##### How are the ideas in the article similar and different to your experiences in elementary classrooms and how you have conceptualized teaching mathematics in elementary classrooms.

Smith and Stein reflection

Reflecting on the Smith and Stein article and Module 1 Problem Solving Set

Include both parts of this assignment (Smith and Stein and Problem Solving Set) on 1 document.

Be sure to include the questions (from the writing prompts) along with your
responses.

Smith and Stein Article Reflection Prompts

As we study best practices in mathematics this semester, we will learn about tasks that are worth doing. This article primes you for this learning. Later in the semester, you will evaluate lesson plans around a high cognitive demand task as defined in this article.
I think you will find this a very interesting and helpful read.

Do a task sort by solving the problems (figure 1) while thinking about the level of
demand from figure 2 (you don’t need to submit your solutions). This means, look at and
think about the tasks. Look at figure 2 (levels of demand) and determine the level of
demand for each task. Do all of this prior to reading the article.

Prompts:

Describe the four Levels of Cognitive Demand to help you make sense and to internalize them.

Include your thoughts on high cognitive demand tasks and how you think you

How are the ideas in the article similar and different to your experiences in elementary classrooms and how you have conceptualized teaching mathematics in elementary classrooms.

Write a reflection that includes (at least) the bullet points above. (15 points)

Problem Solving Set for Module 1

1. What are your reactions to the Amy Linn video (posted on the agenda page)? How does this video support the learning from chapters 1-3? (3 points)

2. Offer a summary of the two compatible theories described in chapter 2. (3 points)

3. Chapter 2 offers several “Implications for Teaching Mathematics” on pages 26-28. Please name and summarize each one. (3 points)

4. After reading chapter two, how would you describe what it means to “do math”? (2 points)

5. Describe in your own words what is meant by “discourse.” What are some important considerations in effectively implementing classroom discourse? (3 points)

6. What is meant by multiple entry and exit points? Why are they important? (2 points)

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