Day 1: March 22, 2016 EAC Evergreen Room 4:30-6:00 or 6:30 PM

Introduction and Chapter 1 Q1: Why do you think 4 out of 10 adults said they hated math in school – twice as many people hated math as any other subject? Q2: How might we shift math instruction to avoid the dreaded “When will I use this in real life?” Q3: What are some differences about how students view math compared to how mathematicians view math according to Boaler? Q4:

4a: How might we shift our efforts to move from “school math” to how mathematicians view math?

4b: what this might look like or what needs to be involved in your math lesson to encourage this shift?

Q5: How might your students respond to the question… “what is math?” Q6: What are some ways that we might address the socially acceptable “I’m bad at math” or “don’t worry, I was bad at math, too”? Q7: How do our math lessons/experiences help students to:

be flexible,

work as a team,

communicate their understanding,

be persistent, be problem-solvers,

be logical thinkers,

analyze evidence and reason with numbers

Day 2 April 12, 2016 Bingham Farms Elementary School 4:30-6:00 or 6:30 Chapter 2 What is Going Wrong in Classrooms

by Jo Boaler

Day 1:March 22, 2016EAC Evergreen Room4:30-6:00 or 6:30 PMIntroduction and Chapter 1

Q1: Why do you think 4 out of 10 adults said they hated math in school – twice as many people hated math as any other subject?

Q2: How might we shift math instruction to avoid the dreaded “When will I use this in real life?”

Q3: What are some differences about how students view math compared to how mathematicians view math according to Boaler?

Q4:

- 4a: How might we shift our efforts to move from “school math” to how mathematicians view math?
- 4b: what this might look like or what needs to be involved in your math lesson to encourage this shift?

Q5: How might your students respond to the question… “what is math?”Q6: What are some ways that we might address the socially acceptable “I’m bad at math” or “don’t worry, I was bad at math, too”?

Q7: How do our math lessons/experiences help students to:

Day 2April 12, 2016Bingham Farms Elementary School4:30-6:00 or 6:30Chapter 2 What is Going Wrong in Classrooms