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Tuesday, June 5 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
​Concept-Based Mathematics: Teaching for Deep Understanding K-12

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Traditional curriculum focuses on rules and procedures with little attention paid to the conceptual relationships of mathematics and mathematics is a language of conceptual relationships. Traditional curriculum often assumes the deep understanding of concepts, and fails to teach for transferability, or to consider context.

With the exponential growth of information and knowledge students need to move to a higher level of abstraction. We need to develop students' ability to critically think and reason, in order to solve complex problems and create new ideas.

This workshop will cover the concept based curriculum design model specifically for mathematics and address the following questions:

  • Why is it important for students to learn conceptually?
  • What are the facts, processes and concepts in mathematics?
  • How do I craft generalizations in mathematics?
  • How do I craft quality guiding questions?
  • How do I plan units of work for concept-based mathematics curriculum?
  • How do I captivate and engage students? Practical strategies for creating rich learning experiences in the classroom
  • How do I integrate technology to foster conceptual understanding?

Featured Speaker
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Dr. Jennifer Chang-Wathall

Independent Educational Consultant, Author & Part-Time Instructor for the University of Hong Kong, Consultant
Jennifer Chang-Wathall is an independent educational consultant, author and honorary faculty adviser and part time instructor for the University of Hong Kong.With over 25 years experience in the education field, Jennifer has worked in several international schools including South... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT