Math is not easy to teach or learn. So, teachers use a variety of strategies to boost their students’ numeracy skills. But some of those approaches could be unproductive, contended Dr. Juli Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Central Florida, in a recent edWebinar sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Mathematics. She described standard practices that can derail rather than support mathematical reasoning, and offered alternative methods that would benefit students far more.
Presented by Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children’s Zone®
Moderated by Ray Paul Biron, NexGen Education
As mathematics pedagogy moves further toward thinking about the process of getting the answer rather than just the answer itself, developing problem-solving skills is key to student success. With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. During an edWeb edLeader Panel sponsored by ORIGO Education, the presenters offered their key criteria for digital mathematics tools and how they should support teachers and students.
Presented by Dr. Juli Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida
Presented by Sheela Sethuraman, Founder and CEO, CueThink; Allison DePiro, District Administrator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VA), Lead Developer, Virginia Department of Education, and Senior Implementation Specialist, CueThink; and Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, ORIGO Education
Understand the effectiveness of visual models and visualization to develop conceptual understanding and number sense.
In this edWebinar, participants will learn what’s wrong with using worksheets to teach math and what options are available for teachers to use instead.
In this second edWebinar of a two-part series, Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning for ORIGO Education, will focus on selecting tasks for problem solving.
In this edWebinar, Timothy D. Kanold, Ph.D. explores the essential elements of high school mathematics month-by-month unit planning. How do we deliver a college and career readiness curriculum during a pandemic?
In this first edWebinar of a two-part series, Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning for ORIGO Education, will focus on strategies for facilitating productive collaboration and discourse.