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Session Number:
G19
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room Number:
TH241
Speaker:
Jay Bright
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Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II,
Title:
Mathematical Conversation
Topic:
Exploring concepts of mathematical conversation to development students thinking: noticing, articulating, representing and contextualizing number concepts and operations.
Summary:
Numeracy comprehension is built upon a foundation of mathematical thinking and reasoning, but how do we build this with our students? Supporting math conversations is most effective when built upon teaching models that are research driven and classroom tested. But what does that look like? How do you build a classroom culture of sharing and engagement using math discussion? How do you frame questions that promote flexible thinking over answer getting? This session will explore these concepts of mathematical conversation by focusing on the development of students ability to justify thinking, engage with the reasoning of others through core questions, noticing and articulating, developing contexts and representations for number concepts, and making meaning of operations. Content and resources shared in this session will be primarily K-5 based, but the skill set is applicable across grade levels.
Biography:
Jay Bright and Amanda Thomson both teach grade 2 at Raymond Elementary in the Westwind School Division. They are passionate about sharing their love of teaching numeracy and building number sense for all kids, especially within early childhood. Jay and Amanda are currently pursuing a Master of Arts
 

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