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Math Storytelling:Using Stories to Develop Mathematical Habits of Mind

  • 25 Mar 2021
  • 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • online

To register for this workshop email A link for the presentation will be sent to you on March 24, 2021 after you contact us. Members of MHRC may attend for free. Guests may attend for $15.00. Please send membership or guest checks to: Traci Cillis, 255 S. Smith Road, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Mid-Hudson Reading Council; Mount Saint Mary College, Division of Education; and Vassar College, Department of Education is sponsoring this worshop presented by Monica Merritt, Ed. D., Associat Professor of Education, Mount Saint Mary College.

A good story can meaningfully engage students. During this session, participants will consider ways storytelling can be used to develop critical thinking skills, perserverance, and confidence in doing mathematics. Through the examination of texts and related activities, the power of telling and creating math stories will be explored. Online resources will be shared.

Monica Merritt is an Associate Professor of Education at Mount saint Mary College. In her classes, teacher candidates explore ways to teach mathematics through problem solving. Dr. Merritt is a strong advocate who is beloved by her students and the pupils they teach for helping to make mathematics a means of understanding the world around them. 

New York State Teaching Standard which will be addressed in this presentation is Standard I: ElementI.4. Also Mathematical Practices from the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards addressed is 1-3 and 8.

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