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Mathematics Content Area

A smiling elementary age little girl sits in her after school care classroom and holds up a math addition flash card.

The mathematics department at Wayne RESA strives to support a culture in which students of all backgrounds and experiences are provided access to equitable mathematics instruction. This includes ensuring that ALL students have opportunities to experience high-quality mathematics instruction, learn rigorous mathematics content and receive support from educators to be successful. If you would like to get in touch, please contact us.

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Professional Development

Wayne County Math Newsletters

Instruction

NCTM has identified eight (PDF) Mathematics Teaching Practices that research indicates are consistent components of every mathematics lesson. Learners should have experiences that enable them to engage with challenging tasks. . . connect new learning with prior knowledge and informal reasoning. . . acquire conceptual as well as procedural knowledge. . . construct knowledge through discourse, activity, and interaction with meaningful problems. . . receive descriptive and timely feedback. . . develop meta-cognitive awareness of themselves as learners, thinkers, and problem solvers” (NCTM, 2014, p. 9).

Based on these principles, Wayne RESA has created a (PDF) Framework for Ambitious Instruction.

Math Tasks that Promote Reasoning Instructional Framework

Assessment

An excellent mathematics program ensures that assessment is an integral part of instruction, provides evidence of proficiency [for teachers and students] of important mathematics content and practices, includes a variety of strategies and data sources [which are instructionally sensitive], and informs feedback to students, instructional decisions, and program improvement.”

(NCTM, 2014, p. 89)

Additional Resources

Contacts

Mari Treece

Director of Educational Services

Dr. Kristi Hanby

Mathematics Consultant

Sohnia Malik

Mathematics Consultant

Cherron Ramsey

Mathematics Consultant

Dawn Shovein

Mathematics Consultant

David Sword

Math Consultant

Stacey Griffith

Administrative Assistant

Janine Owen

Math Consultant