Math Exchanges

Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings

Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathematicians, and 3) designed for meaningful, guided reflection.

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Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathema...read more

About the Author(s)

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind is a math coach at Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences right outside of Washington, D.C. "I am someone who likes a lot of change in my teaching life," admits Kassia. The road to Bailey's took her to central Virginia where she taught English for Migrant Education in migrant camps.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Creating Space for Math Workshop

Chapter 2: Math Exchanges: From Students to Mathematicians
Chapter 3: Planning with Purpose
Chapter 4: Understanding Problem Types and Children’s Strategies
Chapter 5: Problem-Solving Math Exchanges
Chapter 6: Kindergarten Mathematicians
Chapter 7: Building Number Sense Through an Understanding of Ten
Chapter 8: Reflection and Self-Monitoring
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 216 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: WEB-0826
ISBN: 978-157110-826-5

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