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.

Reaching a New Teacher: Math as the Conduit

Reaching a new teacher: Math as the conduit

Chapter Elements

  • Case: A Case of Coaching: Multiplication and Division Journal Entries
  • Math Activity: Looking Beneath the Surface
  • Focus Questions Activity

Case Description

A Case of Coaching is a set of journal entries written by a second-year coach as she works to cultivate a successful coach-teacher relationship with a new teacher. During her visit to the fourth grade math class, the coach, Ellie, is surprised to discover that her own ideas about division are less than solid. In preparation to coach well, the author sets about studying types of division and sorting through related story problems. She decides to use this example of a self-directed investigation as an entrée to a collaborative ...

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