# Teacher Evaluation for Mathematics

## Ideas to Reflect on for Facilitating Math Literacy

Lesson Topic:

Description of the type of problem students solved.

- What did students know about this type of problem at the beginning of the lesson?
- How did you diagnose these ideas at the beginning of the lesson and what convinced you that your inferences were accurate?
- What motivated students to solve the mathematical problem(s)?
- What problem solving processes and strategies did the students use?
- How did you focus students’ attention on these ideas?
- What did you learn that is important for other teachers to know?
- Describe different ways students represented this type of problem.
- What did students learn?
- What did students do during the lesson to increase their understandings?
- How did you make the decisions to facilitated students' understandings of those idea(s)?
- What did students say or do to convince them and you they understood the ideas(s)?
- What did the students say or do to convince them and you they could apply or expand the idea(s)? What ways were you able to push students to try expand on or apply the new ideas?
- What did the students say or do to convince themselves and you they were doing mathematics?
- How did you encouraged students to develop positive attitudes or habits of mind that mathematicians find helpful when investigating and solving problems?
- What did the students say or do to convince themselves and you that they valued and/or enjoyed mathematizing?
- How did you create opportunities where students had a desire to communicate their ideas to you and other students?
- How did you increase students understanding of what mathematics is, how it can be used, and a desire to use and value its use in their world?
- What did you learn that is important for other teachers to know?
- What did you learn generally about classroom management?