# Past Recordings

#### Reasoning Talks: Creating Number Talk Reasoning Structures for Grades 6–8

Presented by: Cory Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Marci Reddish,

Webinar description: Reasoning talks are similar to number talks as they help students reason about mathematics and develop conceptual understanding but are structurally different. This session shares strategies on how to implement reasoning talks by diving deeper into the process and planning. Come ready to learn, collaborate, and practice your own reasoning talk.

#### Quadratic Quandary: Where and How Do Quadratic Functions and Equations Fit?

Presented by: W. Gary Martin,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

Webinar description: Historically, the study of quadratics directly followed the study of linear equations and functions. However, newer recommendations emphasize the study of exponential functions following linear functions. Exactly how do quadratics fit in? Mathematical, contextual, historical, and learning lenses will be used to better untangle this quandary.

#### Building Students' Mathematical Competence

Presented by: Dan Battey,

Webinar description: A number of classroom norms limit students' sense of mathematical competence including focusing on answers, individualism, and competition. The session will support teachers in identifying ways to build students' mathematical competence, particularly with underserved students.

#### A Routine for Reasoning to Ensure ALL Students are Modeling with Mathematics

Presented by: Amy Lucenta, Grace Kelemanik,

Webinar description: Modeling with mathematics is essential for ALL students and often difficult - it takes repeated and explicit development in inclusive ways. Participants will learn an instructional routine that builds students' capacity to make sense of models and to develop questions to ask themselves when modeling, all the while including designs for interaction.

#### What's the Point of Points? Rethinking the Assessment of Student Mathematics Work

Presented by: Douglas Guyette,

Webinar description: Explore how student work can be evaluated holistically without awarding 'points'. The goal is to help students transition from answer-getting toward better communication and problem-solving. Problems with the traditional approach to grading math will be discussed, and an alternative, student-centered evaluation process will be introduced.

#### Celebrating 100 Years with Big Beautiful Problems

Presented by: Alicia Burdess, Jessie Shirley,

Webinar description: Big Beautiful Problems can be life-changing for teachers and students alike as they show how math becomes alive and is connected to our world. See how much fun math can be as we get caught up in the challenge, excitement, and flow of learning. Deepen your skills, confidence, and joy as we experience and explore some of our favorite problems.

#### Who's Hiding? Empathizing and Expanding Opportunities for All

Presented by: Matthew Rosenberg, Chris Nho,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

Webinar description:Join us for a non-traditional math experience designed to open our eyes to the feelings and anxieties of our students. Hear the voices of Chicago Public Schools high school students, captured through a city-wide listening project. As a group, we will discuss and reflect on what resonates with us and what we can gain from their experiences.

#### 5 Practices + 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices = A Winning Combination! (PK–Grade 2)

Presented by: Latrenda Knighten,

Webinar description: To support the mathematics learning of all students, effective teachers establish an environment where students regularly engage in productive mathematics discourse. Attend this workshop to learn strategies to facilitate productive discourse and promote problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills in a student-centered classroom.

#### Origami and Mathematics

Presented by: Joy Hsiao,