2023 National Conference Keynote Speeches

Dr. Anderson Norton

Dr. Norton frames mathematics as a product of psychology, and more specifically, as a coordination of mental actions. Following a Piagetian perspective, mathematical operations are characterized as mental actions that are reversible and composable, thus rendering them both reliable and fruitful.

Dr. Beth MacDonald &
Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Drs. MacDonald and Thomas provide an overview of the structure and dive deep into portions of their new book, Teaching Mathematics Conceptually: Guiding Instructional Principles for 5–10-year-olds. Throughout this keynote address, Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Thomas discuss some of the unique contributions this book provides by diving deeper into four key chapters.

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