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### The “Why” Behind Cross-Multiplication

Participants in this workout examine why only teaching the process of “cross-multiplying and dividing” without developing conceptual understanding of this process is detrimental to student learning and will understand the importance of teaching conceptual understanding for commonly used algorithms.

Participants in this workout identify a low-risk strategy for students to see math as patterns and practice speaking about patterns,articulate ways to encourage student sharing around math topics, and consider the creativity present in math.

Participants in this Math Teacher Workout consider how “devaluing the answer” leads to rich mathematical conversations and deeper learning for students as well as gain comfort with Mathematical Practice 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

### Which Mistake to Pursue?

This blog post describes a class's exploration of an open-ended perimeter problem.

A teacher's conversation with a student about what perimeter means.

### Ever Wonder What They’d Notice?

Asking the right questions and making space for student thinking can change outcomes for students. What can we do as teachers to faciliate their critical thinking and engagement? In this 5-minute Ignite talk, Annie Fetter addresses giving students space to notice and wonder.

### Elementary Always, Sometimes, Never

In Always, Sometimes or Never, students identify whether a mathematical statement is always true, sometimes true, or never true. This link offers statements appropriate for students in early math levels, but it can be adapted to any level or content by changing the mathematical statement students are working with.

### CCRS Mathematical Practice 3 – Webcast

This webcast highlights Mathematical Practice 3 - Construct viable arguments. It is one of a series of 8 webcasts, the purpose of which is to give adult educators a better sense of each of the 8 Mathematical Practices of the CCRS and to suggest ways to encourage the Practices with their students.

### 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions

5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions describes how teachers can facilitate "mathematically productive discussions that are rooted in student thinking." In this posting, you can also find out about one teacher's experiences implementing the strategies in the book.

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September 10, 2024 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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### Developing and Practicing Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 9/10/24 Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice via… Learn More

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September 11, 2024 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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### Volunteer Core Training Module 2: Understanding Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: WED. 9/11/24 Participants develop their personal cultural awareness and learn how expectations around school culture shape how people teach and learn. Guiding principles for effectively delivering instruction to adults are also covered. Finally, participants increase their sensitivity to the challenges of learning English and developing literacy… Learn More

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September 17, 2024 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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### Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 9/17/24 Research shows that explicitly teaching a set of comprehension strategies is a great way to help intermediate-level readers maximize their understanding of texts. Come learn a handful of great comprehension tools that will help students develop critical thinking skills and comprehension skills. Learn More

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