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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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

175- Thoughtless Excellence: When Students Succeed without Thinking

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Commonwealth C (Westin)


Lead Speaker:
Jason Libberton
Angie Godfrey and Rhonda D. Birnie

Handouts Presentation 175, Libberton & Godfrey, Thoughtless Excellence.pdf


Success in mathematics is often measured by grades. Yet, some students receive high grades without really understanding the mathematics. This session will highlight several key teaching practices that encourage deep conceptual understanding as well as some practices that unintentionally support students' “thoughtless excellence.”


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session