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The Math Forum community has been developing mathematical communication and problem solving skills every day since 1992. Attend one of our sessions to learn more about the specific work we are doing to help improve mathematics education.

Jason Silverman
Research Presession
Interactive Paper Session, Supporting Teachers' Understandings of Function through Online PD

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Convention Center, Room 110

Hope Yursa and Jason Silverman
Session 143
PLC: The Practices, the Lessons, the Collaborative

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A-C
  • Grade Band Audience: General Interest/All Audiences
  • Learn how you can bring the mathematical practices to life while crafting research lessons as a member of our online lesson study collaborative. This PLC values teachers as professionals and offers intellectually stimulating opportunities to increase math knowledge for teaching with a focus on student understanding

Valerie Klein -- @mathforumFinEd
Session 482
When Reasoning Matters: Using Mathematical Thinking to Make Financial Decisions

  • Friday, April 19, 2013: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall F/G
  • Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, 6 to 8
  • We will use financial choices to explore the various ways that individuals use problem-solving skills to make real-world decisions. We will then examine the value of mathematical thinking and reasoning in convincing others that our decision was “good.” I will share free resources to incorporate real-world contexts in math lessons.

Erin Igo and Beth Nickle
Session 531 [agenda/handouts]
Our iPad Story: Helping Our Students Develop Their Practice

  • Friday, April 19, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom 4
  • Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8
  • Sustainable student learning happens when students’ abilities are validated, explored, and challenged in an environment that fosters student discourse. We'll share how we've been using iPad video features in middle school math classrooms to develop students' accountable talk and deepen students' mathematical practices.

Suzanne Alejandre -- @sumaczanne
Erin Igo and Beth Nickle
Session 586 [agenda/handouts]
Moving Beyond the Right Answer: Developing Students’ Math Communication Skills

  • Friday, April 19, 2013: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Convention Center, Room 601
  • Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8, 3 to 5
  • The Math Forum’s rubric emphasizes a combination of good problem solving and strong mathematical communication. We score in six areas, including interpretation, strategy, accuracy, completeness, clarity, and reflection. We’ll share stories from online and classroom exchanges of our efforts to help students develop mathematical communication skills.

Cheryl Fricchione and Diane Austin
Session 680
An Invitation to Experience Online Lesson Study Firsthand

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013: 9:45 AM-11:00 AM
  • Convention Center, Room 607
  • Target Audience: Preservice and Inservice
  • Are you interested in lesson study but lack the support system and resources necessary to participate? Connect with other teachers just like you and form lesson study groups that will interact online synchronously and asynchronously.

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