Meeting the Needs of All Students in Your Math Class

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Math Workshop in the K-6 Classroom
Kelly Dionne-Yahr, Pam Pogson, Janet Scott, Courtney Tomfohr
Shannan Painter – Principal and Videographer
Meridian Elementary
Kent, Washington
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Experience the journey from a traditional math
class to math workshop
Compare best practices both in literacy and
math
Explore the structure of the math workshop
classroom
Define difference between a primary and an
intermediate classroom in math workshop
Share methods for differentiation
Literacy Workshop Driven by Authentic
Assessment felt right
Disconnect between Literacy and Math
Math teaching driven by published curriculum
vs. new standards
Literacy Classroom Goals
Structured, relaxed classroom
environment
A variety of materials for students
to use at THEIR level
Flexibility and choice to meet needs
Math Classroom Goals
Structured, relaxed classroom
environment
A variety of resources available that
students are encouraged to use to
solve problems
Students working problems using
choice of methods
Independent and collaborative work
Both independent and collaborative
work
Atmosphere that encourages learning Environment is set up to allow for
and is inspired
mistakes and thinking to occur
Students working at THEIR level
Students working at THEIR level
Teacher modeling, modeling, modeling Teacher modeling, modeling, modeling
the expected behaviors
the expected behaviors
Primary
Intermediate
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Consider the grade you teach and discuss with
your neighbor what the first 20 days might
look like in your classroom.
Primary
Intermediate
2 Mini Lessons (5-7min)
Practice Activities after each
(Math to Self, Math to
Someone)
1 Mini Lesson (15-20min)
Practice (Independent and
Group Work)
Conferring
Share
Conferring
Share
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How is this similar to your own classroom?
What is different?
What questions do you still have?
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Differentiation is conferring to us!
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We use assessments to drive our conferring.
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Experience the journey from a traditional math
class to math workshop
Compare best practices both in literacy and
math
Explore the structure of the math workshop
classroom
Define difference between a primary and an
intermediate classroom in math workshop
Obtain methods for differentiation
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Time to reflect and write
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Share out or ask questions
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O.S.P.I. Website
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Daily 5 and CAFÉ
Daily CAFÉ
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www.k12.wa.us
http://www.TheDailyCafe.com/public/1903.cfm
Meridian Elementary Website
www.kent.k12.wa.us/ME
Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC)
Classes
Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) Classes
ORIGO
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Please fill out the evaluation sheet for our
professional growth.
All handouts and Power Point available on Daily
CAFÉ website and Meridian Elementary website.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us:
[email protected]
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