What is it?
Why did we do it?
Question for reflection?
Working mathematically is central to all other strands and needs to be embedded in all aspects of mathematical learning. It includes the 5 Proficiencies of:
* communicating * problem solving * reasoning * understanding * fluency
As we were about to implement the new Australian Mathematics Curriculum, we saw an opportunity for our staff to focus on the pedagogy, underpinning the curriculum. In our minds Working Mathematically was an exciting chance to delve deeper into how students think about maths, rather than the final answer.
- What impact has your lesson had on developing students skill in WM? How do you know?
- How well do my questioning techniques make students' understanding, reasoning and skills in problem solving visible? Did I follow up students' responses in a way that deepened their thinking?
- What other support could I plan to ensure that all students are successful?
A LIST OF READINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND WEBSITES THAT WE USED.
library Resource #1
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what works in the classroom ...
Oakhill Drive completed their first round of Instructional Rounds in 2015 with their question being:
'Are our students using the Mathematics Proficiencies of communicating, reasoning and problem solving ?'
These readings and resources are some of the fabulous tools we took away with us during this experience.