Today we thought about what it means to "READ" in mathematics.
We looked at some great mathematical tasks from https://access.openupresources.org/curricula/, first exploring them as students. As we worked through the tasks we thought about the math literacy practices we were using, including interpreting common representations and notation, maintaining equivalence, and leveraging form.
The group also discussed some specific teaching practices we might use to support our students as they engage in math literacy practices, including: making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world), unpacking vocabulary, modeling, providing sufficient time, and providing sufficient “space,” i.e. an open problem.
We are blessed to have such an amazing group of reflective practitioners!
Looking forward to more great conversations and learning tomorrow!