Strategies for Enhancing Conceptual Understanding in the Mathematics Classroom. Lamont Holifield, M. Ed. CICS-Ellison High School Imathination Conference 2012 Saturday, January 21,2012. Agenda. Rationale for Discussion/Connection to Common Core Tool You Can Use
Lamont Holifield, M. Ed.
CICS-Ellison High School
Imathination Conference 2012
Saturday, January 21,2012
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Quote from: Maggie Johnston, 9th Grade Math Teacher, Denver, CO
“Writing in mathematics gives me a window into my students’ thoughts that I don’t normally get when they just compute problems. It shows me their roadblocks, and also gives me as a teacher, a road map.”
A Potential Transformative Model of the Math Classroom
Math Classroom functions as a community where thinking, talking, agreeing and disagreeing are encouraged. The teacher provides students with powerful math problems to solve together and students are expected to justify and explain their solutions. The primary goal is to extend one’s own thinking as well as that of others.