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### Using Thinking Maps with Math

Questions/Survey

Next Steps

Summary

Exampls of Thinking Maps in Math

Practice

Thinking Maps Purpose

District/Pyle Data

Welcome

Agenda

HOW DOES THIS CONNECT TO SBAC DATA?

• Thinking Maps and structured suports that guide thinking.
• RACE strategy with grade-level appropriate articulation.
• Language frames that supprt oral and written communication.

Our Current School Goals

Objective: Pyle teachers will improve math instruction by using Thinking Maps to guide student thinking.

Our Goal for Today

##### (Thinking Maps, 2015)

How Thinking Maps Work

• Thinking maps are a fantastic tool that students can use in all areas of school.
• They are a great resource because they work and organize information the same way the brain does.
• Improve retention, recall, and undersatanding
• Build fluency with higher-order thinking skills
• Accelerate learning for students with all backgrounds and abilities
• Enable teacher to focus on the rich content in the classroom.

The Purpose of Thinking Maps

• Thinking Maps guide student thinking because they are visual and have a set of consistent rules (Hyerle, 1995).
• There are 8 maps that are used for 8 thinking processes.
• The maps are not a product but instead guide thinking, oral communication, and written communication.
• Example Videos:
• Brace Map
• "Talking Off the Map"

HOW WILL THESE MAPS HELP US AND OUR STUDENTS?

##### EXAMPLE OF A BRACE MAP
• With practice, students will begin to learn the purpose of thinking maps
• Each Thinking Map has its own thinking process:
• Circle Map = define
• Tree Map = classify
• Bubble Map = describe
• Double-Bubble Map = compare
• Flow Map = sequence
• Multi-Flow Map = cause and effect
• Brace Map = whole to part relationships
• Bridge Map = analogies

HOW CAN WE BEGIN TO USE THESE MAPS FOR MATH?

• The best way to start usng thinking maps is to just start using thinking maps.
• Start easy and work your way up
• Steps:
• 1) Look at standard/objective to determine the learning goal
• 2) Think about what thinking process is being used
• 3) Think about which map makes the most sense with that thinking process
• Have students "talk off the map" whenever they create a map

HOW CAN WE BEGIN TO USE THESE MAPS FOR MATH? (continued)

LET'S GIVE IT A TRY!

• Steps:
• 1) Look at standard/objective to determine learning goal
• 2) Think about what thinking process is being used
• 3) Think about which map makes the most sense with that thinking process
• Example Standard:
• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.A
• 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a "ten.“
• Think to yourself:
• Are you defining 10, classifying 10, describing 10, classifying 10, etc.?

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EXAMPLE

*defining in context*

Circle Map

EXAMPLES

*classifying*

Tree Map

EXAMPLES

*comparing and contrasting*

Double Bubble Map

EXAMPLES

*describing qualities*

EXAMPLES

Bubble Map

*sequencing*

EXAMPLES

Flow Map

*cause and effect*

EXAMPLES

Multi-Flow Map

*part - whole*

Brace Map

EXAMPLES

*seeing analogies*

Bridge Map

EXAMPLES

*sequencing*

Flow Map

EXAMPLES (ONE YOU CAN START USING TOMORROW!!)

• Take this time to get together with your grade-level team and plan out some Thinking Maps on your plannnig sheet that you can use this year.
• Remember those steps:
• Look at standards/objectives to determine learning goal
• Think about what thinking process is being used (often a verb)
• Think about which map(s) makes the most sense with that thinking process
• When you are finished, you are going to write your ideas using the remaining post-it (one idea per post-it) and stick it on the appropriate Thinking Map poster
• When you are ready, take a walk aroudn the room and check out your colleagues ideas
• Please take your planning sheet and/or phone so you can take notes/pictures of ideas that you might also be able to use

GALLARY WALK

NEXT STEPS:

• We will be revisiitng this topic throughout the year with more meetings, in PLCs, and with more support from leadership.
• I will continue to add resources, videos, and pictures to the Google Drive and send out an email so that you and your team are able to take a look at them.
• There will be multiple opoortunites for continuing professional development:
• There will be more training sessions
• Open classrooms
• Peer observations
• Mentoring/coaching
• Here is this chart one more time.
• It is such a great resource because it break each one down for you
• Videos
• How Thinking Maps Work
• The Thinking Map Song
• Brace Map
• There is a set of Thinking Map anchor charts at the back of
the room
• Please make sure you grab a pack on the way out