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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 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 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 How is this similar to your own classroom? What is different? What questions do you still have? Differentiation is conferring to us! We use assessments to drive our conferring. 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 Time to reflect and write Share out or ask questions O.S.P.I. Website Daily 5 and CAFÉ Daily CAFÉ 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 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] [email protected]