Operation Sense: Session 3
This virtual session continues the learning we began in Operation Sense Session 1 and continued in Operation Sense Session 2 . You are welcome to revisit those sessions at any time.
In session 1 we looked at the difference between Operation Sense and Computations and talked about the ways that Operation Sense develops over time. We then looked specifically at Addition and Subtraction and discovered that helping students recognize "problem structures" has significant impact on improving learning.
In Session 2, we continued talking about problem structures and then turned our focus to Computation Strategies, including ways to build basic facts that build an important foundation for mental math strategies in addition and subtraction.
Now in Session 3 we turn our attention towards Multiplication and Division and in particular the meaning and use of these operations. The video below will give you more details.
As before, there are pre-recorded videos and facilitative supports posted to this site so that you can move through the material at your own pace and revisit or share the learning with others at any time. We will also use collaborative work spaces (aka Google docs) where you can share your thinking with others. All 'handouts' are made available at point of use; but to help with advance planning here is a list of those materials you might wish to print in advance. (Thanks BHNCDSB for this good suggestion!)
While it's certainly not a prerequisite for you to participate in a team, it's often more enjoyable when you have someone with whom to share the learning . So consider who you might invite as there are multiple opportunities for discussion.
We're glad you can join us and we hope you find this approach to professional development helpful.
Moses & Craig
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