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Sat, Sep 23


Phoenix College | room C234

The 'M' in STEM: Fluency with Rational Number Operations

Join STEMteachersPHX and the American Modeling Teachers Association for a session on creating and using mathematical models to increase student fluency with rational number operations.

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The 'M' in STEM: Fluency with Rational Number Operations
The 'M' in STEM: Fluency with Rational Number Operations

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM MST

Phoenix College | room C234, 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA


About the event

Building C is on Thomas Road near the East end of the Campus

The best parking is the lot on the West side of campus

Link to Phoenix College Campus map

Leaders: Christel Bruno, Tracy Ryan, and Kelli Warble

Registration begins at 8:30 AM | Event begins 9:00 AM

We will take a break for lunch.

The ability to understand and perform operations with rational numbers is critically important to not only function in everyday life, but to ensure later facility with algebraic equations. But it can be challenging to go beyond basic math facts and memory exercises when teaching rational number operations.

This session will focus on research-based strategies shown to foster student expertise when performing operations with rational numbers. We will share classroom activities that use anchoring models and games to support fluency with number operations. These anchors are not only useful to elementary and middle school teachers, but to higher level STEM teachers looking for ways to provide scaffolding and strategies for students being hindered by their struggles with number sense.


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