In this ACT Voices video, Teacher Residency graduate Cecca Wrobel discusses her experiences teaching in Arbor’s Middle School. A linguistics major in college, Cecca specialized in math and literacy at Arbor, teaching algebra and geometry across the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. She also worked in reading/writing workshops and facilitated her own literacy Seminar, reading novels connecting to Humanities themes with mixed age groups.
This full immersion experience enabled Cecca to develop an in-depth action research project around “Number Talks” with her 6th and 7th graders. These are daily math discussions in which students engage in mathematical discourse that invites them to make their own mathematical conjectures, to support their strategies with logic, and to pose questions of their classmates. Read her action research process and conclusions: "A Sensible Practice for Sense Making: The simplicity of introducing a Number Talks routine for deepening quantitative reasoning."