Common Core Math / PARCC Workshops
Learn how to put the Common Core Math standards into action in the classroom. These interactive fullday workshops will engage teachers in deeper explorations of high leverage math practices required for improved student learning. Some of the workshops are offered as separate workshops for K2, 35 and 68 grade bands since the workshops feature gradeappropriate lessons and strategies.
Building Math is an innovative modular curriculum developed through a partnership with the Boston Museum of Science and Tufts University for grades 68 mathematics studies that integrates math concepts, algebraic reasoning, data analysis and engineering through an engineering design challenge in a realistic story context. Each Building Math workshop will serve as an introduction to that unit. Participants will engage in selected activities from that unit. More information about Building Math may be found at: http://walch.com/BuildingMathforCommonCoreStateStandards3BookSeries.html .
Grades 
OneDay Workshop Description 
CCSSMath Standards 
K2 35 68 
Common Core Problem Solving through Math Practices 1 & 2 Participants learn to implement high leverage math practices MP1 (Make sense of problems and persevere) and MP2 (Reason abstractly and quantitatively) with targeted math tasks to develop students into confident and skilled mathematical problem solvers. 
Practices: MP1, MP2 Content: K.CC, K5OA, NBT, NF, MD, G; 68RP, NS, EE, G, SP 
K2 35 68 
Common Core Problem Solving through Math Practices 3 & 4 Participants learn to implement high leverage math practices MP3 (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others) and MP4 (Model with mathematics) with targeted math tasks to aid students to model math problems with multiple representations (concrete, pictorial, abstract) and explain their thinking in writing as required by the extended constructed response problems in state PARCC assessments. 
Practices: MP3, MP4 Content: K.CC; K5OA, NBT, NF, MD, G; 68RP, NS, EE, G, SP 
710 
Algebra Ithe Key Gateway Learn classroom techniques of Common Core Math standards for Algebra I. Algebra I is an important opportunity as well as a critical hurdle for many students. Students who succeed in Algebra I in 8^{th} grade are well on their way to a college preparatory track towards Calculus (the college STEM gateway). Those who struggle still need to pass the PARCC Algebra I exam for high school graduation. This workshop will focus on Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice of problem solving, modeling, and constructing arguments to improve algebra engagement and comprehension. Recommended for teachers in grades 710. 

68 
Building Math Unit: Everest Trek Participants conduct mathematics investigations and use the engineering design process to solve a problem: Design a wellinsulated coat, a bridge to cross a crevasse, and a zipline transporter to descend the world’s highest mountain in an emergency. Topics include:

Practices: MP2, MP3, MP6 Content: 6.RP.3b, 6.NS.3, 
68 
Building Math Unit: Stranded! Participants conduct mathematics investigations and use the engineering design process to solve a problem: Design a shelter, a water collector, and a canoe loading plan to survive on a remote South Pacific island. Topics include:

Practices: MP2, MP3, MP6 Content: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3a, 6.RP.3b, 6.RP.3d, 6.NS.1, 7.G.1 
68 
Building Math Unit: Amazon Mission Participants conduct mathematics investigations and use the engineering design process to solve a problem: Design a carrier to insulate medicine, a water filter, and a plan to stop the spread of malaria in a native village. Topics include:

Practices: MP2, MP5, MP6 Content: 6.EE.9, 6.G, 7.RP.2.a, 7.RP.2.b, 7.RP.2.c 