Operation Sense: Session 4
This virtual session continues the learning we began in Operation Sense Session 1, continued in Operation Sense Session 2 and built on in Operation Sense Session 3. 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 how 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 for addition and subtraction, including how to build basic facts in ways that form a foundation for mental math strategies beyond 20.
In Session 3 we turned our attention towards multiplication and division and in particular the meaning and use of these operations. We explore various multiplication and division situations and structures and applied our learning to the analysis of student work.
In Session 4 we will look at computations with multiplication and division -- what it means to be proficient and the big mathematical ideas that sit beneath both mental computation strategies and the "standard" algorithms.
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 materials you might wish to print in advance.
While it's certainly not a prerequisite for you to participate in a team, it's often more enjoyable when you have someone to share the learning with. So consider who you could 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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