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Dr. Brendefur recorded a podcast on the importance of spatial reasoning in the fall of 2011. CLICK HERE to access his podcast named "Spatial Reasoning and the Mathematical Mind".

Podcast Description
Most people believe that mathematics is numbers, symbols, and notations. In this podcast, Brendefur explains that mathematics is also about spatial reasoning and the ability to visually manipulate stimuli, to break apart and put together 2-D and 3-D shapes, to take these ideas and twist and turn them or to not be confused when an object's orientation changes. This ability is one of the best predictors of later success in mathematics, and can be learned through a variety of different methods and practices. It also helps people develop fluency with operations in arithmetic and strengthens measurement concepts.

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The MTI webinars are designed to support school personnel in implementing the concepts and instructional strategies from the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) course. In addition, we focus on building familiarity and understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by examining strategies, models and contexts that support their implementation. 

Each webinar is available for download and has accompanying facilitation materials. More recent webinars also have the option to watch online in Voicethread. 

 

NOTE: Some webinars mention an opportunity to earn one credit. That is no longer available.

 

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Number & Operations

 

 

Progression of Addition Strategies and Models K-6
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Composing and Decomposing Number K-6
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Addition Strategies K-3
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Addition of Fractions 3-5
• download & materials

Number System 6-8
• online version 
• download & materials

 

Subtraction, Grades K-3
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Multiplication, Grades 3-6
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Division, Grades 3-6
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Geometry & Measurement

 

 

Geometry, Grades 3-6
• download and materials

Geometry, Grades 6-8
(download before playing)
 • download and materials

 

 

 

Transformations, Congruence, and Similarity, Grades 6-10

online version

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Statistics & Probability

 Data Analysis K-5
online version
download and materials

 Statistics 6-9: Distributions

online version
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Statistics 8-9: Associations
• online version
• download and materials

Proportion, Algebra, Function

 

 

 Ratio and Proportional Reasoning 6-8
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Expressions and Equations 6-8
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Functions Progression 9-12
Coming Soon 



 General Interest

Idaho Core Standards and Smarter Balance
Short (12 minutes)
• online version

M
TI, Common Core, and Smarter Balance for Educators
downloadable webinar
facilitation guide

Common Core and Smarter Balance for Parents and Community
(20-30 minutes)
downloadable webinar