Past Recordings

Resiliency, Creativity, and Adaptations: Telling our Stories

Presented by: Robert Q. Berry III,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

The current context has demonstrated the importance of building resilience in a rapidly changing landscape. While many of us face challenges, such as adapting the ways we teach, adapting work responsibilities with family, and adapting approaches to engage in self-care and connecting to others. We are incredibly resilient, and the current context reminds us that we are preparing learners for an unpredictable world requiring informed decision making, creative problem solving, and adaptability. This session continues the conversation on resiliency, creativity, and adaptation.

Teaching Practices that Support Student Understanding and Learning of Mathematics (Opening Session)(Taking Action)

Presented by: Margaret (Peg) Smith,

Taking Action: Bringing the Effective Teaching Practices to Life in your Classroom Webinar Series

In the nearly three decades since the release of the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM, 1991), much has been learned about the teaching practices that support students’ understanding and learning of mathematics. In Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM, 2014), this accumulated knowledge and empirical evidence has been codified into a core set of eight effective mathematics teaching practices that represent essential teaching skills necessary to promote learning mathematics with understanding. In this session, participants will learn about the practices and how they can support student learning.

Focus on Elementary School: Connecting Representations and Posing Purposeful Questions (Taking Action)

Presented by: DeAnn Huinker, Paige Richards,

Taking Action: Bringing the Effective Teaching Practices to Life in your Classroom Webinar Series

In this session, we use artifacts from elementary school classrooms to examine children’s mathematical thinking and dive into two of the teaching practices—mathematical representations and purposeful questions. First, we will examine what it means to develop representational competence by supporting connections among visual, physical, contextual, verbal, and symbolic representations. Second, we will examine each question as a key strategic tool to not only probe and assess children’s mathematical understanding but to surface mathematical ideas and make them visible for discussion. We will also consider implications for both in-person and virtual learning environments. Placing greater focus on representations and purposeful questions in elementary classrooms are core teaching practices for empowering children as mathematical doers, knowers, and sense-makers.

Using Children's Literature to Make Real-World Mathematics Connections (Open to All)

Presented by: Trena Wilkerson, Latrenda Knighten,

In this interactive session, we will share strategies and activities to incorporate children’s literature in mathematics. Incorporating children’s literature in the mathematics classroom provides students with an opportunity to connect mathematical concepts to the real world and engage in problem-posing tasks that relate to real-life situations and help students make sense of their world. This session will feature award-winning literature from the Mathical series. The purpose of the Mathical Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, is to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world of children.

The programs of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics present a variety of viewpoints. The content and views expressed or implied in these presentations should not be interpreted as official positions of the Council. References to particular commercial products by a speaker are not an NCTM endorsement of said product(s) and should not be construed as such. Any use of e-mail addresses beyond personal correspondence is not authorized by NCTM.