Welcome to this four-part series on Operation Sense. In this series we explore:
● the difference between computation strategies and operation sense;
● the meaning of and the relationships between the four operations;
● the ways in which operation sense and computational fluency develop over time;
● the importance of representations and models in understanding the operations.
Videos, readings, tasks and discussion prompts guide the learning, inform conversations, and invite you to test these ideas with students to apply and deepen the learning. Move through the four parts at your own pace. It's not a race so feel free to take your time and linger in areas that you find most rewarding. Perhaps not surprisingly, it's typically more enjoyable to learn with a friend or a team so consider who you might invite to join you.
Thank you for your interest in this topic and your willingness to work through these ideas. We hope you enjoy the learning and find it useful as we work to strengthen mathematics achievement and well being for all.
Moses & Craig