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Buckley’s Sarah Brown Presents At Math Conference

Buckley teacher Sarah Brown gave a presentation at a recent state math conference about her experience in the Bridges Program (which was the subject of an earlier story on our website.)

The conference -- hosted by ATOMIC, which stand for Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut -- was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell and attracted about 500 people attended.

Sarah was joined in her presentation by Madelynn Williams Colonnese and Megan Staples of UConn, and Jillian Cavanna, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University.

The entire two-year Bridges program was focused on improving instruction around Mathematical Practice 3 (MP3), which is part of the Common Core and refers to “constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others” in mathematics.

Sarah’s class was chosen to be filmed doing argumentation during a fraction unit and later she was asked to present with Dr. Staples and her team on the argumentation behavioral progression chart that she had created to help her students with developing respectful behaviors during argumentation. 


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