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Making the Most of Math Models
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by James Burnett, President and Co-founder, ORIGO Education
Sponsored by ORIGO Education
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Visual and concrete models support coherent content progressions in mathematics because they can be used across the grade levels. In this edWebinar, James Burnett, President and Co-founder of ORIGO Education, shares how you can make the most out of math models with your students. His presentation includes:
- A brief introduction to the four visual models that are often used to teach various aspects of numbers in the elementary grades: the array/area model, the length model, the number line model, and the set model
- A discussion of the benefits of using the array/area model for the development of multiplication facts in the lower grades
- A demonstration of how this same thinking can be extended up the grades to provide conceptual understanding of multiplication strategies for whole numbers (including the algorithm), fractions, and decimals
This recorded session is designed for K-6 teachers, primary math teachers, math curriculum directors, elementary math supervisors, elementary math coordinators, elementary administrators, elementary special education teachers or specialists, math interventionists, and Title I math teachers.
About the Presenter
James Burnett is the president and co-founder of ORIGO Education. He started the company because he is passionate about education and is continually striving to improve the way mathematics is taught. Over the past two decades, he has authored and co-authored more than 300 mathematics resources for teachers and students ages 5 to 12 and regularly presents to audiences across Australia and North America. As president, James aims to lift the profile of mathematics through dynamic professional learning and the development of quality print and innovative digital resources for the classroom. These achievements were recently recognized by winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in his home state of Australia.
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