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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2016 57th Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5!
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Friday, November 4 • 3:30pm - 4:59pm
400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom

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According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor students’ thinking; provide students with the opportunity to share ideas, clarify understandings, and develop convincing arguments; and advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. It has been argued that “discussions that focus on cognitively challenging mathematical tasks, namely those that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, are a primary mechanism for promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics.“ During the session participants will: 1) watch a video clip and discuss what the teacher does to support her students engagement in and understanding of mathematics; 2) discuss how the video exemplifies the focal teaching practice; and 3) consider what can be learned from this example that could apply to teaching more broadly.


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Dr. Peg Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Over the past two decades I have been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers. This includes "5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions" (Smith & Stein, 2011;2018) and "Taking Action: Implementing... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A