May 23 Teach Division for Understanding

Life's Too Short for Long Division: How to Teach Division for Understanding,
with Linda Gojak & Ruth Harbin-Miles

Elementary and middle school mathematics teachers agree that division is one of the toughest topics to teach. The Common Core Standards explicitly address division as described in The Common Core Mathematics Companion series. This webinar will present the progression of division across the grades with the use of meaningful models and applications that lead students to a deeper understanding of division. 

Participants will explore instructional strategies that:
  • Develop the meaning of division and its relationship to multiplication 
  • Build rigor by using models to build conceptual understanding and linking that understanding to procedural skills and applications 
  • Connect division of whole numbers to dividing fractions and decimals. 

Linda Gojak
Winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, Linda M. Gojak directed the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching, and Technology (CMSETT) at John Carroll University for 16 years. She has spent 28 years teaching elementary and middle school mathematics, and has served as the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Linda is coauthor, with Ruth Harbin Miles, of Corwin’s Common Core Mathematics Companions, Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Ruth Harbin Miles
Ruth Harbin Miles
coaches rural, suburban, and inner-city school mathematics teachers. Her professional experiences include coordinating the K-12 Mathematics Teaching and Learning Program for the Olathe, Kansas, Public Schools for more than 25 years; teaching mathematics methods courses at Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College; and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematic, and both the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Date: May 23, 2016
Time: 6:30 Eastern/ 3:30 Pacific time

Corwin Series