The following video segments were created in collaboration with Richland One to provide the district with resources that it could use for continuous, district-wide coaching and professional development to support the district’s upper elementary educators. The goal of this project was to create an internal professional development tool that would:
- Provide teachers with an exemplar of instruction focused on the effective use of manipulatives to develop algebraic thinking.
- Create a context for teachers to dialogue about instruction.
- Provide teachers with models of effective, standards-based instruction.
- Increase both student and teacher content knowledge.
The master teacher featured in the video segments is Nickie Rizzo, Associate Director of Professional Development at Math Solutions. Nickie is shown working with Richland One teacher Keisha Johnson. Math Solutions courses and coaching sessions are conducted by a team of more than 100 top mathematics educators who have earned more than 60 national and local recognition awards, including three recipients of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The lesson was adapted from the Math Solutions publications Lessons for Algebraic Thinking, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–5. View the lesson plan for a list of algebra-related content and process standards covered in the video segments.
The lesson is provided in three segments for easy viewing:
- Introducing the Lesson
- Teaching the Lesson
- Extending/Summarizing the Lesson
View the Lesson Plan
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