Chapter 7, "Facilitate Meaningful Mathematical Discourse," argues that meaningful mathematical discourse in the classroom is not impr ovisational, but rather is something for which teachers can plan. In this m onth's book study, educators will discuss how to prepare for and facilitate meaningful mathematics discourse, and learn how to engage students so disc ourse supports the development of their mathematical identities and disposi tions.

The objectives of the Taking Action book study are:

- To increase teacher's understanding of the key features of the eight effec tive mathematics teaching practices
- To examine how the teaching pra
ctices
*interact*as a framework for*equitable mathematics instr uction* - To recognize how the teaching practices support
*dee per learning of mathematics* - To provide a variety of actives, s
trategies, and resources to assist teachers in
*applying*the ideas discussed in the book to their own practices.

Workshop Agenda:< /p>

- 15 minutes of reflection
- 30-40 minutes on the Analyzing Teaching and Learning (ATL)
- 15 minutes Focus on Equity
- 12-2 0 minutes- Taking Action- How am I taking what I learned back to my classro om?

Homework Assignments

- Read
- Take action in classroom- gather an artifact
- Participate on the course discussion board