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Selecting, Sequencing, and Connecting: Using Technology to Support Area Measurement through Tasks, Strategies, and Discussion

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This session supports grades 3-5 mathematics teachers and coaches in considering how technology in the classroom can be used to support "low threshold, high ceiling" tasks and productive discussion. In this session, participants will interact with and share resulting strategies from an online task designed to: be open to multiple levels of strategies, reveal misconceptions, and support students in developing more sophisticated conceptual understandings of area measurement. We will present a sampling of strategies created by teachers (who were pretending to be elementary students) in past activities. Participants will select and sequence these strategies to align with chosen learning outcomes. We will discuss approaches to connecting strategies for deeper understanding of area measurement. Participants will gain access to a set of online tasks that are free and work on any internet-capable device. (Bring an Internet-capable device to the session!)


Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Conference (iSTEM)


Savannah, GA