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Leading Learners to Level Up

:
Deepening Understanding of Mathematical Practices

Jennifer Wilson Jill Gough
Black Mountain, NC Trinity School, Atlanta, GA
@jwilson828 @jgough
http://easingthehurrysyndrome.wordpress.com http://jplgough.wordpress.com

http://bit.ly/LeadingLearners2018
Who’s in the room?

● Name

● Building/Location

● Your school year, in one word ...

● One outcome you hope for
Norms
Teacher Clarity
Visible Learning for Mathematics

Teacher clarity involves the instructional
moves a teacher makes that begin with
carefully planning a lesson and making the
learning intentions for that lesson or unit
clear to herself and her students.
EFFECT SIZE FOR
TEACHER CLARITY = 0.75

Hattie, John A. (Allan); Fisher, Douglas B.; Frey, Nancy; Gojak, Linda M.; Moore, Sara Delano; Mellman, William L.. Visible Learning for
Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series) (p. 38). SAGE Publications.
Kindle Edition.
Teacher Clarity
Visible Learning for Mathematics

It extends to consistently evaluating
where students are in the learning
process and describing the success criteria
on which students can assess their own
progress and on which the teacher bases
her evaluation of a student’s progress
with a mathematical idea or concept.
Hattie, John A. (Allan); Fisher, Douglas B.; Frey, Nancy; Gojak, Linda M.; Moore, Sara Delano; Mellman, William L.. Visible Learning for
Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series) (p. 38). SAGE Publications.
Kindle Edition.
bit.ly/ccsssmp
Stuck and Getting Unstuck

“Stuck on Escalator HD.” YouTube, YouTube, 23 June 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv2D8KEbXPk.
SMP 1: I can make sense of problems tasks
and persevere in solving them.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. "#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP." Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome.
WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017. Used with written permission
Fruit Salad Task
Illustrative Mathematics
Fruit Salad Task
A fruit salad consists of blueberries,
raspberries, grapes, and cherries. The fruit
salad has a total of 280 pieces of fruit. There
are twice as many raspberries as blueberries,
three times as many grapes as cherries, and
four times as many cherries as raspberries.
How many cherries are there in the fruit salad?

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1032
Fruit Salad Task
Illustrative Mathematics Fruit Salad Task

A fruit salad consists of
blueberries, raspberries,
grapes, and cherries. The
fruit salad has a total of
280 pieces of fruit. There
are twice as many
raspberries as blueberries,
three times as many
grapes as cherries, and
four times as many
cherries as raspberries.
How many cherries are
there in the fruit salad?

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1032
Fruit Salad Task
Illustrative Mathematics Fruit Salad Task

A fruit salad consists of
blueberries, raspberries,
grapes, and cherries. The
fruit salad has a total of
280 pieces of fruit. There
are twice as many
raspberries as blueberries,
three times as many
grapes as cherries, and
four times as many
cherries as raspberries.
How many cherries are
there in the fruit salad?

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1032
Fruit Salad Task
Illustrative Mathematics Fruit Salad Task

A fruit salad consists of
blueberries, raspberries,
grapes, and cherries. The
fruit salad has a total of
280 pieces of fruit. There
are twice as many
raspberries as blueberries,
three times as many
grapes as cherries, and
four times as many
cherries as raspberries.
How many cherries are
there in the fruit salad?

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1032
Fruit Salad Task
Illustrative Mathematics

@jgough

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1032
Odell Beckham Jr.
NFL Catch of the Year

NFL. “Odell Beckham Jr. Makes Catch of the Year! | NFL.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Jan. 2015,
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxbz3DDQzHU.
Odell Beckham Jr.
Pre-game Practice | NFL
One-handed Catch and Ray Lewis TD Dance
Odell Beckham Jr.

BreedingEntrtainment. “Odell Beckham One Handed Catch Pregame Routine. And Ray Lewis TD Dance
Celebration. Awesome!!!” YouTube, YouTube, 14 Dec. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UigHzEIG_F4.
bit.ly/ccsssmp
Student Expectations
Visible Learning for Mathematics

If students know where they are going and
how they’ll know when they get there,
they are better able to set their own
expectations, self-monitor, and predict or
self-report their own achievement.
EFFECT SIZE FOR
SELF-REPORTED/STUDENT
EXPECTATIONS =1.44

Hattie, John A. (Allan); Fisher, Douglas B.; Frey, Nancy; Gojak, Linda M.; Moore, Sara Delano; Mellman, William L.. Visible Learning for
Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series) (p. 35). SAGE Publications.
Kindle Edition.
SMP 7: I can look for and
make use of structure.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. "#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP." Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome.
WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017. Used with written permission
What do you know about an equilateral triangle?
Task
The three squares
shown are joined at
their vertices to form a
right triangle.
Task

What is the area of the
shaded square?
Task Evaluate 212 - 192
Establish Mathematics Goals
To Focus Learning
Principles to Actions

Wilson, Jennifer, and Jill Gough. “I Can Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning.” Easing the Hurry Syndrome, 27
Mar. 2018, easingthehurrysyndrome.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/i-can-establish-mathematics-goals-to-focus-learning/.
Establish Mathematics Goals
To Focus Learning
Principles to Actions

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “I Can Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning #NCTMP2A #LL2LU.” Experiments in
Learning by Doing, 27 Mar. 2018, jplgough.blog/2018/03/27/i-can-establish-mathematics-goals-to-focus-learning-nctmp2a-ll2lu/.
bit.ly/ccsssmp
Student Expectations
Visible Learning for Mathematics

One caution here is to be sure that “I can”
statements are specific and tied to the
learning intention. General “I can”
statements, while well intentioned, are not
very helpful to the students or the teacher.
EFFECT SIZE FOR
SELF-REPORTED/STUDENT
EXPECTATIONS =1.44

Hattie, John A. (Allan); Fisher, Douglas B.; Frey, Nancy; Gojak, Linda M.; Moore, Sara Delano; Mellman, William L.. Visible Learning for
Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series) (p. 59). SAGE Publications.
Kindle Edition.
SMP 8: I can look for and express
regularity in repeated reasoning.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. "#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP." Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome.
WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017. Used with written permission
What is an Exponent?
Building Concepts

“What is an Exponent?” Expressions & Equations, education.ti.com/en/building-concepts/activities/expressions.
Leading Learners to Level Up:
Deepening Understanding of Mathematical Practices

Jennifer Wilson Jill Gough
Black Mountain, NC Trinity School, Atlanta, GA
@jwilson828 @jgough
http://easingthehurrysyndrome.wordpress.com http://jplgough.wordpress.com

http://bit.ly/LeadingLearners2018