The Power of a Great Math Task

60 Minutes

About the Webinar

Research tells us that students need to engage in open-ended math tasks that include mathematical discourse so they can develop reasoning and sense-making skills. Quality math tasks allow students to construct their own learning through a guided-inquiry approach. In this edWebinar, we discuss the indicators of a quality math task and explore practical strategies to promote math talk in our classrooms. Walk away with several practical instructional strategies to use in your classroom! Viewers will:

  • Learn about the research, barriers, and strategies around quality math tasks
  • Understand learning environments that encourage math talk
  • Experience a math task from both a teacher and student perspective
  • Learn and practice language routines that will make your classroom math discussions more effective and intentional

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

About the Presenter

Cynthia Goodman joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a content specialist in 2015. Cynthia lives near Nashville, Tennessee and has over 15 years of experience in the field of education. Before joining HMH, she was a classroom teacher and the RTI coordinator for her school district. In addition to teaching in the classroom, Cynthia worked as a professional development coach with the Tennessee Department of Education. Her areas of expertise are enhancing the learning culture within the classroom, STEM and inquiry-based instruction, and differentiated instruction. Cynthia has a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in executive leadership.