Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number & Decimal Addition and Subtraction


Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.26.15 PMNew standards & assessments emphasize building procedural knowledge from conceptual understanding – the algorithm comes at the end of instruction. Our Spring 2015 series, presented by the Building Understanding in Mathematics community on, focuses on the role of visual models in helping students make this transition effectively so that the steps of procedures make sense to them. In Part Two of the Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand place value and connecting this understanding to addition and subtraction algorithms. View the webinar to learn more about addition and subtraction in the base ten number system.

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Building Understanding in Mathematics is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides a platform, advice and support regarding the new roll out in our national math curriculum. Some of the topics to be discussed in this community include: suggested frameworks/time lines, formative/summative assessments, engaging lessons, manipulatives, content standards, mathematical practices, family involvement, technology, and differentiation.  This program is sponsored by ETA hand2mind.

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