Math Forum Ignite Talks

Ever wondered what the Math Forum is all about? What makes us passionate? What IGNITES us? Now you can find out!

See how well we do with 20 PowerPoint slides advancing every 15 seconds, whether we're ready or not.

NCTM 2016

Annie Fetter: An Alternative to SWBAT
 
Links to all speakers: 2016 Ignite Talks in San Francisco, CA


Marilyn Strutchens gives her talk, Equitable Pedagogy: The Key to Students' Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making.

NCSM 2016

Links to all speakers: 2016 Ignite Talks in Oakland, CA


Erin Igo gives her talk, Patience.

CMC-North 2015

Annie Fetter: Hidden Decision-Making in the Math Classroom
 
Max Ray-Riek: Tweet Me, Maybe?
 
CMC-North Ignite Talks 2015 Unedited: The complete, unedited video of the whole session (no PowerPoint) and Steve Weimar's between-talk commentary.
 
Links to all speakers: 2015 Ignite Talks at Asilomar


Our fabulous Igniters are ready to rock Asilomar!

CMC-South 2015

Links to all speakers: 2015 Ignite Talks at CMC - South


Matt Larson in Palm Springs.

2015 NCTM Regionals

Max Ray-Riek: Three Reasons Not to Listen to Me Talk About Technology in Algebra Class
 
Max Ray-Riek and Annie Fetter: Max and Annie's Minnesota Adventure
 
Links to speakers: 2015 NCTM Regionals


Annie (in the role of Christopher Danielson) and Max giving their Ignite talk in Minneapolis.

NCTM 2015

Max Ray-Riek: Thinking, not Thoughts
Annie Fetter: Sense Making: It isn't Just for Literacy Anymore
 
2015 NCTM Annual Meeting - Ignite Session: The complete, unedited video of the whole session with Diane Briar's intro and her between-talk "Two Truths and a Lie" commentary.
 
Links to all speakers: 2015 Ignite Talks in Boston, MA


Suzanne giving last minute instructions
to the NCTM Ignite speakers in the Grand Ballroom.

NCSM 2015

Annie Fetter: Should You Roll Your Own? And Other Questions from a Pre-Service Elementary Teacher
Max Ray-Riek: What We Talk About When We Talk About Teaching
 
Links to all speakers: 2015 Ignite Talks in Boston, MA


Ignite ribbons that Annie made on the plane ride to Boston, MA

CMC-North 2014

Annie Fetter: The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get
Max Ray: Math Teachers: The Key to Ending Racism
 
CMC-North Ignite Talks 2014 Unedited: The complete, unedited video of the whole session (no PowerPoint) with Dan Meyer's introduction and between-talk commentary featuring Two Truths and a Lie.
 
Links to all speakers: 2014 Ignite Talks at Asilomar


The Ignite speakers psyching up for their presentations!

UCTM 2014

Max Ray: Look, Mom! I'm a Mathematician!
Annie Fetter: Technology. Why Bother?
 
Links to all speakers: 2014 Ignite Talks in Layton, Utah


Ignite session at the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM), Layton, Utah

AMTNJ 2014

Annie Fetter: "Use Appropriate Tools Strategically." Huh?
Max Ray: Concept, Method, Procedure
 
Links to all speakers: 2014 Ignite Talks in New Brunswick, New Jersey


Max Ray presenting in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

NCSM 2014

Max Ray: Teaching Isn't Rocket Science. It's Harder.
Annie Fetter: You Call That Math?
 
Links to all speakers: 2014 Ignite Talks in New Orleans, Louisiana


Steve Rasmussen emceeing the New Orleans NCSM Ignite session

CMC-North 2013

Max Ray: Keep Your Head Up and... Listening is Hard
Annie Fetter: Who Cares? (About What?)
 
CMC-North Ignite Talks 2013 Unedited: The complete, unedited video of the whole session (no PowerPoint) and Steve Rasmussen's between-talk commentary.
 
Links to all ten speakers: 2013 Ignite Talks at Asilomar

NCSM 2012 [video now posted to Math Forum YouTube channel]

Max Ray: Fun with Trig Identities
Annie Fetter: The Teacher I Would Have Been
Steve Weimar: What do we 'no'?


Annie in Philadelphia

CMC-North 2012 [video now posted to Math Forum YouTube channel]

Suzanne Alejandre: Unsilence Students' Voices


Suzanne in Asilomar, CA

NCTM 2011 [videos now posted to Math Forum YouTube channel]

Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction
Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice?
Steve Weimar: Why Did You Do That?


Max, Annie, Steve in Indianapolis

 
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