Course Description

Need a fresh approach to integrating a notebook and authentic writing into your classroom?

See how the Mathematician's Notebook (MNB) can change the way you teach mathematics as well as how your students learn and experience mathematics.

The MNB...

  • helps students create an organized space for demonstrating their learning process.
  • serves as a formative instructional tool as well as a portfolio of the students’ learning experiences, which provides rich documentation for their mathematical thinking development.
  • is a tangible representation of the mathematical process standards and common core mathematical practices.
  • serves as a platform for turning conjecture into modeling and STEM curriculum integrations.

Participants will create their own notebook and leave with ideas for investigations, pre-made materials ready for use, and ideas for implementing the notebook into the classroom.

Basic + and Custom level participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in learning how to design effective anchor tasks and investigations for specific topics as well as support for writing, vocabulary, and intervention.

PD Hours:

Upon successful completion of the Basic course, participants will get a certificate for 6 hours of PD credit.

Upon successful completion of the Basic+ course, participants will get a certificate for 12 hours of PD credit.

PD credit hours will be determined by the local district/school for the Custom course.

Lead Instructor

Tammy Jones

Meet Your Instructor An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners. Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. Tammy also works with teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the classroom. As a classroom teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the content they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use the content as they need to in their lives. Tammy believes that logical reasoning, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that learning is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares engaging and effective educational experiences.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Why the MNB: The Research

    • Students Learning Math

  • 2

    Assessment & the MNB:

    • Rubrics & Student Ownership: The Transformational Power of the MNB

  • 3

    Components of the MNB: Appendices

    • Ideas for Vocabulary, Journal, and More

  • 4

    Components of the MNB: Inputs & Outputs

    • Investigations & Reflections

  • 5

    MNB: Making it Your Own

    • Effective & Successful Implementation

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