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The Opportunity of a Wrong Answer in K-8 Mathematics

The Opportunity of a Wrong Answer in K-8 Mathematics

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:30pm


Presented by John SanGiovanni

Do you take advantage of wrong answers? Do you consider what they tell you, why they happened, or what you might do next? In this webinar, John SanGiovanni addresses actions that teachers can take to mine the gaps in student understanding. It examines a process for selecting quality tasks, anticipating student thinking, determining evidence of understanding and misunderstanding, and identifying next steps. The webinar will feature mathematics tasks K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade bands.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify elements of quality tasks for instruction and assessment
  • Determine a process for leveraging incomplete understanding and misconceptions
  • Explore student understanding and misconceptions through work samples
  • Consider instructional next steps for students who have these gaps