Notice & WonderMode of Instruction: Independent/Teamwork Purpose: Introduce concepts Objective: To establish mathematics goals to focus learning, students respond to two prompts as a topic is introduced. Teacher monitors notices and wonders to make instructional decisions. Students view a picture, math problem, peer work, favorite mistake. Students critique a team poster, observe a team for their teamwork, etc. Students are prompted with the questionsâ€”What do you notice? and What do you wonder?

Numbered HeadsMode of Instruction: Teamwork Purpose: Individual accountability Objective: To support productive struggle in learning mathematics, students collectively and individually support each other through building mathematical ideas and relationships. Teacher monitors the equitable participation of team members and poses purposeful questions. Numbered Heads is an effective strategy for keeping all students involved and accountable during teamwork. Students number off in teams. Then they are given a problem to solve, a question to answer, or any task to complete. The team members work together making sure that each student in the team understands what they are doing, knows the answers, and can explain the team's work.
