Events

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Monthly Meetings

All meetings are held on the following Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET and will be held on Zoom.
 
  • January 10, 2023
  • February 14, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • April 11, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • June 13, 2023

 

Virtual Book Study

Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide provides the what, why, and how of each practice; includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking; and offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started.
 
When combined, these unique research-based practices create the optimal conditions for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning, and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms like never before.

In this book group, we can create a supportive group of colleagues to share successes and challenges as we reflect upon and try out some of the 14 practices.

Four Meet-Ups (on Zoom)
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm ET

March 1:  Toolkit 1 (Thinking tasks; Visibly random groups; and Vertical non-permanent surfaces)

March 15: Toolkit 2 (“Defronting” the classroom; Keep thinking questions; When and how to give tasks; Check-your-understanding questions; Mobilizing knowledge)

March 29: Toolkit 3 (Hints and extensions to maintain flow; Consolidate from the bottom; Meaningful notes)

April 12: Toolkit 4 (Evaluate what you value; Where students are and where they are going; Grade based on data)


WMMP Members Offering Tutoring Services

Looking for a great tutor? Four long time math educators and WMMP members are excited to announce that they have formed a company with a vision for improving math teaching and learning. They are starting by offering online math tutoring and hope you will stop by their website to see what they’re all about!