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Wednesday March 28th, 2018 8:30AM — 3:00PM
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Mathematical Literacy: Developing Students’ Writing Skills in Mathematics

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Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (5 hours)

Registration Contact: Sonya Barksdale, sbarksdale@pattan.net, 717-901-2268

Content Contact: Dennis Cullen, dcullen@pattan.net, 800-441-3215 ext. 7232

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This session will engage participants in developing students’ abilities to explain in writing their thinking processes when solving mathematical problems. The session will focus on building vocabulary skills to develop precise language in open ended responses to mathematical questions. In addition, participants will deepen their knowledge of the complex skill of writing and how to support students in the writing process in mathematics.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe the skills required to engage in the act of writing
  2. Identify the techniques used to teach mathematical vocabulary
  3. List three ways to break words into meaningful chunks (morphemes) to increase student understanding
  4. Connect the standards of mathematical practice to writing in math

Target Audience

K-12 Special Educators, K-12 Regular Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.



Topics Covered: Math

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Presenters

  • PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Accessibility

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Sonya Barksdale, at 717-901-2268, or sbarksdale@pattan.net.