Smith and Stein’s 5 Practices model gives teachers a clear framework for using students’ own thinking to help a group make meaning of a mathematical concept. It “gives students opportunities to experience mathematics as more than the application of procedures” and to see themselves as capable mathematicians at the same time.
This 2-hour virtual workshop will model how teachers can use the free Desmos Snapshots tool to organize a 5 Practices-style class discussion in a virtual setting.
This workshop is designed for teachers working with secondary math students (6th – 12th grades). While it does not provide a full introduction to Desmos or to the 5 Practices, it is accessible for educators with varying degrees of familiarity with either.
I use the Desmos Snapshots Tool to organize inclusive and productive math class discussions.