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Cultivating Mathematical Reasoning

September 6, 2016 at 09:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada) 951 views
About This Webinar

Together, we will contrast mathematical questions and tasks that focus on simply “doing” mathematics to questions and tasks that evoke mathematical reasoning. It is ALL about the questions.

Questions/tasks at all levels from Kindergarten through Grade 12 will be explored.

For example, we will contrast a question such as:

Read this number: 4023.
What numbers take exactly four words to say?

Or a question such as:
Solve: ¾ x – 2 = 5/8 x + 9
Do equations with fractions in them usually have whole number solutions or fraction

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 066fc66d8847
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Megan Hayes-Golding
I'm @mgolding on Twitter and I blog at http://www.kalamitykat.com. Oh, and I also *love* superheroes.
Webinar hosting presenter Marian Small
Dean and Professor Emerita, University of New Brunswick
Marian Small, the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, writes and speaks about K-12 math around the world. Her focus is on teacher questioning to get at the important math, to include all students, and to focus on critical thinking and creativity.

Some resources she has written include Making Math Meaningful for Canadian Students: K-8, Big Ideas from Dr. Small (at several levels), Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Math Instruction, More Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Secondary Math Instruction, Eyes on Math, Gap Closing (for the Ministry of Education in Ontario), Leaps and Bounds toward Math Understanding (at several levels), Uncomplicating Fractions, Uncomplicating Algebra, Building Proportional Reasoning, Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson (at several levels), and is currently authoring MathUp, a new digital teaching resource.
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Global Math Department webinar platform hosts Cultivating Mathematical Reasoning
We are math teachers who share what we've learned, because we don't want our classes to drain the energy from students. Professional development among friends, not just colleagues. Fun! Immediately useful! Interesting!