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Friday, March 2 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Word Problems: Living the Math to Deepen the Thinking FULL

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For many teachers embarking on their math journeys, their biggest hesitation seems to be with utilizing the power of word problems in developing mathematical thinking. Teachers may shy away from inquiry-based word problems because they fear not knowing the answers, or that there are simply too many answers. We know that effective word problems stimulate curiosity, demand problem-solving skills, lend themselves to meaningful mistakes, and generate robust conversations in the service of discovery. 

In this session, you'll work collaboratively with participants and presenters to develop the craft of creating creative and meaningful word problems. You'll look at typical word problems, delving deeper into what thinking skills they actually demand of students and what math concepts they are tackling. You'll receive a critical framework and checklist for reflecting on current practices and models, and making small, but profound changes, that open up the learning for students. Watch video examples, then work together to develop fun and creative word problems that allow students to role play, so as to live the math as they discover it, use it, and understand it. 

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Justin Hui

Justin Hui teaches grade six and is the Math Lead Teacher at Mount Joy P.S. in Markham, Ontario. He has presented multiple times at the Ontario Association for Mathematics Educators conference and teaches a additional qualification course in mathematics for York University.
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Ken Pettigrew

Ken Pettigrew has been an educator for over twenty years, having taught every grade from one through eight. He has been a consultant, and additional qualification instructor, and is currently an elementary school principal. Ken has presented alongside Justin at the Ontario Association... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Sweeney D Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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