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E-Seminars ANYTIME

  • See below for listing of E-Seminars ANYTIME by topic.
  • With the purchase of an E-Seminar ANYTIME, you will receive a recording of the E-Seminar, as well as a site facilitator guide.
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If you have suggestions of topics for E-Seminars that would be helpful to you and your colleagues, please email profdev@nctm.org.

E-Seminars ANYTIME


 

Can Writing Be the Missing Link for Mathematical Understanding? (Secondary)

Presenter: Connie Schrock,  Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
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Integrating writing with mathematical concepts is essential.  It promotes ownership, teaches the value of multiple approaches, contributes to equity, and helps students increase understanding.  In this E-Seminar you will learn many different writing activities that can be used enhance learning in mathematics.
 
  

Implementing the Grades 9-12 Common Core State Standards with NCTM Resources (9-12)

Presenter: Fred Dillon, Strongsville, OH

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Will you be implementing the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics (CCSSM) in your state? The CCSSM build on NCTM’s three decades of Standards work to define the mathematics that students need to know and be able to do. This session will focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in grades 9-12 with an emphasis on mathematical modeling, algebra, data analysis and reasoning and sense making. Find out more about the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, NCTM’s shared vision, and NCTM resources that can support you now and in the future.
 
 

 

Implementing the Grades 6-8 Common Core State Standards with NCTM Resources 

Presenter: Barbara Dougherty, Iowa State University

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 Will you be implementing the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics (CCSSM) in your state? The CCSSM build on NCTM’s three decades of Standards work to define the mathematics that students need to know and be able to do. This session will focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in grades 6-8 with an emphasis on ratio, proportional reasoning and algebra. Find out more about the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, NCTM’s shared vision, and NCTM resources that can support you now and in the future.
 
 
Assessment Considerations for RTI in Mathematics (General)
Presenter: David Pugalee, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
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 Response to Intervention (RTI) is a system through which early detection, prevention, and support identifies and assists students who are struggling. This session will emphasize assessment processes within this system including identification of essential skills and concepts, and the assessment tools and procedures that promote frequent use of data to improve student learning.  Discussion will highlight the role of progress monitoring within a multi-level system.
 
 
Mathematics Teaching and Student Learning: What Does the Research Say? (General)
Presenter: James Hiebert, University of Delaware
 
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 Research findings from the past seventy-five years offer some significant conclusions about classroom teaching and student learning. Although teaching makes a real difference in what students learn, what kind of teaching is most effective depends on what we want students to learn. Using data from international comparisons to illustrate key points, this seminar will explore emerging research on the relationships between teaching and learning.
 
 
Using Multiple Representation in Algebra (Grades 6-12)
Presenter: Edward C. Nolan, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
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Learn how to use multiple representations to help students in their problem solving. Examples will include solutions with multiple representations and how different representations can support different types of learners. Dynamic problems from Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 will demonstrate how representations allow students multiple access points to real world problems.
 
 
Applying Response to Intervention (RTI) in Mathematics to Support
ALL Learners (General)

Presenter: David Pugalee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Response to Intervention (RTI) is a system through which early detection, prevention, and support identifies and assists students who are struggling. This session will describe how this approach applies to mathematics and provide an overview on how the system promotes mathematics instruction that enables students to develop an understanding of content. The process of developing a three-tiered approach for mathematics intervention will be illustrated.

 
Preparing for the First Days of Mathematics Instruction and Beyond (Elementary)
Presenter: Susan Garthwaite, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
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This E-Seminar will help teachers create and support a mathematics community within their classrooms.  Ideas will be shared about how to prepare the physical space of the classroom.  In addition, teachers will learn how to begin building a classroom culture that supports discourse and students' mathematical understanding.

  
Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Role of Mathematical Tasks (K-12)
Presenter: Margaret S. Smith, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it.  Specifically, the seminar will focus on the cognitive demands of mathematical tasks, how these demands can change during instruction, and why maintaining the high level demands of tasks is critical to student learning.  Participants will have opportunity to engage in an analysis of two tasks, to analyze several short vignettes of classroom instruction, and to consider research that makes salient the impact of tasks on learning. 

  
Why Don’t My Students Have Number Sense? (Grades 6-8)
Presenter: Eric Milou, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 
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Workshop participants will be presented with methodology, activities, and strategies that can lead to improved number sense in students. The focus of this session will be to discuss the difference between and the relationship of computational proficiency and number sense.   Content included in the presentation will be whole number computation, fractions and decimals.
 
 
Using Jokes and Humor Effectively in the Mathematics Classroom (General Interest)
Presenter: Patrick Vennebush, NCTM, Reston, VA
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When used effectively, humor helps to create a positive environment for learning. In this seminar, we’ll explore how jokes can be used to help students retain information, illuminate concepts, and set the stage for problem solving. Come find out how many math teachers it takes to change a light bulb, and learn how to use this joke (and others) effectively with your students.
 
 
Developing Effective Instruction for Fractions, Ratios, and Proportional Thinking (Grades 4-8)
Presenter: Arlene Mitchell, RMC Research Corp., Denver, CO
 
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 Fractions are a rich part of mathematics and the understanding of fractions is essential for algebra and other advanced areas of mathematics.  Teaching fractions is both important and challenging, yet this complex topic causes more trouble for elementary and middle school students than any other area of mathematics.  Fractions tend to be manipulated by rote rather than making sense of the concepts and procedures.  Greater understanding of fractions, knowledge of students’ conceptions and misconceptions about fractions, and effective practices for teaching fractions are critically important for this challenging area of mathematics instruction.  This E-Seminar will concentrate on developing mathematical and instructional knowledge of fractions, ratios, and proportional thinking to improve students’ understanding of fractional concepts and procedures.

 


 

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