Preparing to Teach Ready Mathematics
Educators connect the program to important daily habits and mathematics instructional practices.
Educators are equipped to launch successful Ready Mathematics implementations and begin to make connections between the program, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the NCTM Effective Teaching Practices. Educators focus on identifying and achieving daily mathematics learning goals and beginning the process of building discourse-rich classrooms that support students’ mathematical reasoning and offer multiple entry points for diverse learners. To ensure that educators leave the session ready to begin the school year, they consolidate their learning by using print and digital resources to prepare for a week of instruction. Educators also learn best practices for administering the i‑Ready® Diagnostic, including preparing students in advance of the assessment.
- Locate and use essential components for planning goal-driven Ready Mathematics lessons that support the needs of diverse learners, including English Learners.
- Prepare to deliver purposefully planned instruction.
- Begin to establish a mathematics classroom where students make meaning of mathematics through purposeful conversation, perseverance, productive struggle, and collaborative thinking.
- Communicate i‑Ready’s purpose as an assessment to inform instruction to students and families.
- Administer the i‑Ready Diagnostic using best practices to ensure reliable results.
NCTM Effective Teaching Practice Connection
Our courses support the understanding and implementation of all the NCTM Effective Teaching Practices. This course emphasizes these Teaching Practices:
- Establish mathematics goals to focus learning.
- Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
- Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
The recommended length for these centrally delivered courses is six hours—with each course needing a minimum scheduled time of at least four hours. Computer and web access are strongly recommended.
- Teachers and instructional coaches
- Leaders are also encouraged to attend.