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World Cafe in the math classroom

Started this conversation. Last reply by BrianMiller Feb 10, 2012. 6 Replies

 I am going to implement World Cafe in my high school math classes next year, and am hoping their are people in the online community who have advice /experience for me.  I have attached the first…Continue

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BrianMiller replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"The 2nd time around - Reflection. My goal this time was to strip the activity down to its most basic form.  This time I provided a menu template (WorldCafeMenu.pdf).  This template helped provide more structure, and the turned in work…"
Feb 10, 2012
BrianMiller replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"The 1st time around - Reflection. I have done two versions of World Cafe in my classes.  This comment is about the first time.  I followed my original handout (World Cafe Handout.pdf), and had the students create their own World Cafe…"
Feb 10, 2012
BrianMiller replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"Thus far I haven't implemented it because of summer.  But I have a couple of them planned for September...  I keep the community updated.  "
Jul 28, 2011
Ria Baeck replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"I don't know anything about teaching, nor anything about math... but I love your experiment and wonder how it went along?!?"
Jul 26, 2011
BrianMiller replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"Donald,   There definitely are problems that have multiple solution methods.  I choose the three themes specifically because they are an aspect of every math problem, and thus it can be used at any point in the curriculum.  But I like…"
Jun 28, 2011
Donald Proffit replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"Brian, You have a great framework here for using World Café in an instructional setting. For the first round, will students ever be exposed to problems that could have multiple solution methods? If so, the Café protocol will allow…"
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World Cafe in the math classroom

 I am going to implement World Cafe in my high school math classes next year, and am hoping their are people in the online community who have advice /experience for me.  I have attached the first draft of the handout I will be giving students.   I am still not exactly sure what World Cafe looks like in a math classroom.  My first though is that each round students are given one problem to work on as a group.  Then based on what round it is, there would be a different theme for them to discuss.…See More
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I am trying to innovate in the math classroom, and find new ways to build what the learning enviornment inside a math classroom looks and feels like.

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At 9:00am on June 27, 2011, Amy Lenzo said…

Welcome, Brian! We're very excited about your plans for integrating World Cafe into your math classroom, and can't wait to hear how it goes.

Someone you might want to be in touch with here is Don Proffit, who does extensive work with World Cafe in classrooms and may have some thoughts for you. There is also a chapter about using World Cafe in education in Chris Bache's latest book The Living Classroom,  that you may also find helpful.

There are so many educators in the World Cafe community gathered here... I look forward to the day when one or more start a group so as to really focus the great wisdom and diversity we have available to us when we connect in conversation. In the meantime, please take advantage of the conversational area to start a thread (Best Practice would probably be the best option to categorize your inquiry, and the StoryNet is the right way to categorize stories and reports about what you have done so others can learn from it).

Please ask if you have any questions about navigating this space.

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Amy

 
 
 

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