In my session we spent some time doing a Visible Thinking Routine around 5 mathematical tasks, then did a run through of some quick ways to improve or attempt a mathematical task. Here are links to some of the tasks we looked at, and additional ones I provided as models for participants. Literature NCTM Research … Continue reading My session slides for #pcsceQuip13: Designing Mathematical Tasks

## Toward changing teacher practice and mindsets

This post will serve partially as an answer to Adam's blog post about changing practice and beliefs about math instruction and partially as a way to set some things straight in my own head. The past few years, I have had and continue to have the opportunity to work with teachers moving toward an inquiry-based … Continue reading Toward changing teacher practice and mindsets

## Great moments in cognitive coaching, “Scrubs” edition

Presented without comment, fromÂ Scrubs episode 1:8, "My 15 Minutes". A bit of performance evaluating from Dr. Cox.

## Kicking things off: How do I start the facilitation of a problem?

So you've decided to undertake inquiry-based learning. That's great. I'm really glad you see the inherent value in having students swim through a challenging problem on their own a bit before the teacher jumps in with instruction. I'm also glad you've been creative at creating new mathematical tasks with cool entry videos, perplexing pictures, and … Continue reading Kicking things off: How do I start the facilitation of a problem?