Caren Holtzman and Rusty Bresser, “Shifting to a Number Sense Approach”
Released April 26th, 2019
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Rusty Bresser is a lecturer and supervisor of teacher education at the University of California at San Diego. He has been an educator for more than thirty-five years and is interested in issues of equity and social justice in the areas of mathematics and science education. Rusty is the author of numerous professional learning articles and books. He is a recipient of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award.
Caren Holtzman teaches in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California at San Diego and is the Director of UCSD’s Partners At Learning (PAL) Program. Prior to arriving at UCSD, Caren was an elementary classroom teacher for ten years. Caren is the author of several children’s books and math resource books for teachers. She is a recipient of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award.
This month’s podcast episode was recorded live at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference and features educators Caren Holtzman and Rusty Bresser. Caren and Rusty are both recipients of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, recognizing teaching excellence in University of California San Diego’s faculty. They have authored several publications, including Math Workshop Essentials: Developing Number Sense Through Routines, Focus Lessons, and Learning Stations.