Margaret Smith

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    Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices: Purposeful Questions and Meaningful Discourse

    General Interest Session

    This session will focus on two of the effective teaching practices identified in Principles to Actions: posing purposeful questions and facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse. Video and narrative examples of these practices will be provided and ways to get starting in working on these practices in one's own classroom will be discussed.

    Margaret Smith is a professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education and a Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, both at the University of Pittsburgh. She has edited numerous books or monographs, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, and she has authored or co-authored over 75 books, including 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussion (coauthored with Mary Kay Stein). She was a member of the writing team for Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All and is the chair of an NCTM working group that is creating materials to support implementation of the effective teaching practices in Principles to Actions.

    Location: 2024 (MOSCONE WEST)

    Time and Date: Friday April 15, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Session Number: 270

    Program Book (PDF - 48 MB)