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California Mathematics Council - Northern Section (CMC-North)
Finding Common Ground with California Common Core Standards
November 30 - December 2, 2012

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My Students Can Notice/Wonder, Now What?

Marie Hogan and Suzanne Alejandre
Saturday, December 1, 2012
9:30 - 10:30
Session 235
Description: The Notice/Wonder strategy helps all students engage comfortably so that they are able to communicate their mathematical reasoning. It helps students who would race to finish the problem, slow down, while it helps students who would give up immediately have something that hooks them in. Once students are comfortable with that strategy, there are many more to introduce. Participants will leave with resources that keep students motivated, engaged, and communicating at higher levels of thinking.

Unsilence Students' Voices

Suzanne Alejandre and Marie Hogan
Saturday, December 1, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
Session 335
Description: Picture a classroom. The teacher presents a problem and initiates a discussion. Some students look attentive but are quiet. A few students have hands raised, posed to talk. And at least one or two students seem disengaged. Every classroom has silenced voices. Why? We'll share activities to increase CCCSS practices, in particular, #1 [making sense of problems and persevering] and #3 [constructing viable arguments and critiquing] focused on students' accountable math talk. Handouts will be provided.

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