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Implementing Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem-Solving in Mathematics Classrooms

June 25, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Region 10 Education Service Center | 904 Abrams Road | Richardson, TX 75081

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Workshop overview

One of the Mathematics Teaching Practices from NCTM’s “Principles to Actions” is to implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among learners to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing approaches and arguments.

In this workshop, we will discuss how one might implement and facilitate tasks that promote productive discussions to strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics. We will explore types of tasks that encourage mathematical flexibility to show what students know in more than one way.

Questions we will consider include:

  • Why are tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving necessary?
  • How might we implement equitable opportunities for every student to learn?
  • What are ways to adapt tasks?

By the end of the workshop, participants should be comfortable:

  • Implementing and identifying tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving
  • Engaging students in tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving
  • Adapting tasks to make them promote reasoning and problem-solving
  • Integrating Texas Instruments (TI) technology in the implementation of rich tasks

Pricing and technology options

$200 — Workshop registration without TI technology package

$250 — Workshop registration plus one of the following TI technology packages:

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software

Team discount: Register four educators for this workshop, and the fifth attends free.

Note: Should the workshop need to be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded in full.

This workshop may be combined with workshops at the same location for an additional registration fee of $100 per day:

Contact information

For questions regarding this workshop, please contact:

Julie Frizzell


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