Math Matters: Engaging Students in Meaningful Inquiries

In this webinar, teachers will learn some practical strategies for bringing math concepts to life through engaging questions and tasks. How can you tweak existing tasks to ‘bump up’ thinking and build self-regulation in thinking and learning?  This webinar will help lead the way to small shifts that can make a big difference in student learning.

Presenter: Maria Vamvalis

Audience: Grades 3-8


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Creating Critical Thinking Classrooms:

Tweaking questions:

Reconciling inquiry and learning the basics:

Using Thoughtbooks to Sustain Inquiry:

Dan Meyer’s Water Tank Problem:

Rich Tasks:

Thinking Teacher Lesson Resources:

Deepening Mathematical Reasoning:


Thinking Mathematically:

Building Background Knowledge:

Open Middle Problems:

The Guggenheim Museum:

Mathematical Mindsets: