Verbing Math: What does it look like?

Would you like to play with a bucket of zero? Would you like to create models of multiplying by building sets of, rows of, and jumps of? Have you ever wondered why we call square numbers by that name? In this session we will explore how teachers can engage students in tasks that will allow them to see the power of verbing mathematics as an equity focused pedagogy that allows students to bring their own ways of thinking to the mathematics classroom. Come verb some math!

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Friday 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Room Nordic (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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  • Lisa Lunney Borden

    Lisa Lunney Borden is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS. She holds the John Jerome Paul Chair for Equity in Mathematics Education striving to improve outcomes in mathematics for Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian youth. She is committed to research and outreach that focuses on decolonizing mathematics education through culturally based practices and experiences that are rooted in Indigenous languages and knowledge systems.