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Program and Presentations

2013 Regional Conference in Baltimore 

Over 200 Sessions and Workshops Await You in Baltimore

Choose from more than 200 presentations targeted to grade levels and to special topics such as:

  • Common Core State Standards, including Standards for Math Practices
  • Assessments
  • Technology to support mathematics connections
  • 21st-century learning in the math classroom
  • Differentiating instruction for students with special needs, English language learners, and gifted and talented students

Whether you’re a classroom teacher, administrator, math specialist, or teacher-in-training, you’ll find the topics that interest you and plenty of choices for your grade level.

Featured Presentations 

Formats and Presentation Types 

Learn ↔ Reflect Strand 

Topics 

Online Conference Planner 

Justify Your Attendance 


Featured Presentations

Sten Odenwald 

Opening Session
Wednesday, October 16

Sten Odenwald, National Institute of Aerospace; Hampton, Virginia
How to Explore the Cosmos with Just a Little Math! 

To understand the cosmos you need a lot of math. Astrophysics and cosmology offer a rich tapestry of math challenges for your students! From the Big Bang to the present time we will look at some of the math you encounter along the way. These mathematical interludes provide some astonishing insights into how this huge system works.

Get Inspired By Leaders in Mathematics  

Suzanne Alejandre
The Math Forum @ Drexel
Moving Beyond the Right Answer: Developing Students’ Math Communication Skills 

William Barnes
Howard County Public School System, Maryland
Incredible Math Tasks! Developing the Standards for Mathematical Practices 

Gail Burrill
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Michigan State University
Building Coherence: CCSS Learning Trajectories in Algebra 

Marcy Cook
Consultant
Mathematical Problem Solving: The Thinking Sport 

Fred Dillon
Consultant
Ours IS to Reason Why When We Invert and Multiply 

Francis (Skip) Fennell
McDaniel College
Fraction Sense— How do we get there?  

Gail Kaplan
Towson University
Stimulating Games/Puzzles to Implement Common Core Based Explorations 

Henry Kepner
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Implementing Mathematical Practices - Does Your Classroom Look Like This?  

Eric Milou
Rowan University
Examining the Fanatical Fraction Focus in the Common Core 

Connie Schrock
Emporia State University
Great Tasks to Encourage your Students to Demonstrate the Practices 

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Formats and Presentation Types

Sessions 
With a wide variety of topics, new ideas, and innovations for your classroom, you and your students will benefit from the wide selection of sessions. Both sessions and research sessions will be 60 minutes and set in theater-style rooms.

Gallery Workshops
Gallery workshops are 90 minutes long and allow attendees to participate in hands-on activities, with additional gallery seating for observers. You’ll walk away with manipulatives, activities, and handouts for your classroom. 

Exhibitor Workshops 
Looking for more in-depth and personal interaction with exhibitors? If you do, plan to attend the Exhibitor Workshops. Held on Thursday and Friday, these workshops showcase exhibitors' products and services, with hands-on demonstrations and detailed information. You’ll find these presentations marked in program books with the symbol Exhibitor Workshops.

Note: All presentations are open to conference participants. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserving spaces in line or saving seats is not permitted.  

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Topics

The program will cover an array of topics including some of the latest hot topics today, such as:

  • Response to Intervention
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Technology
  • And more!

In addition to new topics of discussion, presentations will also cover principles, standards, and other areas for professional development, including:

  • Algebra 
  • Assessment
  • Calculus & Discrete Mathematics
  • Communication, Connections, &  Representation
  • Data Analysis & Probability
  • Equity & Diversity Issues
  • Geometry & Measurement
  • Number & Operations
  • Problem Solving & Reasoning
  • Professional Development, Coaching, and Mentoring

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Justify Your Attendance

We know that finding the time and the funds for your professional development is tough these days; our goal is to make the process easier for you. Garner support for attending the conference by using a template that explains what the conference is and how you can benefit from attending.

Conference Letter (PDF version / Word version)

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