As states and districts work to implement the Common Core State Standards in math, a key challenge is helping students not only acquire content knowledge but also become proficient in the set of eight mathematical practices laid out in the document. The practices represent different types of expertise students should develop in using math, from making sense of problems to reasoning abstractly and constructing viable arguments.
This Education Week webinar—featuring a lead writer of the common core for math and a district math supervisor—will examine what the standards for mathematical practice mean, where they came from, and how they can be effectively embedded in the classroom. How will the practices change instruction? What kind of support do teachers need to bring them to life? What resources are available to help educators? Those and other questions will be explored in this webinar, which will provide both a greater understanding of the practices and practical, hands-on advice.
Jason Zimba, co-founder, Student Achievement Partners and a lead writer of the common standards in mathematics
Marlene Lovanio, math supervisor, Bristol school district, Conn.
Erik Robelen, assistant editor, Education Week