4MTEs & Coaches

Using MQI Mathematics Quality of Instruction as a Tool to Reflect on your teaching

Folder with MQI tools

The TRU Framework

TRU is a framework for characterizing powerful learning environments in crisp and actionable ways. It provides a straightforward and accessible language for discussing what happens (and should happen) in classrooms, in professional preparation and professional Development (PD). TRU is consistent with what we know to be good practice; and it focuses classroom and administrative attention on what counts in learning. What that means in particular is that high quality instruction and PD will be consistent with TRU – and that if we adopt this framework and language, parallels in instruction across disciplines will be clear.

http://map.mathshell.org/trumath.php

TEACH math framework

http://www.mathconnect.hs.iastate.edu/documents/CRMTLessonAnalysisTool.pdf

Math Discourse Patterns

Math Talk levels

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_fuuwDU5I3pNjY5TTBadXprN0E/view?usp=sharing
Noticing Frameworks: Selecting and sequencing

  • Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L. L. C., & Philipp, R. A. (2010). Professional noticing of children’s mathematical thinking. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 41(2), 169–202.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_fuuwDU5I3pT0E3TUdxZV9CR0k/view?usp=sharing

Link to Elham and Laura’s Google folder shared (fill out their google form) 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HR1-jF9Lmw-NRTEzy8FOX6D5LG6qmvhbMGGI01ZMve0/edit?usp=sharing 

Mathematics: Equity, Social Justice, & Culturally Responsive Teaching

Design and Enactment of Math Instruction

Supporting Student Sensemaking
Structuring the Math Block
Mathematics Visuals
Content and Language Objectives
Facilitating Rich Discussions and Using Instructional Routines
Using Complex Tasks
Task Design and Adapting Curriculum
Assessment
Other

 

Mathematics Routines and Tasks

Math Discussion Routines

Website Portal for all kinds of Math Instructional Routines
  • visiblethinking.weebly.com
Facilitating Discussions
Estimation 180
Math Talks
Which One Doesn’t Belong
Number Strings
Quick Images
Numberless Word Problems
Same or Different
Three Act Tasks
Visual Patterns
What’s Going on in this Graph? 
Slow Reveal Graphs
Math Games for the Classroom

Math Tasks

Task Banks

 

Blogs with Task Ideas

 

Content-Specific Resources

Addition and Subtraction Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Algebra Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Area Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Basic Number Combinations Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Counting Different Number Systems and Counting in Different Cultures and Languages

Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Data and Graphs Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Decimals Articles and Book Chapters

  • 5 Indicators of Decimal Understandings. Cramer, K., Monson, D., Ahrendt, S., Colum, K., Wiley, B., & Wyberg, T. (2015). 5 Indicators of Decimal Understandings. Teaching Children Mathematics, 22(3), 186-195.
  • Place-value representation of numbers less than 1. Schifter, D., Bastable, V., & Russell, S. J. (2016). Place-value representations of numbers less than 1. Number and Operations, Part 1: Building a System of Tens. Casebook. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Section 5. Understanding decimal fractions. Schifter, D., Bastable, V., & Russell, S. J. (2016). Chapter 8: Highlights of related research. In Number and Operations, Part 1: Building a System of Tens. Casebook. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 156-164.
  • Developing concepts of decimals and percents. Van de Walle, J. A. (1998). Chapter 17: Developing concepts of decimals and percents. Elementary and middle school mathematics: Teaching developmentally. MA: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.Reading.
  • Decimals. Chapin, S. (2000). Chapter 6: Decimals. Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach. Grades K-6. Math Solutions Publications. CA: Marilyn Burns Education Associates.

Blog Posts

Early Childhood Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Focusing specifically on early childhood mathematics, this website outlines the important math concepts young children should explore. Clicking on a big idea leads you to short articles, videos and classroom resources on that topic. 

Estimation Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Fractions Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Geometry Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Courses

Measurement Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Multiplication and Division Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

Place Value Articles and Book Chapters

Blog Posts

 

Selected Blog Posts by Grade Level

K
1
2
3
4
5

 

Math Education Twitter and Blogs

Math Twittersphere

There is a vibrant community of educators – and mathematics educators, specifically –  on Twitter. Educators problem-solve, discuss successes and challenges, dig into children’s thinking, and think together about design and enactment of mathematics instruction. 

 

Some recommended hashtags (go to Twitter and search for these to see recent conversations):

#mtbos, #iteachmath, #educolor, #cleartheair, #tmwyk, #unitchat, #choralcounting, #countingcollections, #elemmathchat

#kchat, #1stchat, #2ndchat, #3rdchat, #4thchat, #5thchat

Recommended Blogs

Recommended Blog Posts

 

Common Core Resources

Common Core Standards Overview Documents and Resources
Practice Standards Resources

Modeling

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Argumentation

Content Standards Resources
Progressions Resources
Media and Blog Post Discussion of Common Core Standards Blog Posts and Videos

Newspaper Articles and Op-Eds

 

Resources about Mathematicians

(that aren’t white males)

Information for Families