn about how struggle in mathematics is grounded in identity, environment, planning, support, and reflection. Participants will acquire strategies to support them before, during, and after the lesson and the struggle. Instructional strategies, classroom resources, and lesson seeds will be shared for use as soon as the first day of school.

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Redbud C

Redbud C

Making Math Instruction Systematic: Applying Explicit Instruction Strategies

Multiple research meta-analyses find that students who struggle the most in math benefit from explicit and systematic instruction. In this session, participants will learn to apply critical features of systematic math instruction. Content examples will range from number sense to whole and rational number operations.

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Redbud A

Redbud A

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning
There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. What makes our task extremely difficult is that we teach a specific age of students that function and think in multiple grade levels. This makes differentiation seem impossible but it doesn’t need to always feel this way. Come explore how the purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning. (Grades 2-6)

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT

Ballroom E

Ballroom E