Sat, Oct 21|
Phoenix College, room C234
Modeling Middle School Math: Fluency with Rational Number Operations (part 2)
Join STEMteachersPHX and the American Modeling Teachers Association for a session on creating and using mathematical models to increase student understanding of rational number operations.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM MST
Phoenix College, room C234, 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
About the event
Leaders: Christel Bruno, Tracy Ryan, and Kelli Warble
Registration begins at 8:30 AM | Event begins 9 AM
We will take a break for lunch.
Parking is located on the west side of campus, entrance off Thomas Rd.
The ability to understand and perform operations with rational numbers is critically important not only to function in everyday life, but to master concepts in areas from science to economics. Yet it can be challenging to go beyond basic math facts and memory exercises when teaching rational number operations. Developing true mathematical fluency requires something more than the teaching of "standard" algorithms for number operations.
This session will focus on creating and using mathematical models designed to foster student fluency when performing operations with rational numbers. We will share classroom activities that use anchoring models and games to support fluency with rational number operations, specifically the multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
PD AttendeeFrom $5.00 to $15.00