What Does Research Say About Best Practices in Mathematics Education? (And why does math today look so different from when I was in school?)
This presentation addresses the following questions:
- How and when do students learn their "math facts"?
- Why do we invest time in finding multiple ways to solve problems?
- Why are thinking and reasoning essential in today's math class?
The presentation includes information from Winnetka math experts, videos of our students in action, and the voices of respected math professionals from around the country. Research conducted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Stanford University, the National Research Council, and other sources are referenced throughout the presentation.
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- Common Core Math: A Grade-by-Grade View for Parents (by Professor Dev Sinha, University of Oregon Mathematician)(PDF)
- Fluency Without Fear (by Dr. Jo Boaler, Stanford University) (PDF)
- Back to School: The Time to Engage Parents and Families (by Diane J. Briars, NCTM President) (PDF)
- Thinking about Alternative Procedures and Algorithms for Computation (by Ruth Parker, Founder and CEO of Mathematics Education Collaborative and J. Akers-Mitchell) (PDF)
Clips from the following video by Stanford Professor Jo Boaler were shown during the presentation. The video is worth watching in its entirety.
Math Transitions: From Skokie to Washburne
What does the math progression look like for students as they move from Skokie to Washburne and then on to high school?
This presentation will help you learn more about Winnetka Public School’s math program structure as students progress from Skokie, to Washburne, and on to New Trier. Topics that are addressed include the math course offerings at Washburne, the placement process for seventh grade, and the progression from Washburne to high school.
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Click here to read an article from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics titled "Algebra: Not 'If' But 'When'"
Winnetka Parents' Institute Presentation: Mathematics in the Winnetka Public Schools
How is a mathematical concept developed across grade levels? This is the second in a series of WPIs focused on math education. During the session, Winnetka teachers will talk about the progression of learning students go through in their K-8 journey as it relates to algebraic thinking/multiplication. Participants had a chance to engage in math activities that children are experiencing in classrooms and learn how instruction builds as students move through the schools.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Mathematics in the Winnetka Public Schools
Winnetka Parents' Institute Presentation
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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- Common Core Math Apps (PDF)
- Common Core Math Apps (PDF)
- NCTM Article - Seeing Spots (PDF)
- NCTM Article - Your Child's Education (PDF)
- NCTM Family Brochure (PDF)
- Seeing The Future (PDF)
Math Materials Selection
Slide Presentation, May 7, 2013
School Board Meeting
April 25, 2013 Winnetka Parents' Institute
Dr. Nanci Smith Best Practices in Math InstructionSlide Presentation(PDF)