This professional development video ( video 1) from Minnesota Math and Science Teacher Academy Center in Region 11 presents an algebra training session on justification. Viewers watch Dr. Terry Wyberg, a methods professor at the University of Minnesota, discuss five statements after teachers have had an opportunity to decide if each statement is always, sometimes or never true and a reason why. Dr. Wyberg shares that in math a response of always or never mean you need justification. Justification is central to mathematics and even young children cannot learn mathematics without engaging in justification. He also presents information about the use of math conventions with the use of algebraic representation for his audience.


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