Opening Session with Tim Tyson
Is It Time to Upgrade? Making the Case for Change
Wednesday, November 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tyson explores some of the unprecedented changes that have taken place in the last 100 years, including the role of children and the nature of childhood, the transition from an agricultural society to an industrial society to the information age, and the impact of globalization on our lives. With the ever-increasing scope and pace of change, how do schools prepare students not just to be competitive in the job market they will face, but to lead and shape the future? Dr. Tyson makes the case for creating an educational framework that strives to make learning irresistible within a context that reveres a culture of personal best and requires meaningful contribution as the highest level of learning.
Growing Up Tech-Savvy: Digital Storytelling as Instructional and Assessment Tools
This session will address how students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their understanding of geometric and algebraic concepts. Students can take photos, collect them succinctly, and develop a digital story that portrays their knowledge through a short movie clip with actual voice or sound overlay.
Beyond Good Teaching: Meeting the Mathematical Needs of ELLs
This presentation will overview teaching mathematics to ELLs, focusing on describing stages of second-language development and implications for teaching secondary school mathematics. Video clips and lesson plans will illustrate examples of how ELLs at different English proficiency levels can engage in learning mathematics.
Thomas P. Dick
Technology as Lever for Reasoning and Sense Making in Mathematics
Technology can offer new opportunities for reasoning and sense making. The speakers will draw exemplars from throughout secondary school mathematics, including numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, functions and modeling, statistics, and probability. They will discuss guidelines for choosing and using classroom technology effectively.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice versus a Practice That Develops Young Mathematicians
Mathematicians thrive on inquiring and defending their solutions in communities of discourse and reflection. The speaker will use multiplication and its development as an example, with connections made to formative assessment, differentiation, and the Common Core Standards.
Mental Mathematics: Strategies for Teaching Number Facts and Beyond
Confidence with mental mathematics is essential for all, students through adults. This session will describe proven strategies that help ensure success with number facts for all four operations that can be extended to greater numbers. These strategies are successful in part because they make sense to students.
Steven J. Leinwand
Making Math Much More Accessible to Our Students
This fast-paced, upbeat presentation will identify and model a set of practical, easy-to-adopt instructional strategies that significantly enhance mathematical learning and retention at all grades. The speaker will look at how adopting a few daily routines can pay rich dividends in students' mastery.
Rudy V. Neufeld
Flip It Over and Multiply? What’s That?
The speaker will share strategies for conceptual development where one might say, "I know how to do it, but not why." Concepts include multiplying fractions and two-digit numbers, subtracting a negative, area of a trapezoid, algebraic thinking, and more. A CD and lesson plans will be distributed.
David M. Schwartz
Math Happens When Children Wonder about What They Read
The speaker's books inspire readers to raise questions and solve problems. This author of more than fifty children’s math and science books will demonstrate how teachers can encourage children to read, wonder, and do the math, all the while supporting the standards. He will share instructive, impressive, and hilarious students' work.
Teaching Troublesome Topics
Can place value be the key to teaching not only traditional algorithms but problem areas like measurement, elapsed time, money and fractions? Join best-selling the speaker as he explores an algebraic approach to teaching these troublesome topics.
Infectious Math: Epidemics as a Means to Teaching Math
The speaker will describe how he used epidemics study to introduce advanced math concepts from combinatorics, statistics, and calculus successfully to Clark County, Nevada, middle schoolers as part of the 2009 Alexander Dawson Foundation summer program.
J. Michael Shaughnessy
President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Portland State University
Empowering Students through Reasoning and Sense Making: Video Clips and Tasks
This session will share examples and new developments in NCTM’s ongoing high school initiative on reasoning and sense making. Participants will discuss video clips of students engaged in reasoning, students' work samples gathered with Live Scribe Pens, and a collection of newly developed reasoning tasks available on NCTM's Web site.