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Friday, February 5 • 9:00am - 10:30am
***Pre-recorded*** Teaching Algebra With Meaning! Less Rules, More Number Sense

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Algebra is often taught as being merely about moving numbers and variables around and balancing equations. Classes are often focused on following a procedure that students are taught that are meant to help them get answers instead of learning to build and investigate algebraic relationships. We need to help them learn and trust the math rather than rely on us to tell them what to do. The hard part about algebra is building the equations which we just give to them. So they miss out on the real study of algebra. Answers are important but they are not the math. The math happens on the way to the answer. In this workshop, teachers will be asked to look at algebra in a very different light by using “jumps” on an open number line. We will use a model and interesting contexts that allow us to talk about much more than the answer. We will look at the big ideas behind algebra and show how kids can both see and show the math rather than just memorize and reproduce a procedure.

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Keith Van De Keere

Numeracy Consultant, Learning Network
Keith Van De Keere believes that when math teaching is focused on deep understanding of the big ideas, students have a better chance of experiencing enduring success, and teachers can better see the natural flow between teaching and assessment. To promote and support this kind of... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 25 (Math)
  Math  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details Pre-recorded - 0
  • Grade Focus 44446
  • Tags English