This workshop uses grade-level-appropriate content, classroom strategies, and technology to examine development of accumulation concepts for grades 6–12. In teams, you will use a guided-exploration approach to develop problems, instructional activities, assessment items, and cross-grade lessons for classroom use. You will also learn embedded diagnostic and formative assessment strategies that allow you to monitor and foster mathematical thinking, and can also be used to develop students’ communication skills. Specific topics include the concept of area; accumulating distance when speed is constant, changes, or is a function; velocity distinct from speed; and the big picture of accumulation.
Length: 1 day
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify and develop students’ conceptual knowledge, processes, and skills, as well as attributes that will prepare them for AP Calculus and other challenging courses.
- Use embedded assessment as a teaching strategy to raise students to higher levels of achievement and understanding.
- Emphasize the value of multiple representations as a pedagogical process for helping students learn mathematics.
- Implement a guided exploration–based pedagogical approach that emphasizes student thinking and student communication.