# Side by Side: Year 2 Collaborative Inquiry Balanced Mathematics Instruction

# Presented by

Sumita Paul, Castlebridge P.S.

# Focus for Professional Inquiry:

1.. Communication

2. Accountable Talk

3. Thinking Critically

**Fixed Mindset****:** Individuals in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, and your abilities, intelligence and talents are fixed traits.

**Growth Mindset:** While individuals in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions and can grow overtime.

**Communicating**-communicate mathematical thinking orally, visually and in writing, using everyday language, and developing mathematical vocabulary and a variety of representations

*Student Strengths/Interests*

**My students’ most urgent needs with respect to developing student thinking in Mathematics**

# Baseline conversation

# Focus for Professional Inquiry: (If/Then . . . statement)

If we use accountable talk strategies and embed mathematical vocabulary throughout our teaching to help students make their thinking visible then students will have multiple opportunities to improve their ability to communicate and justify their thinking throughout the process of problem solving.

# Questions that Guided the Inquiry

These questions guided the research direction we took within which to frame our observations, develop our theory of action, and plan our interventions.

# Seven positive norms in Math class

1. Everyone can learn math to the highest level

2. Mistakes are valuable

3. Questions are really important

4. Math is about creativity and making sense

5. Math about connections and communicating

6. Math class is about learning not performing

7. Depth is more important than speed

# My Classroom

# Capturing students' thinking

# Capturing students' thinking

# Working in Ability Pairs

# Helping students to rely more on themselves to determine whether something is mathematically correct…

# Technology in my classroom

# Consolidation

Click here to view this lesson about Muffles Math, multiplying and adding with ten frames Explain Thinking.

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