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National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
39th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
March 19 - 21, 2007

"Achieve Success - Come to the Well of Leadership Resources in Atlanta"

NCTM 2007  || NCTM: Booth #1319 Information

Visit the Math Forum table (No. 12) in the display area of NCSM Sponsors, or attend one of our sessions:

Professional Development that Builds Teachers' Algebraic Reasoning

Cynthia Lanius and Suzanne Alejandre
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
4:00 - 5:00
Oak Room, Omni Hotel (capacity: 100)
Level: 3 - 8
Session type: Regular

Description: Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of algebraic concepts and thinking and explore ways that they can create similar experiences for their students. Sample workshop activities demonstrate exploration, reflection, discussion, and revision.

Assessment that Guides Instruction Using Writing with Problem Solving

Stephen Weimar and Annie Fetter
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
8:15 - 9:45
Room 302, Georgia World Congress Center
Level: 6 - 12
Session type: Extended

Description: An exploration of the use of student writing in problem solving for assessment that enables teachers to diagnose student understandings and invent and adapt teaching strategies rather than merely flag trouble spots and encourage unfocused repetition. We will examine student work from online programs for individuals and team-based problem solving.

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