Do You Really Remember How To Count?

Counting is easy...isn’t it? As adults, it can be difficult to remember what it was like before we knew how to count and what it took for us to learn. In this session we will experience what it might be like for children as they learn how to count so that we can better support them in their early engagement with number.

Presenters:

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Scott has 20 years of teaching experience in upper-elementary and middle school grades. He has taught in multiple-subject classrooms as well as single-subject math and woodworking courses. He has served as a coach, presenter, and coordinator at the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education since 2017. Scott's interests in music, art, engineering, and tinkering help fuel his desire for children to learn in playful, experimental, and engaging ways. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in Mathematics Education at Fresno Pacific University.

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Brook began as a High School mathematics teacher in the Central Valley, and has taught middle school math as well. Brook also gained experience in the public education system as a department leader, instructional coach, education consultant, and curriculum developer. She is determined to understand and translate current research in mathematics education in order to support students in learning, and teachers in the classroom. Although Brook has experience teaching most math courses in High School, her focus was with students that struggled with mathematics which has fueled her passion to work in the realm of research, in order to address the needs in math education. As a graduate from Fresno State University, Brook earned a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Education.

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Brook Williams