Using IMAP Searchable Video Collection to Facilitate Teacher
PD that Supports Students Meeting Common Core Standards
for Mathematical Practice
What is IMAP?
1. Searchable collection of 232 video clips
and JPEG screen shots that illustrate K-6
children’s mathematical thinking
2. Created by Dr. Randy Philipp, Bonnie
Schappelle, and Candace Cabral of San
Diego State University as part of a
National Science Foundation (NSF)
research and development project
3. Created for facilitators, coaches, and
teacher educators to support teaching
for conceptual understanding
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Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that
mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of
others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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IMAP and Common Core State Standards for Mathematical
Practice
Posing problems to children and understanding how they make sense
of them is a fundamental to IMAP searchable video collection.
CCSS 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Important component of professional development to help
teachers understand these mathematical practices:
Seeing children on a continuum of engaging in and becoming proficient with
these practices
From CCSS document:
Designers of PD should attend to the need to connect the
mathematical practices to mathematical content in mathematics
instruction.
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Learning from and about students
Javier, Grade 5
At the time of this interview, Javier had been in
the United States about one year, and he did not
speak English before coming to this country.
Javier, IMAP Searchable DVD , #158, 0:00 - 1:10
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Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision. (communicate precisely to others and calculate accurately and efficiently)
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
IMAP Searchable CCSS l 4/14/11
Felisha, end of 4th grade
Felisha, IMAP Searchable DVD , #325, 0:35 - 1:37
Problem:
This is a cookie that four children at a party want to share.
Show how the four children might share the cookie. How much
does each person get?
Interviewer:
One child leaves without eating or taking her piece. How could
the three share what is left?
Felisha:
“Each person would get one fourth and they would get one
twelfth, and added together they would each get one third.”
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision. (communicate precisely to others and
calculate accurately and efficiently)
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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How do teachers benefit from video of children’s mathematical
thinking?
(A list from teachers and professional developers)
Professional development built around children's thinking empowers
teachers to create rich instructional environments that promote not
only procedural skill but also the conceptual understanding that helps
students succeed at higher levels.
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Objective viewpoint—one can stand back and see differently
Raises teachers’ expectations of what students can do
Video may be paused, re-watched
Provides non-threatening opportunities to be critically reflective—helps us see our actions in
others without watching ourselves, less threatening than entering one another’s classrooms
Allows us to see that children approach problems and think differently from adults (and
affords opportunity to engage in deeper understanding of content)
Enables us to watch the same person over time
Allows for discussion of next steps
Enables us to model questioning techniques in a safe way
Video is efficient; it can be used in all kinds of settings; it can provide opportunities to
quickly raise complex issues
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A Conjectured Sequence for Using Written Student Work and Video
With Teachers*
1) Teachers solve the problem 2 ways: How many eggs in six dozen? Share.
2) Teachers consider students’ thinking:
How might a student solve this problem without using the standard algorithm?
3) Hand out student written work. Teachers describe, then interpret, the work.
4) View video. Hand out transcript. Teachers describe, then interpret, the video.
5) Teachers consider implications for mathematics, teaching, and learning.
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What problem would you pose next to this child? Why?
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What do we as teachers do when faced with a child who is more mathematically creative
and innovative than we are?
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What would a teacher need to know to understand Javier’s/Felisha’s thinking?
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Enhance and support your professional
development workshops with IMAP
•IMAP
is filled with materials designed to support facilitators as
they help teachers explore how children think about mathematics.
•Facilitator Guide provides philosophy, context, and strategies for
using the clips, new ways to integrate video clips into a variety of
teacher activities, and access a detailed appendix of all clips,
descriptions, search terms, and related materials.
To order the IMAP DVD + Facilitator Guide Package, use
ISBN: 9780132626972
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1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving