Presentation Title

Math Literacy 101: Taking a Closer Look

Location

Waldorf

Start

1-16-2018 10:30 AM

End

1-16-2018 11:45 AM

Short Description

Participants will explore the literacy demands posed on students in the mathematics' classroom as well as the skills that students must acquire to be successful with these demands. Additionally, participants will take away literacy strategies that will enhance their teaching and engage students.

Abstract

Mathematics is particularly difficult content to read, presenting demands in higher-level thinking and comprehension skills. Students may be reluctant to read mathematical text because of the complexity of comprehending technical text (Adams, Pegg, & Case, 2015). For students to comprehend the texts found in mathematics’ classrooms, they have to develop reading skills that are specific to math. Math teachers have the task of not only teaching their content but engaging students in reading critically, interpreting text, and supporting and defending claims with evidence. Therefore, building math literacy is vital to student understanding of math concepts. This session will provide teachers with strategies that can be easily implemented in their Live Lessons to not only engage students but help support math literacy. Additionally, teachers will learn the importance of unpacking math standards to identify learning targets that will drive their instructional decisions.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

K-12

Moderator

Ruthmae Sears, USF

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Jan 16th, 10:30 AM Jan 16th, 11:45 AM

Math Literacy 101: Taking a Closer Look

Waldorf

Mathematics is particularly difficult content to read, presenting demands in higher-level thinking and comprehension skills. Students may be reluctant to read mathematical text because of the complexity of comprehending technical text (Adams, Pegg, & Case, 2015). For students to comprehend the texts found in mathematics’ classrooms, they have to develop reading skills that are specific to math. Math teachers have the task of not only teaching their content but engaging students in reading critically, interpreting text, and supporting and defending claims with evidence. Therefore, building math literacy is vital to student understanding of math concepts. This session will provide teachers with strategies that can be easily implemented in their Live Lessons to not only engage students but help support math literacy. Additionally, teachers will learn the importance of unpacking math standards to identify learning targets that will drive their instructional decisions.