Math Design Collaborative

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:00am

The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) brings to mathematics teaching and learning high-quality instructional tools and professional support services that play a pivotal role in helping the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation realize its ambitious goal of having 80% of low-income and minority students ready for college by 2025.

Introduction: Professional Learning Modules for the MDC

This Introductory Guide is intended to communicate the particular interpretation of formative assessment that underpins the Shell Center’s lessons.

Course Outlines and Professional Learning Workshop Guides for a Selection of Classroom Challenges for Grades 6 Through Algebra 2

These course outlines are provided to help teachers place the Classroom Challenges in their math courses. The Course Outlines illustrate how the mathematics of the California Core State Standards (CCSS) flows from Grade 6 to Algebra 2 in rigorous, focused, and coherent units of study. Classroom Challenges are allocated to various units within a Course Outline. For more information on the Classroom Challenges, please see the Math Assessment Project's website.

The workshop guides are developed as a resource for workshop facilitators preparing to rollout Professional Learning around the Classroom Challenges. Professional Learning workshop guides have been developed for a selection of the Classroom Challenges allocated to Grades 6 through Algebra 2. These guides link supplemental materials such as Student Work, Criteria for Feedback, Growth Analysis Spreadsheets, and videos (if videos are available).

Grade 6 Course Outline

Grade 7 Course Outline

Grade 8 Course Outline

Summary of Course Outlines for Middle School

Algebra 1 Course Outline

Geometry Course Outline

Algebra 2 Course Outline

Summary of Course Outlines for High School

Video Library

This first set of videos shows US teachers enacting a selection of the Classroom Challenges in their classrooms. The footage for each lesson has been edited into useful chunks that preserve the chronology of the lesson. While many of the videos show lesson openings and closings, the highlight of many of these short chunks is students working collaboratively and productively to resolve the common issues revealed by the pre-assessments.
Classroom Challenges Video Library

This second set of videos, also based on the enactment of the Classroom Challenges, presents more tightly edited vignettes that integrate student and teacher interviews with classroom footage to present themes or issues related to the implementation of these effective teaching tools.
Student & Teacher Interviews Video Library

A Teacher's MDC Story