Lisa Scott Mathematics Education Consulting LLC is a company that provides professional development in mathematics that will result in a focused and coherent mathematics education for students. The company takes a unique and innovative approach to professional development that assists in the alignment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through a personalized and focused professional development process, mathematics educators develop the tools they need for ongoing success in mathematics achievement for their students. “These Standards define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. Asking a student to understand something means asking a teacher to assess whether the student has understood it. But what does mathematical understanding look like? One hallmark of mathematical understanding is the ability to justify, in a way appropriate to the student’s mathematical maturity, why a particular mathematical statement is true or where a mathematical rule comes from. There is a world of difference between a student who can summon a mnemonic device to expand a product such as (a + b)(x + y) and a student who can explain where the mnemonic comes from. The student who can explain the rule understands the mathematics, and may have a better chance to succeed at a less familiar task such as expanding (a + b + c)(x + y). Mathematical understanding and procedural skill are equally important, and both are assessable using mathematical tasks of sufficient richness.” 2011 Common Core State Standards Initiative. All the professional development training offered include OPI Renewal Units. |