NCTM Overview for ASSM - Minnesota Council of Teachers of
Transcript NCTM Overview for ASSM - Minnesota Council of Teachers of
Developing Number and Operations
Sensemaking and Connections
Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
April 27, 2013
Linda Gojak, President
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
A Vision for Mathematics Education
NCTM Process Standards
– Problem Solving
– Reasoning and Proof
National Research Council’s
Strands of Proficiency
Adding It Up, 2001
• Adaptive Reasoning
• Strategic Competence
• Productive Disposition
• Procedural Fluency
8 CCSSM Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective
3. Think about mathematics strategically
4. Risk taker
5. Ask good questions
• If we want students to be flexible
thinkers then teachers must be able
to think flexibly.
– Number Talks
What is a Number Talk?
• A short, ongoing daily routine that provides
students with meaningful ongoing practice
• a powerful tool for helping students
develop computational fluency because
the expectation is that they will use
number relationships and the
structures of numbers to add, subtract,
multiply and divide.
Why Number Talks?
• Develop Number Sense
• Develop Fluency
• Encourage Strategic Thinking
• Use Various Representations
Six step format of a number talk
Step 1: Teacher presents the problem.
Step 2: Students have time to figure out the
Step 3. Students share their answers.
Step 4. Students share their thinking.
Step 5. The class agrees on the correct
answer for the problem.
Step 6. The steps are repeated for additional
Integrating Number Talks
into a Lesson
• Number Talks should be structured as short
sessions alongside (but not necessarily
directly related to) the ongoing math
• It is important to keep Number Talks short, as
they are not intended to replace current
curriculum. In fact, teachers need to spend
only 5 to 10 minutes on Number Talks.
• Number Talks are most effective when done
Number Talk with Fractions
• In mathematics, everything you do should
– Multiple representations
• Concrete (materials)
• Pictorial (semi-concrete)
• Semi-abstract (number lines, models)
• Abstract (symbolic)
– Check for reasonable solutions
• Estimation Strategies
3 x 4 = 12
“3 groups of 4 is the same as 12”
Make connections among
mathematical ideas explicit
0.9 ÷ 0.3
16 x 0.05
39.5 x 0.95
436.2 ÷ 0.63
82.5 ÷ 1.2
Use rich tasks
– Strategy games
• Close to 1
– Good Problems
• Introduce or build a concept
– Naked Number tasks
• Number talks
Close to 1
Use 4 of the cards below to make 2
fractions whose some is closest to 1.
• Build all of the rectangular puppy
pens using 16 feet of fencing without
using any fractions or decimals.
What do you know so far?
What are you wondering about?
What have you tried so far?
Can you draw a picture of what is
• Can you try this with simpler numbers?
• What tools might you use to help you?
• Is your answer reasonable? How do you
Questions to promote
• Who would like to share their thinking?
• What was the first thing your eyes saw, or
your brain did?
• Convince me.
• How did you figure that out?
• Billy, can you tell us where you got that 5?
• How many people solved it the same way
Questions to promote
– Who used another strategy?
– How is your strategy like Billy’s? How is it
– Will your strategy always work? Can you find a time
when it doesn’t work?
– Questions that can be answered by yes or no
– Asking “Do you understand?”
Listen to the students
Allow them to
show and tell….
• What happened in the lesson?
• What do my students know?
• What are my students still
• How will I address that tomorrow?
• What connections can I make
between today’s lesson and what I
want to do tomorrow?
• Can come from student responses
and work during class
• Warm up activity
• Exit slips
• Quick write
• Number talks
(see NCTM research brief at www.nctm.org)