Three Sessions Presented by USMRC Staff During Virtual Summit

For the second consecutive year, US Math Recovery Council® has multiple presenters during the 2022 Virtual Summit hosted by Build Math Minds. Dina Mendola, Dawn Dibley, and Marria Carrington will each be presenting during the two-day event.

The Virtual Summit takes place February 26-27 with recordings available to registrants through March 8. Attendees can enjoy 31 dynamic sessions covering a variety of elementary math topics. Register and find out more about the 2022 Virtual Summit at

Dawn Dibley

Numeracy and Functional Mathematics (Feb. 26, 8:00 am PT)
Teachers of students with disabilities often express the concern that their students need to learn functional mathematics, usually focusing on time and money. This session explores numeracy as functional mathematics and contends that numeracy is an important foundation for building understanding of time and money. We also need to consider the mathematics needed by students during the school day and how we can incorporate mathematics throughout the day.

Dina Mendola

The Struggle is Real... Fear Not the Fraction! (Feb. 26, 11:00 am PT)
Fractions are the foundation for a series of important secondary math concepts, yet the struggle with teaching fractions is real! Participants will engage in rigorous tasks designed to elicit sense making related to fraction concepts as learners first and then observe students engaging in the same tasks. It?s time to put the fear of fractions away!

Marria Carrington

Multiplication: The Case of Ibby (Feb. 27 8:00 am PT)
Videos of a 3rd grade student beginning to make sense of multiplication set the stage and support our thinking as we analyze the instructional settings used and decisions made by the teacher to support the conceptual development of multiplication. We will consider the phases of instruction as laid out by Dr. Bob Wright in Developing Number Knowledge and The Learning Framework in Number. We will unpack the instructional moves of distancing the setting, using color and screening to support mental strategies in multiplication conceptual development and a research based instructional trajectory.

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