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UCSB Department of Mathematics Center for Mathematical Inquiry

Summary: UCSB Department of Mathematics
Center for Mathematical Inquiry
Workshop for Grade 3-4 Teachers, 2008
Number Sense and the Landscape of Learning:
Developing Multiplication and Division Strategies
July 14 and 15, 12:30-5:00
Workshop leaders: Bill Jacob and John Siegfried
This workshop introduces the landscape of mathematical development in number and operation in
grades 3-4 including the big ideas, strategies, and representations that children need to progress
from early multiplication to examining the relationship between place value and division. The
workshop is introductory in nature and participants will leave with two Contexts for Learning
instructional units that they can use at the beginning of the school year. Follow-up
workshops will be organized in the fall for participants who want to continue to collaborate on this
work with other Contexts units. Participants from previous years' workshops are especially
welcome and will find this experience productive because of its focus on the instructional materials.
Participating teachers will receive a $150 stipend for the two-afternoon institute.
The emphasis of the workshop will be to examine student thinking through video and their written
work. Then participants will work in teams learning to use the Contexts units. The units also
include mini-lessons that can be used throughout the year to help students develop computational


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics