Online Workshop: "Always, Sometimes, Never" Math [Middle School: Nov. 4, 11, 18]
Bring student engagement and collaborative learning to your online classes with Always, Sometimes, Never Math.
In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of ASN math, and how to generate meaningful math discussions involving algebraic reasoning. You’ll also learn to use the digital tools (Google Slides, Google Meet) that will bring hands-on learning to your online classroom.
Enrollment in this workshop includes all the print and digital resources you’ll need to teach an interactive Always, Sometimes, Never lesson the very next day!
November 4th, 11th, and 18th: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern (This is an online workshop)
What Is Always, Sometimes, Never Math?
Always, Sometimes, Never Math helps middle school students make sense of equations and inequalities. Instead of just trying to “get answers,” students reason about the meanings of equality, numbers, and operations.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to support your students in developing their mathematical reasoning. And you’ll learn specific activities and lessons that will enable you to use Always, Sometimes, Never math to teach a wide range of middle school content standards.
To learn more about Always, Sometimes, Never math and number proofs, read this article.
Can Always, Sometimes, Never Math Work in Middle School?
Always, Sometimes, Never math offers several benefits for middle school students.
For one, it works for many different standards, across grades levels. Especially EE, NS, and RP in middle school. And for Algebra, SSE, REI, CED, RN, and Q.
In addition, Always, Sometimes, Never supports practice standards MP1 (Problem Solving), MP2 (Abstract Reasoning), and MP3 (Constructing Viable Arguments).
Besides its academic benefits, Always, Sometimes, Never Math is fun and interactive. You’ll challenge your students to learn creatively and collaboratively. And the lessons work well in-person or online.
Session Overviews: Always, Sometimes, Never Math (Middle School)
The workshop is divided into three parts: Do the Proofs, Design the Proofs, and Teach the Proofs
Session 1: Do the Proofs: You’ll engage in Always, Sometimes, Never Math as a student. You’ll learn to prove number sentences using calculation and reasoning. You’ll also get to experience the digital activities from the student side.
Session 2: Design the Proofs: Next, you’ll design your own number proofs, aligned to your grade-level standards.
Session 3: Teach the Proofs: Finally, we’ll plan an Always, Sometimes Never activity for your elementary classroom. You’ll learn how to plan a math workshop using tools that support interactive online learning (Google Meets, Docs, and Slides).
About the Presenter
Jeff Lisciandrello is a curriculum specialist and educational technology consultant specializing in student- centered instruction. He has over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional coach. In Jeff’s workshops, you won’t just hear about differentiation and inquiry-based learning: You’ll experience them first-hand. Find him on Twitter @EdTechJeff