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Thursday, February 23 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Success with basic addition and subtraction facts

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It might seem these facts are easy to teach, but is this actually the case? This interactive session will first explore the number relationships that are the basis of building an understanding of these facts and then cover our approach: “chunking” facts into groups, developing efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and the importance of drill/practice. You will leave this session with important insights on how best to teach basic addition and subtraction facts.Why is this session relevant to teachers?Why this is an important session: It provides an effective and straightforward approach to teaching basic addition and subtraction facts.
What will be the learning: Number relationships, chunking facts, commutative or turnaround property of basic facts, thinking strategies for basic facts, and John Van de Walle’s theory of building mastery.
Focus: Basic addition facts.Takeaway: Teachers will be able to improve on their current approach of teaching student addition and subtraction facts.

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Roni Kraut

Roni Kraut is a chartered professional accountant, family physician, medical researcher, and passionate about elementary math education. She has taught at the college and university level, has a certificate in adult education, and has led sessions at teacher conventions across Canada... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-1435
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