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The Math Forum community has been developing mathematical communication and problem solving skills every day since 1992. Attend one of our sessions to learn more about the specific work we are doing to help improve mathematics education.

Max Ray -- @maxmathforum
  • Session 2016.00
  • When 2 Is Greater than 4: Listening TO Student Thinking
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ballroom C 1
  • Session Level: 6-12
  • In 2011, Max successfully convinced a room full of math teachers that 2 is greater than 4. . . or, at least, that "listening to students is more powerful than listening for an answer." Expanding on the theme of his 5-minute "Ignite" talk, he'll model ways to create authentic listening opportunities in busy classrooms, and the impact these opportunities have on students. In addition, we'll explore formative assessment techniques that avoid the "listening for" trap.

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