This workshop presents a rationale and structure for purposeful planning for instruction in mathematics. This workshop is the prequel for our Workshop Model for Effective Mathematics Instruction and Implementing the Workshop Model for Effective Mathematics Instruction teacher workshops. Participants will review and discuss examples of numeracy and how to create a numeracy rich environment. Examples of anchor charts, illustrated word walls, interactive notebooks, real-life math and daily warm-ups will be discussed and modeled. A deep discussion on purposeful planning for whole group instruction will take place focusing on timing, teacher modeling, maximizing student concentration, effective questioning techniques, monitoring, checking for understanding and closure. Discussion of the need for purposeful planning will extend into small group instruction focusing on lesson objectives, differentiation, monitoring and creating a measurable check for understanding. The workshop will conclude with examples of implementing math centers during the small group instruction phase of the math class. Templates for real-life math problems and a sample math center will be provided.
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