Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding #NCSM20

I was honored (and excited) to be one of 40 national math leaders presenting in @MathEdLeaders #NCSM20 Virtual Conference.

Session 2: 12:30 – 1:30 pm EDT

  • Using A Variety Of Media To Lead Courageous Conversations Among Mathematics Education Stakeholders, Marilyn Strutchens
  • Supporting Professionals To Counteract Racism and Oppression in the Discretionary Spaces Of Their Work, Deborah Ball
  • Be Both Author And Illustrator Of Mathematical Understanding, Jill Gough
  • Creating Interesting Ways For Students To Be Right and Wrong, Eli Luberoff

Be Both Author And Illustrator Of Mathematical Understanding
Jill Gough, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA

How might we redirect the focus of teaching and learning to center on empowering each and every student as sense-makers and doers of mathematics as they develop their mathematical identities and become agents of their own learning?

We want every learner in our care to be BOTH author and illustrator of their mathematical understanding. Explore how to deepen understanding, promote productive struggle, and increase flexibility by using and connecting mathematical representations.

Providing multiple pathways to success invites diverse learners’ ideas to the conversation. We will sketch and compute to develop a visual, vertical understanding of numeracy and how to connect learning between grades and courses.

Here are the first two slides of my deck. They are both linked to the slides used in the presentation.

Here are some participant’s tweets:


You can check out more of these ideas at #authorandillustrate on Twitter and at Author and Illustrate.

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