Talk 20: Unit Fractions Unlock Learning!
Tara Flynn & Shelley Yearley
OAME 2020 Session Description: Explore a fractions learning trajectory (with assessments to guide instruction) emerging from 8 years of research in Ontario K-12 classrooms, focused on unit fractions as the key to understanding.
Live Webinar: Jan. 13th, 2021, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: Recorded Dec 2020, Tara is a researcher and Tweets at @TaraCFlynn. Shelley is a secondary teacher in Huntsville and Tweets at @ShelleyYearley. The Fractions Learning Pathway can be found at https://fractionslearningpathways.ca/ and an example of the fraction counting game can be found here.
Talk 19: Adventures in Problem Solving
OAME 2020 Session Description: Problem solving lies at the heart of mathematics. In this session, we will talk about and solve some problems that are accessible across a wide variety of levels and have lots of extensions. We will also talk about teaching problem solving in a systematic way and look at some problem solving resources. Come prepared to do some math!.
Live Webinar: Dec 9th, 2020, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: Recorded Nov 2020, Ian is the Director of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing
Talk 18: Animations of Exponential Growth in the Secondary Classroom
Chris Suurtamm & Peter Taylor
OAME 2020 Session Description: This session begins with sharing videos depicting a growing population of particles that motivate a problem and discussion about exponential growth with students. In this problem, students are given the “law of growth” and are asked whether it is exponential, and if so, to find its equation. We include a discussion with participants about how this activity might be facilitated in a grade 11 or 12 classroom.
Live Webinar: Nov 11th, 2020, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Talk 17: A Shared Problem Solving Activity
OAME 2020 Session Description: Participants will work in groups on a shared problem solving activity for a balanced mathematics program. The mathematical content will involve factoring numbers, fractions, proof & patterning.
Live Webinar: Oct 14th, 2020, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: Recorded Sept. 2020. Ron is a professor at OISE. His NCTM Webinar is Oct 15th, Details here.
Talk 21: Building and Assessing Spatial Reasoning Through Play
OAME 2020 Session Description: Given the recent surge of research and resources in spatial reasoning, this workshop will focus on digging deeper into looking at where to start and how to cultivate and assess spatial thinking in a K-3 classroom. Taking a hands-on approach, this workshop will include a range of invitations for learning that explore aspects of spatial thinking (such as symmetry, orienting, coding, composing/decomposing shapes etc.) as wells as assessment tools to help guide thinking.
Live Webinar: Feb. 10th, 2021, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: TBA