Watch this child use the distributive property and a halving strategy to multiply 6 times 12.
Calling all K-12 teachers of mathematics! Come collaborate with us while learning mathematics and how to teach it more effectively. The San Diego Mathematics Project (SDMP) is one of 22 sites of the California Mathematics Project. We sponsor events and workshops to meet local needs, and we partner with other mathematics professional development projects, the County Office of Education, and school districts to improve mathematics achievement in San Diego County.
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Watch this 2nd grader use her knowledge of fractions to add 1/2 + 3/4, despite never having been taught a procedure for adding fractions.
- Great Mathematics Education Opportunities Provided by the San Diego Math Project
- Great Mathematics Education Resources External to the San Diego Math Project
CGI Professional Development Collaborative
Did You Miss a Session? It’s Not too Late to Learn!
Hosts: Alison Williams and Sanjana Bryant
Date: Dec 14
For Grades 2-8
- Alison Williams is a Resource Teacher (Instructional Coach) in the Chula Vista Elementary School District and teaches Elementary Math Methods at SDSU. She is passionate about finding ways to create productive disposition in students and to help all learners (both children and adults) find their love for math.
- Sanjana Bryant is an International Baccalaureate Coordinator and Teacher on Special Assignment within the Encinitas Union School District. She has experience teaching diverse communities in San Diego and Oakland, and enjoys finding opportunities for students and teachers to find cross-curricular connections that spark curiosity, conversation, and collaboration.
Up Your Distance Learning Game
Hosts: Esmeralda Orozco and Cara Hetrick
Date: Nov 30
For Grades 5-12 Teachers
If you want to up your distance learning game and learn about two online tools that
can help you do so, the webinar "Up Your Distance Learning Game" is for you! We will
walk you through all of the ins and outs of Desmos and Edpuzzle and talk about how
to use them both virtually and as an additional element to your live classroom teaching.
Let us help you transform your classroom for greater participation and extended learning.
- Esmeralda Orozco is a Math teacher at Bonita Vista High School in the Sweetwater Union High School District. She has been learning how to be the best teacher she could be for 21 years and recently completed a five-year Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship with SDSU. You can call her Essie.
- Cara Hetrick is a Math teacher at Coronado Middle School. She has recently completed a five-year Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship and is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at SDSU.
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Young Children's Mathematics: From Counting to Problem Solving
Sessions for PreK, TK, & K Teachers
Wed, Apr 22 and Tues, Apr 28
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Free Sessions, RSVP to receive the Zoom Link
- Day 1, Apr 22; 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Learning to Count
- Day 2: Apr 28; 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Bringing Together Counting and Problem Solving
Young children bring rich informal understandings and curiosity that we can leverage
to support their mathematical development. Together we will deepen our understanding
of what to look and listen for as young children engage in math, and explore ways
to build from what comes naturally.
Counting Session Leader Nick Johnson is a Co-author of Young Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction in Early Childhood Education. He is also an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Dr. Johnson is interested in how understanding the development of children’s ideas can open opportunities to recognize children’s strengths and broaden what counts as knowing and doing mathematics.
Using Desmos Activity Builder to Incorporate Mathematical Language Routines in Your Remote Learning
- View a recording of this session
- Materials Used in This Session (Google folder)
- Desmos Activity Student View
- Desmos Activity Teacher Copy & Edit Access
Using Online Math Videos that Feature Student Dialogue
Host: Joanne Lobato
Date: May 12
We explore videos that feature pairs of students in unscripted dialogue working together to solve challenging math problems. Our project team has developed about 80 short videos available at www.mathtalk.org for two math units: Parabolas (Grades 9-11) and Proportional Reasoning (Grades 5-7). You’ll learn about features of the videos, as well as the student and teacher resources available for using the two multi-week video units. This session also includes an overview of the project, which we call Project MathTalk and which is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Teaching and Learning Critical Science with Multilingual Student
Host: Melissa Navarro
Date: October 27
In this session, I will begin by introducing the topic of critical science. I will then provide examples of what K-8 critical science classrooms may look like in dual language learning environments, which may be applicable in monolingual learning environments. Given Western and traditional concepts of “science,” the shared examples will focus on a bilingual teacher's lessons and how they decolonize content and pedagogies while centering traditionally underserved students to interrupt the perpetuation of oppressive systems within the institution of schooling. Opportunities for self-reflection will be provided throughout the session.
Opportunities and More Information
Now Offering Math Teachers’ Circles for ALL Grade-Level Teachers!
Math Teachers’ Circles thrive on educators and math professionals making new connections. The spirit of a math circle is for teachers to grapple together in small groups to learn some mathematics and to have opportunities to experience the joy of problem solving.
Elementary School Math Teachers’ Circles
2/22/20, Comparing and Combining Quantities
Secondary School Math Teachers’ Circles
San Diego Math Teachers’ Circle (SDMTC)
Talks to Support Your Vision for Equitable Mathematics Teaching Practices
Equity in Education ICUCARE, Making Equity a Reality in Your Math Classroom, by Dr. Pamela Seda (Summer 2020)
Abstract. Implementing instructional strategies without attending to the inequities that have resulted from decades of ignorance, socio-economic discrimination and racist structures will not improve academic outcomes for marginalized students. Without an intentional and deliberate focus on equity and access, even well-meaning teachers will perpetuate inequitable practices that have resulted in the current achievement gaps in mathematics.
Confronting & Dismantling Threats to Our Struggle for Justice in Classrooms by Deborah Ball
Deborah Loewenberg Ball's summer 2019 keynote at the Standards Institute addresses how we continue to reproduce practices and patterns of marginalization in K-12 mathematics instruction.
Noyce Summit 2020 Keynote — How to Center Equity to Humanize the Process of Coming Back Together: Focusing on
Joy and Justice in STEM Education in Perilous Times, by David E. Kirkland, New York University
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Ideas for Enacting Mathematically Rich Tasks
Facilitating Rich Math Tasks Remotely
From Graham Fletcher: I recently teamed up with Stenhouse Publishers to present a webinar that explains what I love most about 3-act tasks and how I am able to capture those things when learning moves into a virtual space. The 60-minute webinar is called Facilitating Rich Math Tasks Remotely and it will show you how we can adapt our craft so students can still engage in meaningful mathematics at home.
Thanks to Stenhouse Publishing and Graham Fletcher for this webinar! Also, see Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition and Subtraction. Click on the link for 3-Act Tasks for grades K-5.
Math Teachers' Circles
mathcommunities.org: Check out the national Math Teacher Circle network for opportunities to engage in math teacher circles.
The mission of the San Diego Math Teachers’ Circle is to create a “foundation for a culture of problem solving among middle school math teachers in the U.S.”
Organizations for Teachers of Mathematics
Greater San Diego Mathematics Council The GSDMC promotes students' appreciation and competency with mathematics, and supports educators in illuminating this vision for students. GSDMC hosts local conferences every year.
California Mathematics Council (CMC). Hosts two conferences every year (CMC-South in Palm Springs, and CMC-North in Asilomar). CMC believes that all students have the capacity to become mathematically competent and confident when provided a rigorous and challenging mathematical program supported by high expectations.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Hosts national and regional conferences. NCTM advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.
Benjamin Banneker Association is dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.
The mission of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL is to advocate for equity and high quality mathematics education for all students— in particular, Latina/o students.
CSET Prep Courses offered through the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI). See the MSTI website for details: https://education.sdsu.edu/stemed/msti
See more great programs offered through the San Diego County Office of Education at www.sdcoe.net/math