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Reflections on NCSM, Part 2

Eight of our staff traveled to DC to attend the NCSM conference at the end of April. Below are four staff members’ reflections on a Session that stood out to them. (Also see Part 1.) Karen: “Teachers First. Everything Else Follows.” by Tracy Zager In this session, honoring the 50th anniversary of NCSM, Tracy Zager began by describing some of the important history of mathematics education, highlighting how, across the decades, classroom teachers were part of each new effort because it was they...

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Reflections on NCSM, Part 1

Eight of our staff traveled to DC to attend the NCSM conference at the end of April. Below are four staff members’ reflections on a Session that stood out to them. Four more to follow next week. Keith: “Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Number Talks” by Ruth Parker Ruth was my mentor when I was teaching 5th grade, and then a Math Coach, in the Clark County School District. Any time I get the opportunity to hear her speak, I take it, and she never disappoints. Ruth and her colleague,...

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Come see us at NCSM & NCTM in DC!

We’ll be away next week, at the NCSM and NCTM conferences in Washington DC. We’d love to see you at one of our Sessions, or at the TERC booth! Monday, April 23, 2018 Session 1317: But Why Does It Work?: Using Examples to Investigate Structure Many students appear to know how to compute, but what do they understand about the underlying structure of the operations? This talk will use evidence from our classroom-based research, including video clips, to show how, through reasoning about what...

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