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2021 ncsm Annual Meeting

Not Your Grandparents Algebra: Producing Productive  Pathways for Developing Algebraic Understanding for All Students

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 8:15 to 9:15 a.m
Speakers: Elizabeth Phillips, Yvonne Slanger-Grant & AJ Edson
Location: Atlanta, Georiga

This talk will explore algebraic tasks from a contextual, problem-based curriculum. In this curriculum, students identify the variables embedded in a context; identify and represent the relationship between the variables in tables, graphs, and symbols; and then use these representations to solve problems. This function-based approach to algebra develops understanding of both functions and algebra. Evidence of students’ mathematical understanding and sense making will be discussed through classroom videos, student work, and longitudinal research data.

Proportional Reasoning: Unpacking the Mathematics

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Speakers: Alden J. Edson, Yvonne Slanger-Grant & Elizabeth Phillips
Location: Atlanta, Georiga

Let’s build our capacity to help teachers and students develop deep understandings of proportionality. Understanding proportional relationships is critical for mathematical proficiency in mathematics. But what does it mean to develop a deep understanding of proportionality? How can we make proportional reasoning more visible in number, algebra, measurement, geometry, probability, and statistics? Bring your ideas as we look at what it takes to support teachers in developing student proportional reasoning in deep and flexible ways.

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