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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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

477- Simplifying Strategies: Look for and Make Use of Structure

Friday, April 17, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
159 (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Lisa A. Watts Lawton
MaryJo Wieland


"Why can't they just use the algorithm?" some teachers ask. Learn how models such as number bonds and strategies like make a ten and compensation work in support of, not in place of, the addition and subtraction algorithm. Help students discover the magical ways numbers make sense and how to reason about number relationships before choosing a way to solve.


Presentation Format: PreK-2 Session


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