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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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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.


Keith Van De Keere

Numeracy Consultant
Keith is a strong advocate for continued improvement of math education. He sees numeracy as an essential part of all education discussions. He works primarily with K - 9 teachers where he facilitates workshops, assists lesson and unit planning, and does team teaching and lesson demos... Read More →

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