Grades 3-5: Big Ideas & Strategies in Multiplication & Division
Type of PD: 3-Day Institute
Institute Dates: 11/21/17, 12/5/17, 12/19/17
Location: P.S. 234M- Independence School (02M234), 292 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included)
Cost: $750 per person
Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades 3-5, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.
The sessions will give educators in Grades 3-5 an opportunity to explore:
- Their own mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving habits of mind.
- The Landscape of Learning, which is comprised of the foundational big ideas in multiplication and how these are directly related to (and essential for) developing students’ understanding of division.
- The role of rich tasks in developing the big ideas and strategies in multiplication and division.
- The role of mathematical models (e.g., the double number line, the array, the ratio table) to support and deepen students’ multiplicative reasoning.
- Different kinds of multiplication problems to help participants construct an understanding of specific multiplication models (e.g., grouping, ratio, area).
- How to incorporate the CCSS Mathematical Practices through talk moves.
- Assessment tools to track student learning in multiplication and division.
- Video examples of key multiplication and division lessons.
Participants will leave with:
- A clear understanding of the Landscape of Learning (a developmental trajectory to help educators assess student reasoning in number).
- A repertoire of rich tasks that can be used to differentiate learning in multiplication and division.
- Specific assessments that can be used to examine students’ understanding of multiplication and division.