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Early Number Concepts: Turning Misconceptions into Meaning
Wednesday April 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jessica Bobo, Elementary Mathematics Consultant, ORIGO Education
Sponsored by ORIGO Education
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When children are born, they are thrust into a world of stimuli. From early on, children try to make sense of their world and put context and meaning to certain ideas. With this curiosity and brilliance, children can also form misconceptions about the language they hear and environmental print they see.
In this edWebinar, Jessica Bobo, Elementary Mathematics Consultant, ORIGO Education, explores children’s misconceptions that can cloud mathematical judgment and learning. These misunderstandings often cause an unintended barrier to developing a true understanding of early number concepts. Learn the five research-driven counting principles alongside the foundational developmental trajectory of early number concepts.
This recorded presentation will benefit mathematics educational leaders, teachers, administrators, and curriculum and support professionals that work with Pre-K through early elementary students.
About the Presenter
Jessica Bobo has been a part of the math education community for well over a decade. During her tenure in public education, she was an early childhood advocate, educator, and math curriculum specialist in Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas. She has been nominated for honors such as Region 11 Texas Teacher of the Year and won awards, which include Fort Worth ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Since her leap into mathematics publishing, Jessica has been an outspoken administrator and leader for early childhood mathematics with presentations at state and national conferences for elementary and early childhood mathematics. She was the lead author for the ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K Comprehensive Mathematics program. She also serves as a full time mathematics consultant with the company. Jessica is extremely passionate about children’s learning through active and playful experiences, which she feels inspires their journey to future success.
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