RightStart Math’s author Dr. Joan A. Cotter, and her daughter Kathleen Cotter Clayton, were invited to speak at the 16th International Conference of Mathematics Education for the Future Project in August 2022 at King’s College, Cambridge University, UK.
Dr. Cotter discussed why appropriate place value instruction positively influences students’ understanding of elementary math. She explained how reducing the focus on counting and increasing the use of transparent number naming greatly improves number sense. Kathleen presented how using the linear fraction model and strategies greatly improves the student’s understanding and application of fractions.
You can find a summary of Dr. Cotter’s presentation here, and a summary of Kathleen’s presentation here. The conference proceedings and all the abstracts from the conference can be found at this link. If you are interested in reading Dr. Cotter’s and Kathleen’s abstracts, you can find them on pages 117 and 111.
Dr. Cotter and Kathleen presented and stayed at King’s College, Cambridge University, UK, which was founded in 1209. Here is a picture of the courtyard at King’s College.
It was an incredible honor for Dr. Cotter and Kathleen to be invited to such a noble institution. They were thankful for the opportunity to present some of the reasons why RightStart Math makes a positive impact on how students learn math. Dr. Cotter and Kathleen were privileged to meet, share ideas with, and learn from attendees from Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Greece, South Africa, Croatia, and many other countries. What an amazing trip!
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