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• ### Jeanette Cox

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November 29, 2020 at 11:30 pm

This course has reaffirmed for me the importance of K-5 math instructional pedagogy founded on problem-based learning rather than didactic teaching. And as an advocate of the 8 mathematical practices, “The Concepts Holding Your Students Back, has demonstrated each:

<b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>2. Reason abstractly and <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>quantitatively; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>4. Model with mathematics; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>5. Use appropriate tools strategically; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>6. Attend to <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>precision; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>7. Look for and make use of structure; <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>8. Look for and express regularity <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>in repeated reasoning

Another take-away is the need for math curriculum specialists in districts all over the U.S. to know about MakeMathMoments and the wealth of resources, units and professional development available at their finger-tips.

I’ve learned importance of engaging students in math at varying entry levels through noticing and wondering to spark their curiosity: I’ve relearned the importance of spatial reasoning and the concept of number as it relates to building the concept of units: I’ve confirmed the value of visual representations and models like the double number line: and have been reminded that the person doing the talking is doing the learning which means using math talks: Finally wrapping it all up is the interconnectedness of all the standards that lead to proportional reasoning.

Lastly, I’m pleased to say that in my work in math curriculum and consulting, I’ve had the good fortune to have learned from the best–Cathy Fosnot, Sherry Parrish, Pam Harris, Graham Fletcher, and Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce. Thank you.

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