Observing Math Exemplars in the Classroom
The Classroom Modeling session demonstrates the problem-solving, assessment and communication process across all levels.
This professional opportunity was developed in response to numerous requests for Exemplars trainers to exercise Exemplars tasks in participants' classrooms.
- A working portfolio lesson that addresses the request of the classroom teacher(s). The lesson may focus on a particular content area, strategy, mathematical language or multistep problem.
- Questioning students about their thinking in order to generate connections and to communicate student reasoning both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrating differentiated instruction
- Guiding students toward self-assessment
- Building student confidence and interest in problem solving and communication
- Utilizing Exemplars problems for introducing content representations, mathematical language, and connections and to encourage mathematical discussion
I have to admit that this workshop was PHENOMENAL... I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this workshop with my fellow Atlanta Public Schools colleagues. Not only was it insightful and informative, but the presentation of the material covered was creatively done. She [the instructor] allowed us to make many of the activities she discussed. It seems as if both facilitators believe in the educational proverb: 'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I understand.
I have really enjoyed using Exemplars. Teaching students how to become better problem solvers has been easier and the students have a more concrete format in which to follow. The rubric is very user friendly. It has really allowed my high-achievers to reach a new level. Problem solving is usually a weakness for them, because they only want to get the right answer... this has opened their eyes to a new way to express themselves mathematically.