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Making the Right Mistakes: Using Errors as Springboards for Learning Mathematics

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Making the Right Mistakes: Using Errors as Springboards for Learning of Mathematics

Presented by Dr. Juli Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida
Moderated by Siobhan Nordstrom, Product Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Learning is deepest when it comes from a place of cognitive dissonance. Using just the right problems, the ones we know students will get wrong, provides students opportunities to engage in a productive struggle. But how is the struggle kept productive? Through the choices we make when offering feedback.

In this recorded edWebinar, learn strategies for providing scaffolding just in time rather than just in case. Also explore how education technology can support productive struggle using errors as springboards for learning during personalized instruction and practice of mathematics.

Viewers will:

  • Make sense of the importance of highlighting common errors
  • Examine the role of scaffolding and feedback in personalized practice
  • Explore examples of how errors are used as springboards for learning mathematics

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the kindergarten through middle school levels.


Juli DixonAbout the Presenter

Dr. Juli Dixon is Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer who has published numerous books, textbooks, and articles. Dr. Dixon delivers keynotes and other presentations throughout North America. She is an author of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Math, Go Math, and AGA and Integrated Mathematics for High School as well as for Waggle (K-8 Mathematics). She is also co-author of Solution Tree’s Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching book and video series. Especially important to Dr. Dixon is the need to teach each and every student. She often shares her personal story of supporting her own children with special needs to learn mathematics in an inclusive setting. Dr. Dixon published A Stroke of Luck: A Girl’s Second Chance at Life with her daughter, Jessica Dixon.


Siobhan NordstromAbout the Moderator

Siobhan Nordstrom is a mathematics product marketing manager for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is certified in Adult Continuing Education. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all and is inspired by the important work educators do.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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