SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) consultant Wanda Audrict from Stone Mountain, Georgia spent four days helping math teachers add focus, coherence, and rigor to their teaching. She taught math supervisors for two
days from Oxford City Schools, Athens City Schools, and JefCoEd Schools and then actual math teachers from those systems for two days during the week June 20-23.
The goal is to engage students in productive struggle using activities and projects that produce evidence of learning, structure and connection with the real world using math. In one traffic jam activity, teachers used prediction to determine the minimum number of moves in one direction
using slide and jump possibilities to solve an activity. The key is getting students active and moving to problem solve rather than using manipulatives at a desk. It is called problem solving in action and ties together concept understanding, skills and procedure, and application.
Geanne Glover from Tyronza, Arkansas attended to become an SREB instructor.