Whether a student is in Grade 6 or Grade 10 or anything in between, many mathematical ideas make much more sense to them when the concepts are presented visually rather than just numerically or algebraically.
Dr. Small will focus on ideas that are not usually presented visually and see how using visuals can help a student make sense of what does not make sense to them in other ways. She will have many examples at each level from Grades 6 - 10.
Sometimes Dr. Small will start with a visual and ask what idea a student sees in it and other times we will start with a concept we want to help a student with and explore how to create an appropriate visual. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.
- Webinar Opportunity: Marian Small on Approaching Math Ideas Visually
- Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
- Time: 4-5 pm EST
- Live Streamed on TeachOntario at this link: Marian Small: Approaching Math Ideas Visually
About Marian Small
Marian Small, the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick, writes and speaks about K-12 math across the country. Her focus is on teacher questioning to get at the important math, to include all students, and to focus on critical thinking and creativity.
Some resources she has written include Making Math Meaningful for Canadian Students: K-8, Big Ideas from Dr. Small (at several levels), Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Math Instruction, More Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Secondary Math Instruction, Eyes on Math, Gap Closing (for the Ministry of Education in Ontario), Leaps and Bounds toward Math Understanding (at several levels), Uncomplicating Fractions, Uncomplicating Algebra, Building Proportional Reasoning, Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson (at several levels), Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children, The School Leader’s Guide for Building and Sustaining Math Success, Math that Matters: Targetted Assessment and Feedback, Gr 3- 8,and MathUp, a new digital teaching K – 8 resource.