*Food and beverages available at 4:30*
Number Sense: Multiplication & Division
Extending the discussion from Landscapes I, this minicourse will look at the big ideas relating to number sense development with a focus on multiplication and division and the associated big ideas, strategies, and models. Discussions will include use of open array and area models for developing pictorial representations across the grade levels, as well as number talks, number strings, and other contexts for thinking about multiplication and division. Partitive and measurement models for division will be developed and extended from whole numbers to fractions. We will share classroom practices that foster students’ growth across the Number Landscape and take advantage of the range of grade level perspectives that will be represented. The content in Landscapes II will be the basis for development of ideas central to the focus of Landscapes III & IV coming in May and July of 2022.