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NCTM 2016 Regional Conference & Exposition: Phoenix, Arizona

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

77- Moving Past Math Magic in Favor of Mathematical Reasoning

Thursday, October 27, 2016: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
105 (Phoenix Convention Center)


Lead Speaker:
Michael Flynn


There are numerous tricks in mathematics that often appear as magic to students. Emphasis on these shortcuts is often at the expense of developing mathematical reasoning. In this session, participants will explore their conceptual understanding behind some common tricks and develop strategies to teach for understanding rather than answer getting.


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session