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Friday, February 19 • 9:50am - 11:05am
Shifting our Mindsets from Remembering How to Understanding Why FULL

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This popular master class is full - but ample space is still available in Steve Leinwand's session "Breathing Classroom Life into the NCTM Teaching Practices" on Friday at 3:15 pm!

Some of the least effective lessons I’ve observed boil down to telling students what they need to remember.  Some of the very best and most effective lessons I’ve observed boil down to providing students with a range of alternative approaches that support an understanding of why the answers make sense. 

In this session, we’ll look at a range of examples that shift students' mindsets from “how” to “why” and explore a set of strategies that make this doable in any classroom.

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Steve Leinwand

Author, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 9:50am - 11:05am MST
Grand Ballroom Santa Fe Community Convention Center