Park City Mathematics Institute
Secondary School Teacher Program
Summer 2009
Three Rooms: Reflecting on Practice

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Day 6
The Role of Questions in Japanese Teaching
Blake E. Peterson from Brigham Young University presented to the participants.
Day 7, Part 1
Sharing Discoveries
Participants share discoveries based on the work during the Reflecting on Teaching course.
Day 7, Part 2
Giving Feedback
Participants give feedback on the focus questions for "Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!"
Day 7, Part 3
Collecting Data
Teachers collect data from US math class in TIMSS video. They sorted questions as procedural, making connections, or neither.
Day 8
Viewing Videos
Participants look at two different videos of classroom instruction in US and look at the impact of pushing/probing questions on student learning.
Day 9
Self Inventory / Big Ideas
Participants engage in self inventory of their own questioning in the classroom.
Participants develop a list of Big Ideas about linear systems in order to develop teacher questions around linear systems.
Day 10
Developing Questions
Participants work in groups to develop pushing and probing questions about systems of equations.

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