Join Sara for two hands-on workshops at the MCTM Annual Conference, "Bringing Learning into Focus".
Bringing Algebra into Focus. 10:15 - 11:45 Room C264
Help students see operations with integers and expressions as extensions of learning operations in the elementary grades. Build coherence by using and connecting mathematical representations so students understand the mathematics rather than following rules blindly.
Focus on Ratio, Proportion, and Function. 12:15 - 1:45 Room C264
Use manipulatives and rich mathematical tasks to build understanding of ratio, proportions, and functions in middle grades. See proportion as an extension of multiplicative comparisons and help students build a strong conceptual foundation for key mathematical ideas such as slope.