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Saturday, October 5 • 9:55am - 11:05am
Nix the Tricks and Rules That Expire: Teaching for Mathematical Understanding (4–9) LIMITED

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Being a mathematics student is about critical thinking, justification, and using tools of past experiences to solve new problems. Students who approach every topic as a series of steps to memorize are not learning math. They may learn Rules that Expire as they develop more sophisticated knowledge, such as Addition Make Bigger and Subtraction Makes Smaller. In this session, we will explore how to replace some popular rules and tricks with teaching for understanding. Concepts explored will include number sense and place value, basic operations, order of operations, integers, fractions, and more. Math makes sense!

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Ryan MacLeod

Math Strategist, Calgary Board of Education
Ryan is currently a Math Strategist with the Calgary Board of Education. In this role, he collaborates with teachers, schools, and administrators, to promote mathematics excellence for Alberta’s students. Prior to his Strategist appointment, Ryan was a Mathematics Learning Leader... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am PDT