Past Recordings

Using Math to Make Sense of Our World: Pandemics, Viruses, and Our Actions

Presented by: David Barnes, Beth Kobett, Jeff Shih, Sarah Bush, Dan Teague,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Our world has changed with the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 and mathematics provides a tool to better understand what is happening, why we are acting differently, and how to use mathematics and statistics to consider various statements about the situation. Spanning elementary through high school we will consider ways to engage in understanding the situation using mathematics.

Vulnerability as Self-Care

Presented by: Laila Nur,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Not much can prepare us for the emotional strength and investment that is required to be an educator. We give so much. The emotional toll of teaching can cause us to suppress “negative” emotions as a defense mechanism, but this does more harm than good. This session will work to create a safe space for us to process, reframe, and learn how to share those emotions as an act of vulnerability for our own self-care.

Discover and Leverage Your Students' Strengths through Powerful Asset-Based Instructional Design

Presented by: Beth Kobett,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, PreK to 2nd

We have been traditionally taught to identify and remediate students' mathematical misconceptions and weaknesses. This session is about reframing students' mathematical learning opportunities by identifying students' strengths to develop powerful and strategic learning opportunities that capitalize on those strengths to build mathematical success.

Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions: Overcoming the Challenges

Presented by: Margaret (Peg) Smith,
Grades: 6th to 8th

The 5 Practices - anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting - provide a model for effectively using student responses in whole class discussions. Enacting the model, however, is not easy. This session will focus on identifying the challenges associated with the 5P's and providing insights on how to address those challenges.

The Five Practices in Practice: Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions in High School

Presented by: Mike Steele,
Grades: High School

Productive mathematics conversations around rich high school mathematics content are possible with each and every learner! We share brand new video and resources to explore the five practices for productive mathematics discussions - anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting - and how they come to life in the classroom.

Division by Zero: The Math, the Myth, and the Legend

Presented by: Joann Barnett,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

Our students ask, 'Why can't you divide by zero?' Even if the calculator is used as the authority, the 'Division by Zero Error' result is not enough to convince our students nor help them understand why you can't. In this workshop we will use hands-on, contextual problems to help students understand that there's more to this than 'You just can't.'

It's Not Always Simple to Make a Problem Simpler: Seeking Connections That Aren't Apparent

Presented by: William Speer,
Grades: 6th to 8th

This session explores the problem-solving strategy of 'Make It Simpler' in a context that goes far beyond only using more convenient numbers. Problems that do not appear to have clear pathways to solution are used to illustrate how 'making it simpler' through metaphor and context shifts can lead to increased discourse and deeper comprehension.

Recommendations for Statistics in the Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Teachers

Presented by: Gail Burrill, Chris Franklin,
Grades: High School

Catalyzing Change recommends essential statistical concepts as part of the curriculum for every high school student, building on the foundation laid in the middle grades. The challenge: statistics is different from mathematics. What do we need to know to teach statistics well? What is important and how should we think about teaching it?

Your Mathematics Heart and Soul: Living the Quadrant II Life!

Presented by: Timothy Kanold,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

You choose the teaching profession, promising to be a force for positive change. Yes! And then you wonder, 'How do I show up every day and maintain a positive mindset?' 'How do I develop academic self-efficacy in mathematics, and avoid burnout? In this inspirational session, you will examine the secret to sustaining a healthy professional life!

The 5 Practices in Practice: Taking on Classroom Challenges

Presented by: Victoria Bill,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

One of the five practices of orchestrating discussions, anticipating, will be the focus. Consideration will be given to strategies students use when solving a challenging task; how to respond to student work; and which student strategies address the mathematics to be learned. Challenges and how to address them will be considered.

Solving the Problematic: Creating Tasks, Lessons, and Projects That Model Our Actual, Messy World

Presented by: Carl Oliver,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

Modelling helps students apply math, are they applying it in the world they actually live in? Learn how to use math to explore systems from our world, even the messy ones. Pull ideas from tested examples, find topics that are relevant for your students, discuss best practices and cautions for designing your own routines, lessons, and projects.

How We Move from Equality to Equity and Justice in Mathematics Teaching

Presented by: José Vilson, Marian Dingle,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

How do we move towards equity for all of our children? We will discuss how our schools can redistribute power in and out of the classroom. We include issues of community, reparations, and the work we must do to assure our students have supportive environments. We pay special attention to issues of culture and diversity from multiple lenses.

Engaging Families in Math Fact Fluency

Presented by: Jennifer Bay-Williams,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Are you creating positive change by teaching basic facts with strategies and games, while eliminating timed tests? Then parent outreach is essential! Parents need to know why traditional fact activities are changing. Come explore a collection ways to help parents see the value of a strategy-based approach and better support their child's fluency.

The Future of Mathematics Education: Using Artificial Intelligence to Provide Efficient Feedback

Presented by: Hilary Kreisberg, Cristina Heffernan,
Grades: 6th to 8th

Daily communication has become easier and quicker with the help of smart technology. Suggested replies and text messages allow us to easily click and send rather than spending time writing. In this workshop, you will learn about how artificial intelligence is advancing the mathematics education field and how you can play a role.

Problems to Ponder: You Know You Have a Really Good Problem for You and Your Students When . . .

Presented by: J. Michael Shaughnessy,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

In this session I propose to share with the participants some of the best 'Problems to Ponder' that I have encountered and used with many different groups of students and teachers for more than 40 years--with elementary, middle, and secondary math teachers, perspective teachers and their students! Participants will engage in collaborative pondering.

Challenging Dis/Abilities: Leveraging the Potential of All Students as Math Problem Solvers

Presented by: Cathery Yeh, Emilia Frias, Melissa Brennan, Brian R. Lawler, Bryan Meyer,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

How can I leverage the potential of ALL students, including students with dis/abilities, as problem solvers and risk takers? Come engage in math play and learn how to adapt current math curriculum to promote deeper engagement in math concepts and account for and leverage student differences. This session is for general and special educators.

Resiliency, Creativity, and Adaptations: Telling our Stories

Presented by: Robert Q. Berry III,

The current context has demonstrated the importance of building resilience in a rapidly changing landscape. While many of us face challenges, such as quickly adapting the ways we teach, adapting work responsibilities with family responsibilities, and adapting approaches to engage in self-care and connecting to others. We are incredibly resilient, and the current context reminds us that we are preparing learners for an unpredictable world requiring informed decision making, creative problem solving, and adaptability. This webinar focuses on stories of resiliency, creativity, and adaptations.

From Knowns to Unknowns: A journey into Teaching Mathematics

Presented by: Trena Wilkerson,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Webinar description: For me teaching has been a journey encountering things I knew would happen and then at times, things that were unknown. Knowns may be our students, our goals, or our purpose in teaching. Unknowns might include changes in curriculum and assessment, life experiences, and global events such as we are experiencing now. All these happenings shape us as individuals, as a learning community, and as teachers of mathematics. Join me in exploring this journey and ways NCTM can connect, support, and grow our mathematics teaching and learning community in the knowns and in the unknowns.

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