Do you use word problems to introduce math concepts, not just practice them? Are problem-solving and discourse among the key features of your classroom culture? Do you let students grapple with ideas rather than simply telling them what to do? If you answered, "Yes, Yes, and Yes," then you're using Problem-Based Tasks (PBTs). PBTs are an excellent way to make your math class more engaging, student-centered, and conducive to deeper learning. Join us a collaborative exploration of how to design effective tasks and implement them skillfully, from the introduction to the all-important debrief. Are you already using PBTs with your students? Bring your expertise to share with us! Are you unfamiliar with but interested in learning more about PBTs? Bring your questions! We hope you'll leave with some inspiration, as well as some tasks you can use with your students right away! Applicable Grades K-6.
Presenter: Tom Sellevaag, Capitol Hill Day School
Tom Sellevaag teaches Algebra and Pre-Algebra to 8th graders and serves as the Math Program Coordinator at CHDS. He has also taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grades, and he was the school's Upper Grades Coordinator for 5 years.
Location and Parking: Rose Window Room, 3rd Floor (Parking info to be sent to all registrants)
Registration Deadline Date: 1/24/2017 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS member fee: $25, $50 after 1/24
Nonmember fee:$40, $65 after 1/24