What if instead of focusing on whether an answer is right or wrong, we asked our students to focus on how or why they reached that answer?
To develop deep conceptual understanding, students need to be able to justify and explain their strategies and, most importantly, revise their thinking when faced with information that challenges prior beliefs. This is why it’s so important to make the most of misconceptions in math class. But without the right tools and techniques, teachers can inadvertently overlook or even cement student misconceptions.
Join Dr. Mark Ellis for an interactive webinar in which he’ll explore ways to anticipate, elicit, and make use of student misconceptions to deepen your student’s understanding of mathematics. Attendees will learn:
Mark Ellis, Professor, Secondary Education, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, Ca.
Danielle Curran, Associate Vice President, Mathematics Instruction and Implementation, Curriculum Associates
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