Lisa Anne Lothspeich
Mathematics Teaching Practices + Technology= Profound Mathematics Learning
The Mathematics Teaching Practices, partnered with strategic utilization of technology, will result in increased student learning in mathematics. Students will maintain individual digital data notebooks outlining learning targets, established goals, performance, and reflection. They will collaborate and engage in meaningful mathematical tasks through an automated learning platform. They will construct mathematical arguments and share them with peers for critique and discussion. Students will utilize various interactive programs that provide virtual manipulatives to develop and communicate mathematical reasoning. The teacher will differentiate instruction through the automated platform, and provide constructive and affirming feedback. Technology will be utilized by the teacher to gather formative data instantaneously, resulting in instructional adjustments. Formative assessments will include various online formats utilizing techniques from research based mathematical formative assessment resources. Technology will be used to analyze and reflect on automated, common summative assessments. Automated portfolios will be utilized to inform parents and guide teacher/student conferences.