Each lesson in the OUR 6-8/IM 6-12 Math curriculum includes a “cool-down,” a brief formative assessment that gives both students and teachers the opportunity to see what is and isn’t making sense to students at the moment. In this problem-based curriculum, students build their understanding of a concept over the course of several lessons, so teachers need to consider the evidence from each lesson’s cool-downs within a larger context. The curriculum authors have provided guidance on whether or not teachers should “press pause” if cool-downs from a given lesson reveal that students have not yet mastered a concept or skill.
This workshop is designed for teachers using the OUR 6-8/IM 6-12 Math Curriculum. Other educators who support these teachers may benefit from the the session as well.
I leverage the curriculum’s problem-based structures to plan meaningful learning experiences for my students.