Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Math Collective Mixer

Come to our annual Math Collective Mixer:

• Meet other math educators!
• Hear about the Math Collective’s plan for the year!
• Learn how you can get involved!

Light refreshments will be served, but please feel free to bring anything you’d like to share!

Please RSVP here.

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Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Workshop: Building a Math Community

A joyful math community is one in which students feel safe to take risks, make mistakes, and share their thinking. It’s a place where doing math is a collaborative, meaningful experience for all learners. This workshop will offer teachers tools, resources and images of vibrant math classrooms that will help you lay a foundation for a strong math community this year.

Information about per session and CTLE credits coming soon.

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Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Student Talk Lesson Study (K)

Join the Math Collective Tuesday, April 24 for an all-day lesson study focusing on student talk and students' beliefs about their roles in the mathematics community. The basis of our planning will be this value statement: All students communicate their ideas, knowing they make valuable contributions to mathematical thinking and have the big idea skill set to look forward to further mathematical challenges.

The all-day study will take place at Dos Puentes Elementary School in a Kindergarten classroom, with visits to a 1st and 2nd grade classroom.

Below is the rough schedule for the day:

8:30 - 9:30 - Introduction: Planning team leads a discussion around how they imagine the lesson design supports students in developing their role in the mathematics community ("All students believe they have the power to make mathematical sense using their linguistic, reasoning and community resources") and provides thinking experiences around the properties of addition and subtraction.
9:30 - 10:30 - Lesson in Kindergarten
10:30 - 10:45 - Quiet reflection
10:45 - 12:00 - Debrief
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 - Prepare for conferring
1:20 - 1:45 - Conferring with 1st Grade students
2:45 - 2:10 - Conferring with 2nd Grade students
2:10 - 2:40 - Debrief conferring and reflection on the day

CTLE credits available for schools supported by the Manhattan and Brooklyn North Field Support Centers.

Register here.

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Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Tape Diagrams Workshop: A Tool For Mathematical Reasoning

Tape diagrams can help students (and teachers!) make sense of problems at the same time they illuminate the meaning of operations.  In this workshop we will explore the ways in which tape diagrams can be incorporated into mathematics instruction to support student understanding of the relationship between values in a problem.

We will represent complex problems ourselves using tape diagrams and consider the impact of shared representations on the building of robust mathematical communities.

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Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Problem Solving Routine Workshop (Alternative to Test Prep)

Tired of typical test prep? Want to maintain your focus on community and strong habits while reviewing emphasized content? Try out our problem solving routine! We’ve created a routine that allows students to develop authentic problem solving strategies while brushing up on the major standards in the Common Core. We have materials for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades.

At our session we will...

• try out the problem sets, worked examples, and stamina trials.
• review the 8-week calendar for test preparation for grades 3-5.
• practice meaningful conferring moves that strengthen your students' confidence and abilities as thoughtful problem solvers.

Offered only in Brooklyn but open to participants from all 5 boroughs.

 

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Feb
14
8:30 AM08:30

Fractions Lesson Study

Wednesday, February 14, 8:30-2:40
P.S. 110
285 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

Lesson will take place in a 5th grade classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to confer in a 4th grade classroom. Open to teachers of any grade who are interested in deepening their understanding of fractions.

Sign up by February 12. You will receive confirmation immediately and the lesson plan will be sent to you before the lesson.

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Jan
18
8:30 AM08:30

Addition and Subtraction Lesson Study, Grades K-2

  • Riverdale Avenue Community School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Math Collective Thursday, January 18 for an all-day lesson study focusing on addition and subtraction through the lens of Operations and Algebraic thinking.

Participating teachers will have an opportunity to watch a lesson, observe the results of that lesson, practice conferring with students, and reflect on the experience with teachers from across the city.

The all-day study will take place at Dos Puentes Elementary School in a 1st grade classroom, with visits to a K and 2nd grade classroom.

Below is the rough schedule for the day:

8:30 - 9:30 - Introduction: Planning team leads a discussion around how they imagine the lesson design supports students in developing a positive mathematical mindset ("All students believe they have the power to make mathematical sense using their linguistic, reasoning and community resources") and provides thinking experiences around the properties of addition and subtraction.
9:30 - 10:30 - Lesson in 1st Grade
10:30 - 10:45 - Quiet reflection
10:45 - 12:00 - Debrief
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 - Prepare for conferring
1:20 - 1:45 - Conferring with K students
2:45 - 2:10 - Conferring with 2nd Grade students
2:10 - 2:40 - Debrief conferring and reflection on the day

CTLE credits available. 

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Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

Fractions Workshop (Brooklyn part 1 of 3)

[Brooklyn, part 1 of 3; Part 2: 1/18; Part 3: 1/25]
The fraction progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real mathematical understanding of fractions. We will develop our own understanding of this progression and consider how it guides our assessment and conferring. We will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of this progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of fractions.
• Plan teaching moves and self-directed tasks to advance student learning from their current place of understanding.
• work collaboratively across schools.

Work will be differentiated for previous years' participants.

Click here for information on per-session and CTLE credits availability.

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Jan
10
4:00 PM16:00

Fractions Workshop (Manhattan part 1 of 3)

[Manhattan, part 1 of 3; Part 2: 1/17, Part 3: 1/24]
The fraction progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real mathematical understanding of fractions. We will develop our own understanding of this progression and consider how it guides our assessment and conferring. We will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of this progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of fractions.
• Plan teaching moves and self-directed tasks to advance student learning from their current place of understanding.
• work collaboratively across schools.

Work will be differentiated for previous years' participants.

Click here for information on per-session and CTLE credits availability.

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Dec
12
8:30 AM08:30

Multiplication and Division Lesson Study, Grades 2-5

  • Riverdale Avenue Community School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Math Collective Tuesday, December 12th for an all-day lesson study focusing on multiplication and division through the lens of Operations and Algebraic thinking.

Teachers will look together at a lesson in a third grade classroom, consider the impact of the lesson on students, and reflect on the experience with teachers from across the city.

In the afternoon teachers will have the opportunity to confer in partnership with students in second and fifth grade around similar content, providing a vertical lens into multiplicative thinking through the grades.

Below is the rough schedule for the day:
8:30 - 9:30 - Introduction: Planning team leads a discussion around how they imagine the lesson design supports students in developing a positive mathematical mindset and operations & algebraic thinking understanding.
9:30 - 10:45 - Lesson
10:45 - 11:00 - Quiet reflection
11:00 - 12:15 - Debrief
12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 - Planning for conferring
1:30 - 1:50 - Second grade conferring
1:55 - 2:20 - Fifth grade conferring
2:20 - Debrief
2:50 - Reflection

Click the button below to register. You will receive a receipt that serves as confirmation that you are registered to attend.

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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Place Value Lesson Study (4th Grade classroom)

Participating teachers will have an opportunity to watch a lesson, observe the results of that lesson, practice conferring with students, and reflect on the experience with teachers from across the city.

Participation in the Place Value Understanding workshops is recommended but not required.

Below is the rough schedule for the day:
8:30 - 9:30 - Introduction: Planning team leads a discussion around how they imagine the lesson design supports students in developing a positive mathematical mindset and place value understanding.
9:30 - 10:45 - Lesson (including conferring opportunities for lesson study participants)
10:45 - 11:00 - Quiet reflection
11:00 - 12:15 - Debrief
12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 - Discuss together implications for future work
2:30 - 2:40 - Reflection

Registration here.

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Operations & Algebraic Thinking Workshop (Brooklyn part 1 of 2)

[Brooklyn part 1 of 2; Part 2 date: November 9]
The operations and algebraic thinking progression in the Common Core supports teachers in thinking about the properties of operations as they help children learn to add and subtract, and later, multiply and divide. We will

• do some math ourselves to develop our own sense of this progression
• develop questions and routines which help students understand the properties of operations that allow humans to act on the quantities they have mapped on the world.

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Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Operations & Algebraic Thinking Workshop (Manhattan part 1 of 2)

[Manhattan part 1 of 2; Part 2 date: November 8]
The operations and algebraic thinking progression in the Common Core supports teachers in thinking about the properties of operations as they help children learn to add and subtract, and later, multiply and divide. We will

• do some math ourselves to develop our own sense of this progression
• develop questions and routines which help students understand the properties of operations that allow humans to act on the quantities they have mapped on the world.

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Place Value Understanding and Conferring (Brooklyn Part 1 of 2)

[Brooklyn Part 1 of 2, part 2 on 10/12]
The place value progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real understanding of the system of numbers used by the entire world. In these two sessions we will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of the Numbers & Operations in Base 10 progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of place value.
• plan teaching moves and self-directed tasks to advance student learning from their current place of understanding.

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Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

Place Value Understanding and Conferring (Manhattan part 1 of 2)

[Manhattan Part 1 of 2, part 2 on 10/11]
The place value progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real understanding of the system of numbers used by the entire world. In these two sessions we will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of the Numbers & Operations in Base 10 progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of place value.
• plan teaching moves and self-directed tasks to advance student learning from their current place of understanding.

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Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

Fractions Lesson Study (Brooklyn)

How does our knowledge of the progressions of the Common Core fractions standards help us create opportunities for students to make sense of mathematics?

This study lesson will take place in a 4th grade classroom, but the work is applicable 3-5, and teachers from any grade are welcome to attend.  This all day study (8:30-3:00) involves observing the lesson, debriefing, and planning for future work in our own classrooms.  Teachers will be asked to bring curriculum materials from an upcoming lesson or unit to facilitate planning.

Per diem may be available for coverage so that teachers can attend.

Participation in a Fractions Progressions workshop is recommended but not required.

Register here.

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Apr
5
8:30 AM08:30

Fractions Lesson Study (Manhattan)

How does our knowledge of the progressions of the Common Core fractions standards help us create opportunities for students to make sense of mathematics?

This study lesson will take place in a 3rd grade classroom, but the work is applicable 2-5, and teachers from any grade are welcome to attend.  This all day study (8:30-3:00) involves observing the lesson, debriefing, and planning for future work in our own classrooms.  Teachers will be asked to bring curriculum materials from an upcoming lesson or unit to facilitate planning.

Per diem may be available for coverage so that teachers can attend.

Register here.

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Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

Subtraction Lesson Study (Brooklyn)

Does subtraction always mean finding the difference between two quantities? Is it true that when you take away the part that’s the same, what you have left is the difference?

This study lesson will take place in a 2nd grade classroom, but the work is applicable K-3, and teachers from any grade are welcome to attend.  This all day study (8:30-2:50) involves observing the lesson, debriefing, and planning for future work in our own classrooms.  Teachers will be asked to bring curriculum materials from an upcoming lesson or unit to facilitate planning.

Per diem may be available for coverage so that teachers can attend.

Participation in an Operations & Algebraic Thinking Progressions workshop is recommended but not required.

Register here.

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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Subtraction Lesson Study (Manhattan)

Does subtraction always mean finding the difference between two quantities? Is it true that when you take away the part that’s the same, what you have left is the difference?

This study lesson will take place in a 2nd grade classroom, but the work is applicable K-3, and teachers from any grade are welcome to attend.  This all day study (8:30-2:50) involves observing the lesson, debriefing, and planning for future work in our own classrooms.  Teachers will be asked to bring curriculum materials from an upcoming lesson or unit to facilitate planning.

Per diem may be available for coverage so that teachers can attend.

Participation in an Operations & Algebraic Thinking Progressions workshop is recommended but not required.

Register here.

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Feb
9
4:00 PM16:00

Fractions Workshop (Part 3: Conferring)

[Optional Part 3 of 2 or 3]
Participants must have attended the two previous workshop on Fractions, either in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

In this session, teachers work with students in an after school program. Teachers will practice using their new understanding of the fractions progression as a tool for conferring.

Location TBD in Brooklyn.

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Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Fractions Workshop (Brooklyn part 1 of 2)

[Brooklyn, part 1 of 2; Part 2: 2/2; Optional Part 3: 2/9] Location TBD
The fraction progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real mathematical understanding of fractions. We will develop our own understanding of this progression and consider how it guides our assessment and conferring. We will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of this progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of fractions. 
• form a group to plan a lesson study where teachers will have the chance to observe conferring and try it themselves. Lesson study date TBD and is optional.

• an optional third session on 2/9 in Brooklyn (school TBD) will provide teachers an opportunity to confer with students.

Register Here

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Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Fractions Workshop (Manhattan part 1 of 2)

[Manhattan, part 1 of 2; Part 2: 2/1; Optional Part 3: 2/9]
The fraction progression in the Common Core is our best support as we help our students develop real mathematical understanding of fractions. We will develop our own understanding of this progression and consider how it guides our assessment and conferring. We will

• solve some problems together to develop our own sense of this progression.
• focus on tools and language that support our understanding of fractions. 
• form a group to plan a lesson study where teachers will have the chance to observe conferring and try it themselves. Lesson study date TBD and is optional.

• an optional third session in Brooklyn on 2/9 (school TBD) will provide teachers an opportunity to confer with students.

Register Here

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