What services does Math Transformations provide?
We will work with you to develop a tailored plan from our menu of services.
Math Transformations will meet with you to listen to your needs and goals. We will then collaborate with you to formulate a long-term plan to reach your goals.
Common Core Math Practice Workshops
Participants come to understand the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice by engaging in mathematics as adult learners. They learn what it looks and feels like to persevere, look for structure, construct a viable argument . . . and then they connect it to their own classroom practice.
Common Core Math Content Workshops
Participants unpack the Common Core Math Content Standards and examine the vertical progression of the standards across the grades. They engage in math experiences where they come to deeply understand the content detailed in the standards as well as best practices for helping students learn that content. These workshops can be either for a specific grade level or for a vertical span of grade levels. They can be tailored to your specific site needs. When appropriate, this offering can include working with the teachers' current textbook.
Principals play a key role in leading instructional shifts within their schools and across their districts. We provide principal instructional leadership workshops to help principals build their own capacity for math leadership. These workshops include support in the areas of developing a clear math vision for your school, developing a school-wide professional learning plan to meet your goals, using research-based protocols for classroom observations and reflective conversations, tapping into and supporting potential math teacher leaders, and any other identified needs principals have.
From informational presentations to hands-on workshops, Math Transformations consultants will support parents in understanding the Common Core Math Standards and how they can best support their children.
Consultants will go into the classrooms with teachers to guide instructional shifts into practice. We use a variety of structures to support teachers at the classroom level: observation and reflective conversations, video-analysis, a plan/co-teach/co-reflect cycle, demonstration lessons, and Lesson Study.
Our consultants work as one-on-one coaches with each principal at his/her school site to improve the effectiveness of day to day math instructional leadership. Activities can include: guided classroom observations and reflective conferencing using a variety of research-based best practices and tools, support in identifying and strategically guiding teacher math leaders, planning and facilitating professional learning for teachers, consultation to solve school-specific challenges, and structuring and facilitating data analysis and use. We tailor our support to meet any needs that individual or small groups of principals have.