This resource offers math activities, planning activities, and a facilitator’s guide for developing mathematics leaders’ coaching practice and knowledge of math teaching and learning.

Observing, Studying, Analyzing, Planning: Preparing to Coach

Observing, Studying, Analyzing, Planning: Preparing to Coach

Observing, studying, analyzing, planning: Preparing to coach

Chapter Elements

  • Case: Moving Between Models
  • Math Activity: Models, Fractions, and Percents
  • Focus Questions Activity

Case Description

The Moving Between Models case offers an example of a reflective practitioner who studies the curriculum, the central mathematical idea in the classroom, the students' work as they engage in a new concept, and the implications for her coaching. Lila, the author, wrote the case midway into her second year as an elementary school coach. Specifically, she raises questions, both mathematical and pedagogical, about the relationship between fractions and percents and the issues that influence children's reasoning as they begin to work with ways to represent rational numbers.

The coach uses her case writing to help her ...

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