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Reflections, Translations, and Rotations – Is There Any Connections Among These Transformations?

Presenters: Dawn Teuscher and Porter Nielsen, Brigham Young University
Location: NCTM 2019 Regional Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah
Abstract/Description:
This session will examine the relationships among the three geometric transformations-reflections, translations and rotations. We will also examine how the sequence of transformations can be used to connect the three transformations. Finally, we will discuss how understanding these relationships will help students make sense of transformations.

Dissecting Curricular Reasoning: Middle Grades Teachers’ Reasoning for their Decisions

Presenters: Dawn Teuscher, Brigham Young University and Porter Nielsen, Brigham Young University
Location: SSMA 2019 Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah
Abstract/Description:
Curricular reasoning (CR) is the thinking processes that teachers use to make decisions (e.g., what content to teach, the tasks to facilitate student learning). In this presentation, we outline five CR aspects gleaned from research with middle grades mathematics teachers as they planned and implemented instruction with unfamiliar curriculum.