Math teachers spent all day working with math consultant Dr. Lemon, as she helps them implement lessons from the Mathematics Assessment Project. These formative assessment lessons are great ways for students and teachers to evaluate their understanding of key mathematical concepts and we will use one or two per six weeks.
I got the chance to work with her and another group of math teachers yesterday and I really enjoyed the discourse around the "how" of teaching. Questioning strategies, small group organization, and rich mathematical tasks were all discussed in detail, and teachers walked away feeling more confident and energized about their classes!