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Friday, March 2 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Same or Different: Introducing and Connecting Strategies by Keeping it Simple

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The "Same or Different" discourse prompt, brought to prominence by Brian Bushart, has gained popularity as a means for students to explore visual models of foundational concepts. In this prompt, two similar images are presented and students are asked simply, "What is the same?" and "What is different?"
This session moves the Same/Different structure into math strategies as students make connections between two presented methods, and guides teachers to the process of designing their own. Participants in this session will:
  • Participate in a model Same/Different activity using the NCTM's 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse; 
  • See and explore sample prompts; 
  • Examine the design process for creating a prompt; 
  • Create original prompts for use in an upcoming lesson.

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Devin Rossiter

Academic Coach, Walter Stiern Middle School, Bakersfield City School District
Devin Rossiter is an academic coach with a unique background in broadcast media specializing in math instruction in Bakersfield, CA. Originally from Staten Island, Devin supports teachers across California's largest K-8 district in understanding the strategic depth of conceptual... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Lamy Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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