## Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators (OAME)

### May 3rd and 4th, 2018

After two full days of math learning, another OAME Annual Conference is in the books!

I had a blast learning with all of my colleagues from across Ontario.

If you’re interested in resources, here they are from the two sessions I had the pleasure of being a part of…

## Going Deeper With Math Moments That Matter

### Presenters: Jon Orr & Kyle Pearce

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What makes a memorable math moment? Is it a real world task? Is it relevant to your students? Is it

media-rich or delivered in 3 acts?

While many professional development sessions focus on a specific component of an effective math

lesson, Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce will model what they believe to be the three key components of an

effective mathematics lesson: sparking student curiosity, fuelling their Sense making and igniting your

next steps.

Join them as they lead a task to break each component down and then build it all back up to create a

memorable math moment.

## Memorization vs. Automaticity: Back to Basics or Beyond the Basics?

### Presenters: Kyle Pearce

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Weâ€™ve all heard it before; kids donâ€™t know their math facts! While this may be true for some students,

what is more important than simply memorization multiplication facts is building a conceptual

understanding of what multiplication means, how to visualize multiplication and how the standard

algorithm for multiplication really works. Letâ€™s start in primary where the beginnings of multiplication

are introduced through counting, explore some key cross-strand connections we can make along the

journey and show how these deep conceptual understandings can help support student understanding

of abstract concepts that arise in grade 9 and 10. As always, we will approach this learning with tasks

that are contextual, visual and concrete.

Here are some resources that were referenced during the presentation. Enjoy!

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## FEEDBACK FORM

If you could be so kind as to offer some feedback, I would love to hear areas you felt were useful as well as areas of improvement. Thanks in advance!

I hope you found these presentations and resources helpful in your professional learning journey. Looking forward to learning with you all again sometime soon!