The Development of Mathematical Reasoning Workshop K-5

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The Development of Mathematical Reasoning Workshop K-5

Facilitator(s): Pam Harris
Date:August 25, 2021
Time:9:00 am to 3:00 pm MDT
$30.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-MA-133-CARC

Target Audience

K-5 teachers

About this learning opportunity

In this mathematics teaching workshop, we identify and build the five domains of mathematical reasoning. We will introduces teachers and leaders to the enabling and freeing knowledge that math is Figure-Out-Able.
Join me and we'll discover how to reach all of your students, what it means to engage in the work of a mathematician, the difference between solving a problem with relationships and solving using rote-memorized steps, and how to develop mathematical reasoning in all grade bands. We will focus on building additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, and proportional reasoning.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Pam Harris is a mom, a former high school math teacher, a university lecturer, an author, and she wants to change the way we view and teach mathematics. While Pam was teaching high school math, her four children grew and mathematized their world in a way she had never imagined. “I had always bought into the myth that math is a disconnected set of facts to memorize, with rules and procedures to mimic. I now call that fake math.” Pam’s own kids, research, and experiences teaching real math have shown her what it means to mathematize and to support learners in their own journeys. Real math is thinking mathematically, not just mimicking what a teacher does on the board. You can shift your brain from using rote memory to mathematizing. Pam helps teachers make this shift for themselves, and helps teachers teach in a way that supports students to learn real math.