Incredible Math Tasks!—Activating the Mathematics Teaching Practices

Bill Barnes

Looking forward to learning from and working with you at this session.  If you like to DO MATH, think critically about your professional practice, learn from your peers, and share hundreds of resources to use in your classrooms, then this si the session for you.  Let me know what you hope to gain from the session by tweeting me at @billjbarnes.

Click here to access the session PPT: barnes-session-106-incredible-tasks-developing-the-practices

Questions to Ponder Prior to the Session

  • How would you describe the quality of the mathematical tasks you assign to students?
  • Are all members of your teaching team using the same criteria for task design and scoring criteria?
  • How do you ensure that the level of intended rigor is maintained throughout the implementation of the task?

Session Handouts Coming Soon

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Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes serves as the Director of Secondary and PreK-12 Curricular Programs for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. He is also director of Eastern Region 2 for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Bill is passionate about ensuring equity and opportunity in education for students, families, and staff. His experiences drive his advocacy efforts as he works to ensure opportunity and access to underserved and underperforming populations. A past president of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Bill is the recipient of the 2003 Maryland Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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