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    Implementing the Reasoning and Proof Standard in Geometry and Algebra classes by exploring a problem inductively before doing a deductive proof. 
    Mathematics Teacher
    Reasoning, Sense Making and Proof
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    Collaborative design of technology-enhanced mathematics lessons with the use of a structured planning guide provides teachers a framework for increasing mathematical thinking and enhancing the teaching and learning.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Technology
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    Student Mathematical Discourse reveals how students represent, think, talk, question, agree, and disagree in the classroom. Strategies for increasing student discourse are developed. 
    Mathematics Teacher
    Communication
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    Mathematical literacy through the lens of a student reveals student misconceptions due to a lack of connections between mathematical content with real-world situations. 
    Mathematics Teacher
    Teaching and Learning Instruction
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    Questioning strategies are developed around students’ use of multiple representations and technology as it relates to algebraic reasoning.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Technology
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    Assessment techniques, including pre- and post-assessments, are evaluated and analyzed for improvement.  A framework  for crafting goals and associated assessments is developed.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Assessment/Testing
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    Reflect on current practice and how algebraic ideas can be represented in multiple ways.  Explore how the multiple representations and be used for vertical connections across grade bands, and connections with different content areas.

    Mathematics Teacher
    Algebra
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    Compare and contrast lessons from two distinct textbooks along with your schools current curriculum using the Curriculum Principle. 
    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
    Curriculum
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    Through solving and analyzing various proportionality problems teachers develop better understanding of the challenges and additional skills for connecting proportionality with other mathematical areas.

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
    Connections
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    Identifying and creating opportunities for students to engage in algebraic thinking. . Teachers learn strategies for mining daily activities for opportunities to generalize and extend what students already know.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Algebra
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    Changing teachers’ verbal reactions to students after they expressing their thinking allow additional student responses to emerge.  The consequences of these changes, including changes in classroom discourse, in student models, as well as teachers’ own vulnerabilities are explored.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Assessment/Testing
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    Role of mental mathematics and how it applies to clear objectives for what students should be able to do mentally. Engage teachers in linking mental mathematics strategies with critical thinking strategies in the classroom.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Number and Operations
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    What the arithmetic mean represents and doesn’t tell us are developed with teachers.  Data set and mean exploration and comparison develops deeper understanding and leads to more meaningful instruction about finding averages.
    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
    Probability, Data Analysis, and Statistics
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    Student responses to an algebraic task bring teachers insight into students’ approach, their interpretation and what knowledge they drew on in answering the question.  Learn how to plan better instruction to develop students’ understanding of mathematical proofs.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Reasoning, Sense Making and Proof
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    Striking a balance between broad questions encouraging questions. Questioning strategies that encourage and reveal student thinking and discourse are developed with teachers.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Communication
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    Verbal interaction between teachers and students is studied. Strategies for identifying and addressing inequitable aspects of one’s own teaching practice are developed with teachers. 

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Equity
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    Incorporate digital cameras in the classroom making connections between digital images, real-world phenomenon and math.  Create a digital image library that connects to math concepts.
    Mathematics Teacher
    Technology
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    A model for using representation engages teachers in translating between multiple representations of a problem, and offers new lenses to examine students’ own work with representations.
    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Representation
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    Teachers examine their own understandings of the metric system and reflect on its use in the United States.  Classroom activities built around the strengths of the system are developed.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Measurement
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    Necessary and sufficient definitions of geometric figures as it applies to squares and rectangles opens up a conversation about students building the quadrilateral “family tree.” Communication and reasoning skills emerge out of geometry definitions.

    Teaching Children Mathematics
    Geometry
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