Alan Schoenfeld, Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley, will be speaking on issues relating to problem solving and the Common Core Math Standards on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Lawrence Hall of Science
Teaching for Mathematical Sense-Making in the Spirit of the Common Core
Part of what we love about mathematics is how beautifully it fits together. When you think about math in the right ways, the concepts and procedures we teach make sense and the formal mathematics brings it all together. From this perspective, the goal of teaching mathematically is to help students learn to think mathematically and see math as a sense-making enterprise. This is what the Mathematical Practices in the Common Core State Mathematics Standards are all about.
In this talk Dr. Schoenfeld will give some examples of how mathematics can be viewed as a form of sense-making—and what happens when it is not. He will discuss how the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessments will support the kinds of teaching we want to do in order to help students become better mathematical thinkers. Alan will discuss some lessons he and others have been building which help to focus on student thinking and build productively on it. He will also discuss a framework that is being developed for focusing on productive behaviors in mathematics classrooms.
All educators are welcome to attend FREE. There is NO PRE-REGISTRATION. Those attending will be admitted FREE to the Lawrence Hall of Science and after the Seminar are welcome to view the Hall of Science's many wonderful science and math exhibits.
Parking is ample—though there is a cost per hour for parking. Carpooling is recommended.