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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Regional Conference and Exposition: Richmond, Virginia

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

201- Not All Definitions Are Created Equal (in the Elementary Classroom)

Friday, November 14, 2014: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom E (Marriott) (Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Leah Shilling-Traina
Virginia Vimpeny Lewis and Maria A. Timmerman

  • NCTM_Regional_ShillingTraina_Nov_2014.pdf (490.2 kB)

  • Definitions play a central role in both the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary level. This presentation describes two considerations (mathematics as a discipline and students as learners) that can be used to judge the appropriateness of definitions used at the elementary level, primarily in the context of even and odd numbers.

    Presentation Format: 3-5 Session
    Grade Band Audience: 3 to 5, Preservice and Inservice

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