Often students are taught math(s) through rote learning and memorising of algorithms to solve specific styles of problems. In our high speed technology society, knowledge is being produced at exponential rates. Students need to focus on being able to transfer their knowledge through the endless conceptual relationships in mathematics. This workshop will build on the conceptual curriculum foundations from Lynn Erickson, Lois Lanning and Jennifer Chang Wathall, and develop and expand your understanding of conceptual curriculum in Mathematics through discussions and practical work. We will use Jennifer’s book, Concept-Based Mathematics, as a basis to explore the answers to questions like:

  • Why is it important for students to learn conceptually?
  • How are knowledge and process structured in mathematics?
  • How do I craft conceptual understandings and conceptual questions in mathematics to achieve synergistic thinking between the lower and higher levels of knowledge and understanding?
  • How do we scaffold thinking to deeper levels?
  • What is the difference between a lower level activity and an exhibition of deep understanding?
  • What does concept-based instruction “look like” in the classroom?
  • How do I plan units of work for concept-based mathematics curriculum?
  • How do I captivate and engage students?
  • How and when do I integrate technology to foster conceptual understanding?Target Audience: Middle School and High School Mathematics Teachers

Key Details

Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus
Price: $225 ($200USD Early Bird until 23 March)
$25 per person discount for groups of 5 or more

Note: pre-conferences can be registered without registering for the main conference