Building Thinking Classrooms: Closing Lessons with Intentionality – Peter Liljedahl, Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce
As educators of mathematics around the world embrace the ideas shared in Building Thinking Classrooms, more and more students are being positioned to think collaboratively during math class instead of simply mimicking steps, rules, and procedures. While this shift in mathematics teaching practice is a massive leap in the right direction, our work does not stop once students solve the thinking task at hand. Rather, the real work for the facilitator now begins. Join Peter Liljedahl, Jon Orr, and Kyle Pearce as they discuss one of the most important, yet often overlooked parts of an effective problem based mathematics lesson: the closing.
About Peter Liljedahl
Professor, Author, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor at Simon Fraser University and the the author of the recently released book “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K12”. Peter works in teacher education and consult regularly with schools and school districts on matters of teaching, learning, and assessment.
About Jon Orr
High School Math Teacher
Make Math Moments
Jon is a math teacher at John McGregor Secondary School in the LambtonKent District School Board in Ontario Canada. When not teaching his students and spending time with family he leads workshops and presentations on teaching pedagogy in the math classroom. He is a cohost of the podcast Making Math Moments That Matter along with his friend Kyle Pearce. Lately he is excited about promoting struggle in his students and talking math with primary aged kids while creating math prompts for MathBeforeBed.com. You can follow his classroom lessons, routines, and educational thoughts at Mrorrisageek.com, makemathmoment.com and also on Twitter: @MrOrr_Geek
About Kyle Pearce
Educator
Make Math Moments
Kyle is the K12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where his passion for mathematics fuels him to Make Math Moments by sparking curiosity, fuelling sense making, and igniting teacher moves.
When he is not working on the next mediarich contextual math task and recording episodes of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, he is spending time with his wife and two children.
He shares his most recent noticings, wonderings, reflections and resources in mathematics content knowledge and pedagogy by delivering workshops across North America and blogging on www.makemathmoments.com, www.tapintoteenmin

Building Thinking Classrooms: Closing Lessons with Intentionality â€“ Discussion
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