Traditional curriculum focuses on rules and procedures with little attention paid to the conceptual relationships of mathematics and mathematics is a language of conceptual relationships. Traditional curriculum often assumes the deep understanding of
concepts, and fails to teach for transferability, or to consider context.
With the exponential growth of information and knowledge students need to move to a higher level of abstraction. We need to develop students' ability to critically think and reason, in order to solve complex problems and create new ideas.
This workshop will address the following guiding questions:
1) Why do we need to teach for deep conceptual understanding?
2) What is concept-based mathematics?
3) How do teach for teach conceptual understanding in mathematics?