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Fall 2018 TLC: Connecting Key Ideas Across Content Areas - Activity 3 Math Resources

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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element B: Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematical practices.

Review these resources if you have chosen mathematics as your focus for Activity 3. 


This inspiring TEDtalk gets to the root of effective mathematics instruction, encouraging teachers to weave the following principles (all of which can be incorporated into content areas outside of mathematics) into their classroom: Start with a question, students need time to struggle, you are not the answer key, say yes to your students’ ideas, and play.

This guide provides insight into the 8 standards for mathematical practices.