Block Five : Mental Math Practices

jul 26, 2019: 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Mental math is a critical component of an effective mathematical classroom. This component of a math class is often overlooked and misunderstood, leading to lack of quality implementation by educators.Mental Math is often associated with the ability to do computations quickly, but in its broadest sense, mental math also involves conceptual understanding and problem solving.Mental Math is instrumental in helping to build a classroom of logical thinkers and problem solvers!
Participants will develop their understanding of:
  1. How does mental math deepen students understanding of the basic operations?
  2. What strategies does facilitator use to encourage independent thinking before sharing responses?
  3. Notice how students use a common vocabulary to describe strategies.


Jason Reschke
Math Teacher/Assistant...