Past Recordings

How to Turn Your Presentation into a MTLT Article

Presented by: Angela Barlow,

Giving a conference presentation can be the first step towards writing an article. In this webinar, we will focus on how to build an article from the ideas in a conference presentation. Tips and strategies will be specific towards successful publication in NCTM’s new journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12 (MTLT).

Living Tree of Mathematics: Fractions from Ancient Egypt to Classic China to Modern Japan. What We Can Learn from Their Effective Ways to Work with, Teach, and Learn Fractions

Presented by: Vera Sarina,

It is a well-documented fact that many students struggle with fractions. Problems in understanding and applying fractions persist into adulthood, with moderate to severe consequences for everyday and occupational decision making. Why is it that fractions present such a difficult topic conceptually and procedurally? Is it because of deficiencies in teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge? Or is the nature of common, nondecimal fractions quite hard to grasp and internalize? And then, what is the nature of fractions anyway? In this presentation, we will look at the history of fractions and fraction operations in the ancient Egyptian and classic Chinese mathematical traditions as well as modern Japanese teaching approaches. These exercises will help us define some effective ways to understand, teach, and learn fractions.

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