Developing Mathematical Reasoning: With Pam Harris

Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Pam Harris

Is math instruction all about getting students to have conceptual understanding so that they can better perform step-by-step procedures? Or is it about something else entirely? We can build increasingly sophisticated mathematical reasoners who solve problems using what sparks for them, not what they have rote-memorized. It’s about reasoning, not answer-getting. It’s about positioning all students as mathematical sense makers. How? Come and experience mathematizing using Problem Strings! Math is “Figure-out-able!”

Special Guest Presenter: Pam Harris

Pamela Weber Harris is the author of several books, including Building Powerful Numeracy, Discovering Advanced Algebra, and a book for professional development leaders. A former secondary mathematics teacher, Pam currently teaches at Texas State University, is a K-12 mathematics education consultant, a T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Instructor, and an author and coauthor of several professional development workshops. Pam presents frequently at regional and national conferences. Her particular interests include teaching real math, building powerful numeracy, sequencing rich tasks to construct mathematics, using technology appropriately, smart assessment, and vertical connectivity in curricula in schools Pre-K—12.

Sept. 12, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Grant Wood AEA 4401 Sixth St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA

Educators that teach and support 6th-12th grades, AEA Education Consultants, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Consultants

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