The Case of Mr. Donnelly and the Candy Jar Task

  • Description: During this session you will - 

    • discuss NCTM's publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All,
    • read and analyze a short case of a teacher (Mr. Donnelly) who is attempting to support his students' learning,
    • discuss the eight mathematics teaching practices and relate them to the case, and
    • consider ways to get started in making these practices central to your instruction.

    Grade Band: Middle Grades

    Effective Teaching Practices:  This session addresses all eight effective teaching practices

    Guiding Principle: Teaching and Learning 

    Supporting Documents:


    Candy Jar Task

    Narrative Case - English

    Narrative Case - Spanish

    Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

    Lesson Plan - Candy Jar

    Additional Explorations:

    Article - Fluency and Understanding

    Sandra Pascal - Candy Jar Task