Students’ Informal Methods as a Bridge to Fluent Fraction Division

Max Ray-Riek

• 3–5 Session

Friday, November 20, 2015 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room 104 A (Music City Center)

NCTM’s Principles to Actions encourages teachers to facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse and to build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding. Teachers are asked to scaffold students’ learning of procedures from their informal methods for solving problems, through facilitated discussion. See how this works for fraction division.

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Max Ray-Riek

Max Ray-Riek

Max is a Professional Collaboration Facilitator at The Math Forum, and the author of the book Powerful Problem Solving. Max is a former secondary mathematics teacher who has presented at regional and national conferences on fostering problem solving and communication and valuing student thinking.

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