Teaching Conceptual Understanding
Cynthia Bell, Literacy Assistance Center, New York
Cynthia Bell (our Math Institute presenter from last year) presented on how to move beyond the basics of conceptual understanding and gain practical strategies for teaching it in your class, regardless of your level.
Cynthia Bell develops curriculum and specializes in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. She conducts numeracy workshops for ABE instructors and trainings in implementing the CCSS for mathematics for High School Equivalency (HSE) instructors. When she’s not training she is coaching instructors in the best practices of teaching and learning mathematics. She has presented at national, state and regional conferences, and is an active board member of ANN (Adult Numeracy Network) and the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).