The Problem of practice:
Are our students engaged in complex problem-solving tasks?
Is the learning accessible and challenging for all students?
How are students communicating their mathematical understandings?
The pre-reading and pre-viewing focus on developing students who can think like mathematicians. The inclusion of tasks which have high cognitive demand is important, as is allowing opportunities for productive struggle.
There was a short pre-reading and a short pre-viewing for this round. The first is by Robert Kaplinsky. JPPS school leaders have just began to look at the concept "open middle" problems. Download here
The other reading, "Productive Struggle in Mathematic"s by Mariam Pasquale, relates to the role that worthwhile challenge and productive struggle plays in the development of mathematical understanding. It can be accessed at: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED571660.pdf
IMAGES OF THE ROUND
LINKS TO OUR PREVIOUS LEARNING
This round builds on the undertandings that our network has developed over the past about the teaching of mathematics. Some key resources that may provide insight in this round are:
- The videos used for our Oakhill Drive PS 2023 round on teaching and assessing reasoning (Dr Kristen Tippet) and supporting the teaching of challenging tasks (Janette Bobis);
- The pre-reading used for our Berowra PS 2023 round, "Orchestrating Productive Maths Discussions"
- The Powerpoint slides used in the Berowra PS 2023 round that make clear the difference between mathematical reasoning and problem solving