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Thursday, October 17 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Fostering Mathematical Communication in an Advanced Math Class: A Demonstration Lesson, Room 1102

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Communication often takes a back seat to results in the math classroom, but as students move into more advanced material they find that their ability to read, discuss, and write about mathematics becomes indispensable. How can we scaffold their learning process around these important skills? This session will begin with a classroom observation of a linear algebra class in which students discuss excerpts from their math textbook, present their proof attempts, and provide feedback on the efforts of their peers. After observing the classroom, we will adjourn to discuss what we noticed, how these students are evolving as mathematical communicators, and how we can support their efforts.

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Jana Comstock

Upper School Math Teacher, The Nueva School
Jana Comstock joined the faculty at Nueva in 2008, having previously taught at Brooklyn’s Saint Ann’s School, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, Groton School in Massachusetts, and Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut. Jana has... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Nueva San Mateo Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403