Posted on 11/21/2018 at 11:19 AM by Blog Experts
Photo (left to right): Valerie Sitzmann, Dr. William McCallum, Janelle Schorg, and Sue Chartier.
This past month, the Northwest AEA math team was able to participate in sessions presented by two gurus in the world of math: Dr. Megan Franke and Dr. William McCallum. Dr. Franke spoke at Grand View University in Des Moines. Dr. Franke’s presentation, Counting to Problem Solving, focused on counting collections of items in the early years and building students’ problem solving based upon what the students know about counting and connecting those experiences to experiences that make sense to the student. Bill McCallum spoke about Structure, Meaning, and Coherence on the Pathway to Algebra, K-12 in Huxley to an audience of math teachers, math coaches, AEA consultants, and DE leaders. We learned that the very earliest foundational concepts of algebraic thinking begin in kindergarten and are developed through the elementary years and with learning extending into high school and beyond.
Northwest AEA’s very own Janelle Schorg received the honor of introducing Dr. McCallum to the attendees.