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Part One: Have You Seen a Number?
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Part One of the If I Knew Then What I Know Now three-part series by AMATYC's founding president Herb Gross.

When: 10/13/2016
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: United States
Contact: AMATYC Office

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Speaker:  Herb Gross
Date:  Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sponsoring Committee:
 Developmental Mathematics

Time:  3:00pm EDT / 2:00pm CDT / 1:00 pm MDT / 12:00 pm PDT

Description:  This first webinar will discuss the assertion that students will internalize math better if we teach them to view numbers as adjectives that modify nouns. For example students recognize that both a million and a billion are “big” numbers.  However they get an “aha” moment when they see that a million seconds is less than 12 days but a billion seconds is more than 31 years!  Emphasis will be placed on the ways that this concept impacts the study of fractions. Students who cannot grasp fractions will most likely never successfully complete a degree or program in a STEM field.


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