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Multiplicative Reasoning: A Gateway to Higher Mathematics



Multiplicative Reasoning is the gateway to higher mathematics. Students who do not have a strong foundation in Multiplicative Reasoning will struggle with Division as a conceptual schema and will have great difficulty mastering Fractions and the transition to Algebra. Professor Mahesh Sharma will present information and strategies to help workshop participants establish this sound foundation that is so essential for higher levels of mathematics. These strategies and approaches will show how and why Multiplicative Reasoning must be within the reach of all children. If you want to create effective results-oriented classroom instruction, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, this workshop if for you.

The focus of this workshop is:

• Nature of Mathematics Learning
• How Levels of Knowing of Mathematics support students in understanding multiplicative reasoning
• Type of Models for Arithmetic
• Multiplicative Reasoning/Algorithms
• Importance Number Concept, Numbersense, and Numeracy
• Multiplication: Conceptual Schemas
• Mastering Multiplication Tables
• Mastering Multiplication Procedure
• Division: Conceptual Schemas
• Division Procedure
•Arithmetic to Algebra

About the Instructor

Mahesh Sharma is known for his groundbreaking work in mathematics education, he is an author, teacher and teacher-trainer, researcher, consultant to public and private schools, as well as a public lecturer. He is the Chief Editor of Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, an international, interdisciplinary, research mathematics journal with readership in more than 70 countries, and the editor of the Math Notebook, a practical source of information for parents and teachers devoted to improving teaching and learning for all children.