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Teaching Strategies for Success in a Mathematics Classroom

June 27—28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Middle Tennessee State University | 628 Alma Mater Drive | Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

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Workshop Overview

This workshop will focus on current best practices and research in effective teaching strategies. Participants will learn together to deepen understanding of learning and assessment with TI technology as a tool. We will discuss approaches for making thinking visible, incorporating questioning strategies such as anticipating, pacing, monitoring and sequencing.

Participants will:
  • Explore tasks that allow students to engage in teaching strategies that support the Eight Mathematical Teaching Practices as outlined by NCTM’s Principles to Actions
  • Investigate different teaching strategies and TI technology tools to better incorporate the Mathematical Teaching Practices in their classrooms

By the end of this workshop, educators should be able to say, I can …

  • Analyze how visual and open tasks contribute to implementing effective teaching practices in mathematics
  • Identify teaching strategies that deepen my understanding of effective teaching practices for mathematics
  • Use students’ responses to advance the understanding of the class as a whole

Day 1

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify teaching strategies that support the Mathematics Teaching Practices
  • Emphasize NCTM’s Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Math Discussions
  • Purposefully consider how they would integrate tasks into their own classroom by looking at the variety of planning and instructional decisions needed before, during and after the lesson

Day 2

Participants will engage in additional activities to:

  • Practice listening, observing, identifying key solution strategies, and sequencing student work samples to move the mathematics learning forward
  • Identify questions that probe student understanding and push student thinking
  • Experience and discuss the strategy of collecting data to foster deeper understanding and have students take ownership of the mathematics
  • Examine different teaching strategies used in differentiated instruction in secondary mathematics

Pricing and Technology Options

$325 — Workshop registration without TI technology package

$375 — Workshop registration including ONE of the following TI technology packages:

  • TI-Nspire™ CX handheld and TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS handheld and TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software
  • TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family
Attend with your team and save – Register four educators and the fifth attends free.

Contact Information

Tammy Jones



Graduate Credit

Graduate credit is available through Central Michigan University (additional fee applies).