10:00am – 11:00 am

3/16/10

Math Literacy Strategies

presented by Meghan Sharp and Melaine Rickard

for entire presentation go to http://camelmath.tum.abss.k12.nc.us

Notes by @jjbsyman

As you walked into the session the presenters had a cartoon on the screen captioned “Math Majors Exchanging High Pi’s”(THEY HAD THE SYMBOL).

Around the room where 6 poster papers with questions derived from Bloom’s Taxonomy and we would answer them.

The math EOG is just another reading EOG!

1) Anticipation Guide

– helps students predict and understand text

– activates prior knowledge

– personal connection to text

How to create?

– write questions that relate to “big ideas”

– explain task

– before and after reading answers

– give kids time to talk about answers, explaining reasoning

ex. Dilation have “real world” applications

a Dilation is only an enlargement

If the scale factor of a dilation is between 0 and 1 it is a reduction

A negative scale factor would reflect or rotate a figure as well as a change

Similarities to LA

– activate prior knowledge

– practice thinking and writing

– big ideas

Difference to LA

– may have right or wrong answer

– typically not used with a reading, just terminology

2)SWBS – somebody – who

wanted – what did who want

but – what happen

so – what did who do

– math is WBS

what – list all facts from word problem

but – write what the question is asking in your own words

so – solve the problem and show your work

summary – write how you solved the problem and its answer using WBS

3)World wall activities

Fortune Tellers – folding paper into handheld vocab and answers

– purpose – intro, review, practice

– show, play, make

Word puzzles- squares- using terms, definitions and examples to match up all four sides to complete puzzle

word scramble – have students cut up a predetermined list of letters, then ask questions distributing the letters in and out to make vocabulary words. Helps to post a vocab list with spelling

4)Comprehension pyramid – summarizing, comprehension, example

In LA – start with one fact – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – etc so there words look like pyramid

In MATH – each math concept has different format

– define what levels should be addressed

8

+ /

2x = 16

inverse operations to solve

2x – 4 = 12

other examples – describing a number

– graphs (histogram)

some good math reading resources

Numberland by George Weinberg

Mathcurse by John Scieszka & Lane Smith

The King’s Chessboard by David Birch

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno

Twizzlers Percentages Book by Jerry Pallotta

Count to a Million by Jerry Pallotta

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate by Jerry Pallotta

The Best of Times by Greg Tang

Math for all Seasons by Greg Tang

G is for Google by David Schwartz

Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside school by Louis Sachar

A Gebra Named Al by Wendy Isdell

Kiss my Math by Danica McKellar

Math Doesnt Suck by Danica McKellar

Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman

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