Making Meaning for Operations in the Domains of Whole Numbers and Fractions
Description: In a culture of communal inquiry, participants will explore the actions and situations modeled by the four basic operations, beginning with an examination of the operations on whole numbers and then moving into a study of the
operations in the context of fractions.
MMO is a module in the
professional development series, Developing Mathematical Ideas. At the heart of
each module are sets of classroom episodes (cases) illustrating student
thinking as described by their teachers.
In addition to case discussions, participants will: explore mathematics
in lessons led by facilitators; view and discuss video clips of students’
mathematical thinking; deepen their understanding of the content and practice
standards of the Common Core; discuss teacher moves and the NCTM teaching practices;
and read overviews of related research.
Outcomes: The MMO seminar is designed to bring together teachers from
Kindergarten through middle grades to:
Analyze the key mathematical ideas that underlie
the meaning of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole
numbers and fractions;
how these core mathematical ideas develop from Kindergarten through grade 8,
including what many students find especially challenging
Consider the types of classroom settings and
teaching strategies that support the development of student understanding;
how the CCSSM mathematical practices arise in this content and learn to engage students
in the practices, with particular focus on MP1(make sense of problems and
persevere in solving them), MP2 (reason abstractly and quantitatively), and MP3
(construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others).
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3 two-hour online video conference follow-up sessions with asynchronous web-based participation
5 two-hour online video conference follow-up sessions with asynchronous web-based participation
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