Focus on developing critical skillsT³™ Workshops help teachers enhance their content knowledge, instructional practices and technology skills.
Building Concepts in Mathematics Professional Development
T³™ Workshops explore methods for integrating Building Concepts in Mathematics content, instructional practices and TI-Nspire™ technology into the scope and sequence of middle grades curriculum.
In this video, math teachers Michelle Rinehart, Katie England and Dan Ilaria explore the unique qualities of Building Concepts professional development. As Rinehart explains: “Teachers will experience the mathematics hands-on. So, they will solve problems. They will explain their reasoning to others. They will critique the reasoning of others. They will really model all of the mathematical practices that we would want our students to be doing.”
Statistics and Probability
Learn how to implement and introduce Building Concepts learning progressions to develop understanding of statistics and probability within and across middle grades. Focus on visual models of data distributions — with emphasis on analyzing and interpreting appropriate measures of center and spread — and probability models to explore relationships between theoretical probability, empirical probability and random sampling.Learn more
Expressions and Equations
Learn to implement Building Concepts learning progressions to help students develop their understanding of expressions and equations within and across middle grades. Explore how the progressions’ visual models of exponents, variables and expressions build foundations for writing and solving equations, reasoning about the structure of expressions within linear equations, and making strategic choices to solve them.Learn more
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Designed for middle grades educators, this workshop focuses on strategies for engaging students in new ways of thinking about ratios and proportional relationships within and across Grades six, seven and eight. Participants will explore a sequential, coordinated series of interactive lessons that support a learning progression for ratios and proportional relationships.Learn more