As Pennsylvania has adopted the Common Core standards, we've all wondered, ʺwhat's going to change?ʺ Now that both assessment consortiums have released their sample items, we know that students are being asked to do an unprecedented amount of problem solving, working with technology, and communicating their thinking. We'll work with sample items from PARCC and Smarter Balanced, as well as demonstrate online resources for supporting students to solve problems using technology, and communicate their thinking about those problems.

list ways we could begin to mathematize the question – strategies or tools we might use

break into expert groups based on the different possible approaches

wwwwwwset up and explore the problem

model using iPads to capture the conversations

distributed summary – groups share out what their approach has helped them see and do

Comparing Approaches

Jigsaw into new small groups with 2 people from each strategy group.

wwwwwwEach pair shares their approach with the others in the group. wwwwwwWhen you aren't sharing, your job is to listen for wwwwwwWhat is the same in our approach? wwwwwwWhat's different? wwwwwwIs there anything that could be the same/different but I'm not really sure about?

In small groups, discuss what is the same in the approaches.

wwwwwwWhat's different? wwwwwwWhat are we not sure about or looks like it could be the same/different but really isn't?

Whole Group Discussion

As a whole group talk about

wwwwwwWhat we learned about the problem wwwwwwWhat we learned about the different approaches from the jigsaw work

Think with our teacher hats about

wwwwwwWhat we modeled about problem solving and communication

Introducing tPoWs / Financial PoWs

Use login instruction sheets

Explore – notice/wonder

Group discussion

Solving a tPoW/Financial PoW

In different small groups, work on a tPoW

The goal is for each group to submit their thinking so far, online

Use questions from the Answer Check for groups who get stuck

Mentoring tPoWs/Financial PoWs

As a whole group, we'll go in as teachers and view “our students’ work.” We will notice and wonder about one or two of the submissions.

Model crafting an "I notice... I wonder..." feedback response.

Reflect on the use of written, online feedback in preparing students for the communication component of the Common Core practices.

## Practicing the Practices: Using Technology to Transition to the Common Core

Max Ray, The Math Forum @ DrexelSuzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel

## Session Description

As Pennsylvania has adopted the Common Core standards, we've all wondered, ʺwhat's going to change?ʺ Now that both assessment consortiums have released their sample items, we know that students are being asked to do an unprecedented amount of problem solving, working with technology, and communicating their thinking. We'll work with sample items from PARCC and Smarter Balanced, as well as demonstrate online resources for supporting students to solve problems using technology, and communicate their thinking about those problems.## Agenda

## Let’s Get Started (Introductions)

- Smarter Balanced sample items:

wwwwww http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htm- PARCC sample items:

wwwwww http://www.parcconline.org/samples/mathematics/high-school-mathematicswwwwww http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/parcc/PARCCPrototype_main.html

## Let’s Do Math

- focus on our noticings and wonderings
- list ways we could begin to
- break into

wwwwwwset up and explore the problemmathematizethe question – strategies or tools we might useexpert groupsbased on the different possible approaches## Comparing Approaches

wwwwwwEach pair shares their approach with the others in the group.Jigsawinto new small groups with 2 people from each strategy group.wwwwwwWhen you aren't sharing, your job is to listen for

wwwwwwWhat is the same in our approach?

wwwwwwWhat's different?

wwwwwwIs there anything that could be the same/different but I'm not really sure about?

- In small groups, discuss what is the same in the approaches.

wwwwwwWhat's different?wwwwwwWhat are we not sure about or looks like it could be the same/different but really isn't?

## Whole Group Discussion

- As a whole group talk about

wwwwwwWhat we learned about the problemwwwwwwWhat we learned about the different approaches from the jigsaw work

- Think with our teacher hats about

wwwwwwWhat we modeled about problem solving and communication## Introducing tPoWs / Financial PoWs

## Solving a tPoW/Financial PoW

## Mentoring tPoWs/Financial PoWs

## Workshop Evaluation

ResourcesMath ToolstPoWsFinancial PoWsCommunityResources (added after our workshop)Orientation: Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)How to set up students' logins -refers to PoWs but it's the same process for tPoWs or Financial PoWsIntro Videos-refers to PoWs but it's the same process for tPoWs or Financial PoWsSamples of the Problems of the WeekArticles