This 3-workshop series is designed to serve as your learning community’s introduction to the OUR K-5 Math or Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Math curriculums. Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the curriculum from a student perspective. They will use this experience to explore how the OUR and IM K-5 Math curriculums are designed for a problem-based approach to math instruction, and reflect on the implications this approach has on their current teaching practices. The group will work together to develop comfort with the design and structure of curricular resources, and confidence around planning effectively. This Launch prioritizes an understanding of the goals of the curriculum, and how it can support all learners to develop conceptual understanding and procedural fluency over time. Participants will:
This workshop is part of a series. Explore the other workshop sessions below:
This workshop is designed for educators who are in the process of transitioning to this K-5 Math Curriculum. It would also be worthwhile for educators in their first year of implementation who have not yet had a structured opportunity to explore the basics of the curriculum design.
I use the curriculum resources and structures to teach math with a problem-based approach.
Define the “problem-based” approach to math instruction and how it can support student learning, ownership, and confidence
Learn how and see an example of the way lessons are structured to build towards a lesson goal.
Trace the learning progression of a lesson by reading the activity and lesson narratives