Division by Zero: The Math, the Myth, and the Legend
Presented by Joann Barnett
Our students ask, 'Why can't you divide by zero?' Even if the calculator is used as the authority, the 'Division by Zero Error' result is not enough to convince our students nor help them understand why you can't. In this workshop we will use hands-on, contextual problems to help students understand that there's more to this than 'You just can't.'
Apr 14, 2020 07:00 PM : It's Not Always Simple to Make a Problem Simpler: Seeking Connections That Aren't Apparent
This session explores the problem-solving strategy of 'Make It Simpler' in a context that goes far beyond only using more convenient numbers. Problems that do not appear to have clear pathways to solution are used to illustrate how 'making it simpler' through metaphor and context shifts can lead to increased discourse and deeper comprehension.