Chapter 9, "Support Productive Struggle in Learning Mathem atics," discusses how engaging students in productive struggle is essential to developing conceptual understanding in mathematics. Book study particip ants will learn to support productive struggle by providing probing guidanc e and affordance without taking over the thinking for students by telling o r providing too much direction. Teachers will apply the principle of produc tive struggle in the classroom by asking questions, encouraging reflection, providing time, and acknowledging effort.

The objectives of the Taki ng Action book study are:

- To increase teacher's understanding of the key features of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices
- To examine how the teaching practices
*interact*as a framework for*equitable mathematics instruction* - To recognize how th
e teaching practices support
*deeper learning of mathematics*

Workshop Agenda:

- 15 minutes of reflection
- 30-40 minutes on the Analyzing Teaching and Learning (ATL)
- 15 minutes Focus on Equity
- 12-20 minutes- Taking Action- How am I taki ng what I learned back to my classroom?

Homework Assignments

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