At the last SRC Math Team meeting on Friday, May 13, Johnny Ashurst came all the way from Harland, Kentucky to provide our Math Team members with professional development on ‘Modeling with Algebra’ and ‘Modeling with Geometry’. This session was a preview of the free PD being offered to SRC math team members this summer at Ohio University.
The math teachers became the students, utilizing provided graphing calculators (TI-Nspire) to solve open-ended problem-based rich tasks. Mr. Ashurst modeled effective research-based instructional strategies that improve math instruction, focusing on student-led problem solving.
“The minute students are asked to use technology, they become engaged.” – Johnny Ashurst