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Learn↔Reflect Strand

2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition 

Reasoning and Proof: Is it True? Convince me!


Learn-Reflect Strand Icon 2013 

Learn↔Reflect Strand
Thursday, April 18
 

NCTM’s Annual Meeting features a Learn↔Reflect Strand that allows participants to dedicate a full day to the Focus of the Year topic, Reasoning and Proof: Is it true? Convince me! 

We invite all conference attendees to participate in these presentations, marked in program books with the symbol Learn-Reflect Strand Icon 2013. Start your day with the morning Kickoff session, and then choose from a variety of presentations throughout the day focused on reasoning and proof for each grade band. The day culminates in a Reflection session, a facilitated discussion based on a set of reflection questions distributed at the Kickoff.


Learn More about This Strand

Kickoff Presentation 

Reflection Session 

Strand Goals and Overview  

Reasoning and Proof Presentations 


Kickoff Presentation

Start your day with the morning Kickoff session to build the foundation for your full day of focused learning.

Get Your Students to Reason More in Math Class
Fran Arbaugh
Thursday, April 18, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Explore “Fran’s Top 5,” a set of reasons to enhance students’ opportunities for reasoning in math class. Take part in discussions guided by video clips of students as they reason through mathematical problems, student work samples, and research findings about student reasoning.

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Reflection Session

End your day with a Reflection session at 3:30 p.m., where you’ll discuss the day’s learning in the context of the following reflection questions:

  1. How do reasoning and proof increase opportunities for communication to help students develop mathematical understanding?
  2. How does stressing reasoning and proof influence your instructional decisions? And how do your instructional decisions influence how reasoning and proof should be stressed?
  3. How do reasoning and proof drive the lifelong learning of significant mathematics for all students? How does stressing reasoning and proof promote equity and diversity?
  4. How has participating in the Learn↔Reflect strand changed your thinking about your use of reasoning and proof? What steps do you plan to take to promote reasoning and proof in your classroom/school?

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Strand Goals and Overview

Why Reasoning and Proof? 

The intent of this yearlong focus on reasoning and proof is to help teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators expand their view of how reasoning and proof should be an active part of all students’ learning of mathematics. This focus helps to support effective mathematics teaching, enhance mathematics learning, and influence what mathematics is taught. Students can access the beauty of mathematics through reasoning and proof. Students can work at higher levels of generalization, model and solve complex problems, and be more logical in their decision making.

Learn more about the Focus of the Year.

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More Reasoning and Proof Presentations

The Annual Meeting program offers a variety of presentations that integrate reasoning and proof into classroom learning, including those presentations that make up this strand. Find the reasoning and proof presentations that meet your needs:

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