Your Math Students: Engaging and Understanding Every Day

Webinar Date: November 06,2014

Webinar Description

The most important and challenging aspect of daily planning is to regularly—and yes, that means every day—create, adapt, locate, and consider mathematical tasks that are appropriate to the developmental learning needs of each student. A concern Francis (Skip) Fennell often shares with teachers is that many of us can find or create a lot of “fun” tasks that are, for the most part, worthless in regards to learning mathematics. Mathematical
tasks should provide a level of demand on the part of the student that ensures a focus on understanding and involves them in actually doing mathematics.

In this webinar, hear insights from Francis (Skip) Fennell and Tim Hudson around how to:

• Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
• Use and connect mathematical representations
• Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
• Elicit and use evidence of student thinking

Webinar Presenters

  • Francis (Skip) Fennell - Professor at McDaniel College, Maryland
  • Dr. Tim Hudson - VP of Learning at DreamBox Learning, Washington