- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 116895
- First Name Stephanie
- Last Name Sheehan
- Institution College of Staten Island
- Role/Position Teacher
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Resources for Teachers
- Session Length 30 minutes
1. Teachers will learn about the routine “Contemplate, then Calculate”, and learn how to implement the routine in their classroom. 2. Teachers will learn about the routine “Decide and Defend”, and learn how to implement the routine in their classroom.
These routines come from the book, “Routines for Reasoning” by Grace Kelemanik, Amy Lucenta, Susan Janssen Creighton.
During this workshop, participants will learn what instructional routines are, and how they offer repeatable designs for learning that support both students, and teachers. During this workshop, the participants will learn about two routines in reasoning: Contemplate then Calculate, and Decide and Defend. Contemplate then Calculate is an instructional routine that provides students and teachers an opportunity to shift instructional focus from calculation, to necessary structural interpretations of mathematics. This routine fosters structural thinking, math practice 7. Decide and Defend is an instructional routine that provides students an opportunity to make sense of another students’ reasoning, decide if they agree or disagree with that reasoning, and construct an argument defending their decision. The routine fosters mathematical practice 3, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Participants will engage in the practices as if they were students, and explore how to implement them in their classrooms.