50 minutes | Jun 7, 2021

I’m a Math Support Teacher and Feel Trapped. HELP! - A Math Mentoring Moment

Today we speak with Caitlyn Sloan, a high school geometry teacher who is currently in the role of leading a math support class for students who require additional support. In this conversation, you’ll hear Caitlyn reflect on her challenge to stay true to her investigative, problem based approach to teaching mathematics given that her students have been pre-taught to mimick the rules, steps, and procedures. Listen in to see how she might be able to bridge the gap! This is another  Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. You’ll Learn: How to help fuel sensemaking when students resist. How can we sneak in the conceptual understanding when students have already been given a formula or algorithm. How a support teacher can bridge a pedagogical teaching gap so students can feel successful. Resources: Building Thinking Classrooms - Peter Liljedahl [Book]Eye to Eye [Trigonometry Problem Based Lesson]Full Problem Based Lessons & Units Use our fully developed problem based lessons and units in your classroom to spark curiosity and fuel sense making with your students. We not only give you the resources to make math moments we give you a full teacher guide that walks you through the Make Math Moments 3 Part Framework. View the catalogue : https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/
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