Multiplicative Reasoning in the Classroom: Ongoing Assessment and Instruction
Instructors: Mary Abele-Austin and Karen Reinhardt
The ability to reason multiplicatively and recognize situations as multiplicative is the cornerstone concept for intermediate mathematics knowledge, and the foundation of middle school mathematics.
Audience: Mathematics Teachers of Grades 3-6
This 3 graduate credit (St. Mike’s) course is a professional development opportunity for teachers based on the cognitive research currently available on misconceptions and developing understandings for students in multiplicative reasoning. Teachers will become familiar with this research through the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP), which makes the research transparent and explicit, focuses on the systematic use of formative assessment in classrooms, and provides materials needed for implementation.
Text: Fosnot, Catherine, Dolk, Marteen, Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication & Division, 2001
Instructors: Mary Abele-Austin works as a K-8 math coach providing embedded professional development for classroom teachers in the Waterbury/Duxbury School District. She is a trained facilitator for the On-Going Assessment Project (OGAP)in Fractions, Multiplicative Reasoning and Proportionality.
Karen Reinhardt is a K-4 Math Coach and 5-8 Coordinator in Chittenden East Supervisory Union. She is coordinating a Vermont PLN Lesson Study project, has taught Math Coaching Institutes and multiple graduate
courses in teaching math and science.
Dates: June 23-26, 2015 with two half-day follow ups (3:30-6:30 pm) 9/24, 10/22
Location: Camels hump MS, Richmond
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $950.CVEDC Members (including 3 grad. Credits and book)