Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6-8 (Registration for Entire Series) (SD19-060)
Credits: 1.5 CEUs/PLUs / Tuition: $125 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $150.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25
Instructor: Suwanda Coffey
Date: 9/11/2018 thru 1/15/2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: - West Georgia RESA Grantville, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 9/7/2018


Course Description

This 3-day professional learning workshop provides participants with the opportunity to engage in deepening their knowledge of critical mathematics of the grade levels as learners in order to make sense of that mathematics for teaching. This workshop is intended to support content teachers, co-teachers and teacher leaders in situating this knowledge within learning progressions, classrooms, and the TQE (tasks, questioning, and evidence) process. Participants may register for the entire series OR the sessions they choose. There is a savings if you register for the entire series.  

Targeted DomainsFractions, Ratios and Proportional Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Geometry

Additional topics to be addressed in the series:

  • NCTM’s Principles to Actions teaching practices
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Selecting, adapting, or creating worthwhile tasks to address a specific learning goal
  • Using targeted and appropriate questioning strategies to support all learners
  • Collecting evidence of students’ conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to the learning goal.
  • Incorporating writing in the math class
  • Classroom videos of students demonstrating reasoning and sense making
  • Strategies for planning instruction for struggling/at risk students
  • Creating a shared vision for ensuring reasoning and sense making in classrooms
  • Using manipulatives to support students in reasoning and sense making

Each participant will receive a copy of the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching 6-8 book.

TKES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

Target Audience: Any teacher wanting to increase the rigor and sense making in their classes

Lunch will be provided

Class Notes

September 11, 2018  Topic of the Day: Sense Making, Fractions, Geometric Properties

October 9, 2018        Topic of the Day: Number Systems, Ratio, Proportional Relationships and Algebra

January 15, 2019      Topic of the Day: Statistics, Probability, and Geometric Decomposition




Payment Due Date: 9/11/18

Payment should be submitted online after registration or sent to the following address:

West Georgia RESA
ATTN: Kerri Felder
99 Brown School Drive
Grantville, Georgia 30220

Make Checks Payable to West Georgia RESA


This class has been closed.

***Cancellation Policy***

We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.