**VIDEO EXAMPLES SHOW US IMPORTANT IDEAS IN PRACTICE.**Start by checking out the Core Components and some recommended readings (under the To Read tab) to learn about important elements of effective math instruction. Then, check out the videos below to see these elements put into practice. After you've watched: TRY IT. Practice and learn with your students. And hey, when you've got a decent example - send it in to share with other teachers! We will only be able to make big shifts in our practice by seeing examples and learning from others. Send something in to share by emailing me at:

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Clip above: An example of an inquiry-based lesson in EMath. |
## SENSE MAKING IN ACTION.Clip left: An example of elementary students at the center of the learning, working to make sense of the math together. from teachers in NY schools that engage students in rigorous math content and put them at the center of the equation.Check out a collection of videos |

REAL AND MEANINGFUL DISCOURSEExamples of teachers, across grade levels, facilitating number talks and various mathematical discussions. Videos include teachers’ planning and actual lesson. http://insidemathematics.org/index.php/number-talks [Talk Moves] Increasing participation in classroom discussions by incorporating the Talk Moves
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/student-participation-strategy?fd=1Students reason about division problems in a classroom discussion. Students refine their thinking to make sense of the operation. Teacher uses talk moves. https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-teaching-divisionPartner talk and whole class sharing partner's ideas https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/students-acknowledging-other-ideasUsing questioning to build understanding in student-driven ways http://bionicteaching.com/?p=1514 Student-led lesson. Students work in partners, then share out and challenge each other, through responses. http://www.rockinthestandards.com/tim |
Clip above: Students are teaching their classmates at the board, while other students ask for explanations and clarifications. Example of a student-driven classroom, where communication about math is an expectation.Examples of teachers using number talks in elementary classrooms and teachers sharing how number talks have changed their practice.
http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=553#mt5 |

Clip above: This is a great clip from The Teaching Channel. It is teacher narrated to provide more context. This elementary teacher has students solve problems in three different ways to build flexible thinking and reinforce that math isn't about getting the "one right answer." |
MULTIPLE METHODS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND MODELSFirst graders explaining different strategies, calling on classmates to come up and present when they could solve the problem in a different way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUfTBl1ZZ48Kindergartners sharing different ways to get the number 10 in a number talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9IvZFgJ8g Lesson about learning to count in multiple ways (Kinder) https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/pre-k-math-lesson Students working together with manipulatives to represent mathematical thinking http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EGA14USpni4 |

EMPHASIS ON NUMBER SENSE Second graders using mental math and flexible thinking to add/subtract at Springhurst Elementary school (Clip shown at the Singapore Math Program trianing to show number sense and flexible thinking) http://www.dfsd.org/www/dfsd/site/hosting/Videos/Video_MentalMath.htm |
Clip above: Follow the same third graders as they build their mental math skills, which strengthen their number sense. |

Clip above: Students routinely learn from incorrect answers to problems in class. 'We grow from our mistakes.' |
CULTIVATING GROWTH MINDSET AND TEAM Team and Positive Class Culture: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/establish-classroom-culture |