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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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

43- Meaningful Multiplication: Giving Students the Ability to Reason about Computation

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 8:00 AM-9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom C (Westin)


Lead Speaker:
Kelly Alsup
Adam Baker


Students are often taught multiplication procedures without focusing on the value of each digit. Walk away with a sequence for developing conceptual understanding of multiplication using arrays, area models, the distributive property, and place value units. Introduced alongside models, the algorithm for multiplication evolves and now has meaning.


Presentation Format: 3-5 Gallery Workshop


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