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NCTM 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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

21- How We Can “Attend to Precision” in Classroom Mathematics Discussions

Thursday, April 14, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
305 (Moscone)


Lead Speaker:
Keith R. Leatham
Blake E. Peterson and Lindsay Merrill


Explore examples of teacher and student imprecision in classroom mathematics discourse. Discuss types of imprecision that occur in classrooms, the ramifications of this imprecision, and strategies for addressing that imprecision. Learn how to minimize your own imprecision and to view student imprecision as an opportunity to learn mathematics.


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session