A Year's Worth of Inquiry on Day OneDate: June 2011Location: AP Statistics Reading - Daytona, FloridaParticipant: William ThillDescription: For Best Practices Night at the 2011 AP Statistics reading, this presentation introduced AP Statistics teachers to the potential learning benefits of a survey of carefully chosen questions on the first day of class. The presentation and additional learning resources can be found at http://web.mac.com/statsmonkey/StatsMonkey/ReadBestPractice.html
Making Rich Tasks Work: Formative Assessment in ActionDate: July 30, 2011Location: Orlando, FL: NCTM Reasoning and Sense-Making Institute in HS AlgebraParticipant: William ThillDescription: To make rich tasks work in a mathematics classroom, teachers need to understand the mathematics of a task, identify possible student misconceptions and errors, plan on how to orchestrate student work/discussion, assess student learning, and provide productive feedback to learners. This workshop will give participants experience in this process.
Developing Reasoning and Sense Making Skills in High School AlgebraDate: July 30, 2011Location: Orlando, FL: NCTM Reasoning and Sense-Making Institute in HS AlgebraPresenter: Benjamin SinwellRethinking Algebra 1: Preparing Your Students for the Common Core StandardsDate: August 8-9, 2011Location: Fair Lawn Middle School, Fair Lawn, NJPresenter: Dianna SopalaDescription: This 2-day workshop will provide instructional strategies that develop cognitive skills, such as reasoning, sense making and problem solving. Upon conclusion of the 8 total hours of this workshop, you will have the tools to evaluate and support your students' thinking, and help them develop their own understanding of Algebra 1 concepts.
Rethinking Algebra 1: Preparing Your Students for the Common Core StandardsDate: September 27; October 15; and November 1, 2011Location: Wall High School, Wall, NJPresenters: Dianna Sopala and Angelo DeMattiaDescription: This workshop will provide instructional strategies that develop cognitive skills, such as reasoning, sense making and problem solving. Upon conclusion of the 8 total hours of this workshop, you will have the tools to evaluate and support your students' thinking, and help them develop their own understanding of Algebra 1 concepts.
Think Pair ShareDate: September, 2011Presenter: Rina ViramontesDescription: Viramontes presented the Think Pair Share strategy at the Scientifically Connected Communities (SC²) conference.
Modernizing Mathematics Through Technology and ContentDate: October 21, 2011Location: Maple Grove, MNPresenter: Katherine WilliamsDescription: At the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference 2011, Katherine spoke about how she blended a one-to-one program, a fully interactive Moodle, GoogleDocs, Google Sketch-up and Geogebra with arts-enriched projects.
Recursion for All: Using Different Hands-On Methods to Develop Reasoning and Sense Making SkillsDate: October 27, 2011Location: Charleston, SC: South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (SCCTM)Presenter: Benjamin SinwellDescription: Participants will engage in doing mathematics relevant to the high school classroom, looking at several mathematical tasks through the lens of developing students' reasoning and sense-making skills: (1) a hands-on way for students to create linear patterns and to develop their understanding of linear functions; (2) difference tables to find patterns and to gain a better understanding of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions; and (3) manipulatives to introduce and develop a deep understanding of recursive functions. Each task will be explored from a student's perspective, with discussion of how the teacher can facilitate classroom discussion to help students reason about and make sense of the mathematics. This workshop involves using graphing calculators and other technology.
NWMI Saturday WorkshopDate: November 19, 2011Location: Seattle, WAPresenters: Clint Chan, Joyce Frost, Bob Stein, Art Mabbott, Ashli Black, Jim KingDescription: Sessions at this workshop included "Sequencing Algebra 1 Topics," "M.C. Escher's Alhambra," "Seek and Ye Shall Find: Discovery in Mathematics," "I Only Twitter with Math Teachers," "The Cube Made Interesting," and "Cut Scores and the New EOC: Who Did This to Us and What Could They Have Been Thinking?"
Similarity UnitDate: November, 2011Presenter: Rina ViramontesDescription: Viramontes led a group of teachers through the development and implementation of a PCMI style unit on similarity.
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