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Unsilence Students' Voices
8:30  10:00 Friday, November 2
Suzanne Alejandre, Philadelphia, PA
Marie Hogan, West Covina, CA
Every classroom has silenced voices. Why? We'll share activities to increase CCSSM practices #1 [make sense of problems and persevere] and #3 [construct arguments and critique] focused on students' accountable math talk. Handouts will be provided.
Powerpoint from session:
download PPT: session120.ppt
download PDF: session120.pdf
 Introductions

 Three Premises
 1. a person learns when they have a voice
 2. every classroom has silenced voices
 3. there are different reasons why a voice is not heard

 Too Many Voices/Too Little Time
 Minimize teacher's talk time  no repetition of students' responses
 Maximize time students are talking
Turn and Talk
 Individual student ownership
 Wooden Legs Videos

 Lack of Fluency in the Language
 mathematics is a language
 establishing need

 Moving from Passive to Active Learners
 expectations, scaffolding, practice

 Additional Resources
 Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]

 Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice? [Ignite! Talk]
 Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction [Ignite! Talk]

 How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom PDF]
 Problem SolvingIt Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [PDF]
 Unsilence Students' Voices [PDF]
 Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs? [PDF]
 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [PDF]

 Free Online Resources at the Math Forum [PDF]

 Opportunity
 DrexelNOW article: NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying CommunityBased Professional Development for Math Teachers
 EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment

