Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA
Date: April 28, 2018
What Every Third Grader Needs to Know for Multiplication
Skip counting is often used in preparation for multiplication, but tends to lead students to answers without conceptual understanding, making application challenging. In this session, we will look at research that addresses this issue and will suggest a progression of tasks that leads from skip counting with meaning to multiplicative reasoning.
AIMS Center Presenter
Brook Lewis is a Research Associate at the AIMS Center for Math and Science Foundation, working with a team investigating research on how children come to know mathematics. Prior to her work with AIMS, she began as a High School mathematics teacher in the Central Valley, and has taught middle school math as well. Brook also gained experience in the public education system as a department leader, instructional coach, education consultant, and curriculum developer. She is determined to understand and translate current research in mathematics education in order to support students in learning, and teachers in the classroom. Although Brook has experience teaching most math courses in High School, her focus was with students that struggled with mathematics which has fueled her passion to work in the realm of research, in order to address the needs in math education. As a graduate from Fresno State University, Brook earned a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Education.
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