# Math: It's All About Understanding

## Check Out How We Do Math in Mr. Nickel's Class

## Growth Mindset=Mathematical Mindset

## Change in Approach to Math

2. Do this with confidence so that you can make sense of it.

3. Approach it with a mathematical mindset. Know that math is a subject with you grow in. Your role is to learn and think about new ideas.

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## Apply Math to Real Life Situations/Problem Solving

- How are math concepts related?
- How is math present in my every day life?
- What goals do I have in math? My steps am I going to take to accomplish those goals?
- Really focus on showing our thinking and demonstrating understanding.

## A Week in 4MA: How Our Schedule Works

**Monday:**Introduce lesson through Zearn or Dreambox. Students work for 30-35 minutes taking notes on the lesson before it is taught. Lesson is introduced along with a problem solving strategy.

**Tuesday: **Whole class lesson for 30 minutes then small group review for students having trouble. Students that understand the skill work together in groups in packet, as well as on tasks.

**Wednesday: **Assess students on the lesson. Students complete Zearn/Dreambox for the second lesson taking notes on the lesson before it is taught. If time, teacher introduces lesson to the class.

**Thursday: **Whole class lesson for 30 minutes then small group review for students having trouble. Students that understand the skill work together in groups in packet, as well as on tasks.

**Friday: **Review Games/Activities/Quick Assessment

**Note: Depending on students' understanding, the weekly schedule will change. Depending on the need some students might also work on their math facts.**

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## Math Practice Standards

## Math Practice Standards

Allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the subject material.

Involve more rigor, using more critical thinking skills.

Focus is on being able to explain how to find the answer instead of just finding the right answer.

Emphasizes depth over breadth.

Apply knowledge to real world situations.

Most of all:

Prepare students for the real world using 21st Century Skills.

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## Key Focuses of Math

## Reflection- Setting personal goals at the start of the year, as well as throughout the year.
- Constantly reflect when solving problems, completing tasks, and taking assessments.
Image from: http://imagefinder.site/pages/q/quotes-about-self-reflection/ | ## Growing- View mistakes as ways that we learn that help our brain grow.
- This includes giving challenging work accompanied by positive messages about mistakes.
Image from: https://www.pinterest.com/tcbflash/growth-mindset/ | ## Curiosity- Allow students to see the beauty of mathematics and how it is in this world. This can include how snowflakes are formed or how dolphins communicate.
- Help make math come alive by asking students to see problems in different ways.
- Look at tasks as puzzles instead of just something that we have to do.
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## Reflection

- Setting personal goals at the start of the year, as well as throughout the year.
- Constantly reflect when solving problems, completing tasks, and taking assessments.

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## Growing

- View mistakes as ways that we learn that help our brain grow.
- This includes giving challenging work accompanied by positive messages about mistakes.

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## Curiosity

- Allow students to see the beauty of mathematics and how it is in this world. This can include how snowflakes are formed or how dolphins communicate.
- Help make math come alive by asking students to see problems in different ways.
- Look at tasks as puzzles instead of just something that we have to do.

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## Some of the Resources We Use

## ZearnStudents will go to www.zearn.org when they receive their login information. This will be part of their homework each night. Image from:http://zearn.org | ## Eureka MathPlease visit the parent's link to sign up for a parent account. Connects math to the real world. Rigorous development process of math skills. Strengthen student’s understanding of a concept. Helps instill persistence in problem solving and reduce the gaps in student understanding. - Developed to meet the state standards in math.
Image from: https://moodle.pleasantonusd.net/mod/page/view.php?id=16251 | ## Classroom Chef Please visit classroomchef.com To initiate math conversation and help develop a math mindset we will use the following activities: Would You Rather? Estimate This. Which One Doesn't Belong? Image from: www.amazon.com |

## Zearn

Students will go to www.zearn.org when they receive their login information.

This will be part of their homework each night.

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## Eureka Math

Please visit the parent's link to sign up for a parent account.

Connects math to the real world.

Rigorous development process of math skills.

Strengthen student’s understanding of a concept.

Helps instill persistence in problem solving and reduce the gaps in student understanding.

- Developed to meet the state standards in math.

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## Classroom Chef

To initiate math conversation and help develop a math mindset we will use the following activities:

Would You Rather?

Estimate This.

Which One Doesn't Belong?

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## Check Out What Eureka Math is All About

## Find Out More About Zearn

## Homework

- Will give the opportunity for reflection and active investigation at home.
- Time will be given in class to complete homework/activities.
- Spend time reflecting on errors or confusions.
- Work towards developing a math mindset. Helping students believe that math is about thinking, sense making, big ideas, and connections-not about memorization(Boaler, 2016).
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