"We will explore the use of non-routine problems to engage students and help them become better problem solvers. The problems align with middle school content and Common Core practice standards. Participants will receive several problems that promote productive struggle, creativity and positive dispositions. Student work will be shared."

"We will explore how we use manipulatives and models to assist our students in developing their algebraic thinking. We will focus on areas such as writing expressions, creating equations, and solving equations (including systems) through a conceptual and visual manner before focusing on algorithms and symbolic manipulation."

Getting students to create multiple representations and connect the key features of the representations is a strategy that teachers can develop in students to give them a pathway when they are stumped and don't know how to proceed. The focus will be on how different representations can help students persevere and make sense of the mathematics.

"How can effective Number Talk routines be adapted to meet the needs of secondary classrooms? Explore strategies and resources for implementing Math Talks in grades 6-12. See how Math Talks can provide opportunities for students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas, reasoning, and arguments within a concise, organized classroom structure."

Teachers will engage in three specific strategies and games that focus attention on learning and maintaining basic addition facts based on Common Core State Standards. Hands-on models as well as visual aids help to bridge the learning of basic facts. Appropriate language engages all learners and aids in making sense of mathematics.

Do your students find algebra scary? Do your students recognise that arithmetic and algebra are indeed the same? Do your students see algebraic terms as pictures or just something that has no meaning? Here are some wonderful innovative ways of not only learning and understanding algebra but also to appreciating the beauty of this language.

"During this quick session participants will play four key math games and experience how student math talk and having students articulate their thinking during game play empowers them. Having students share their strategies helps improve their performance. Games, student sample's and assessment pieces will be shared."

"This interactive session will engage participants as learners in the mathematics classroom. A specific lesson will be shared with opportunities for discussion from the audience. Formative Assessment, cooperative group strategies and student reflection will be included in the lesson."

"As a former Title I teacher, I requested to work with struggling students who failed mathematics. Many of the students were ELLs and/or economically disadvantaged. This presentation will showcase techniques that supported their mathematical and emotional development, transforming the instructor from teacher to maestra--a term of endearment."

"For years I have been teaching math with the theme; 'Building Bridges'. When I introduce myself and my passion for bridges, I establish expectations for the year, create a foundation of common purpose and invite students to contribute their diverse thinking. Building Bridges creates an atmosphere of student engagement and collaborative learning."

"Rich, open-ended mathematical tasks are the starting point to encouraging students to think deeply about the mathematics. Encouraging students to reflect on their thinking by creating a 'thinkering map' assists students in persevering through the process. Teachers also use the map to monitor student progress and adjustments to instruction."

"Elementary students struggle with the concept of place value, and often do not have a true understanding of what place value actually means. In this session, participants will experience hands-on activities to deepen understanding of the value of place. Participants will leave this session with strategies that will reach all learners."

"The presentation will focus on the design & implementation of the portfolio projects These projects are used as formative & summative assessments in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 & Trig/Precalc classes. All materials will be shared via a Google folders."

"Come learn about our students' favorite formative assessments. These are quick and easy to implement, allow students to take risks, and empower students to take ownership of the learning process. Both immediate and long-term interventions will be discussed."

"Groupwork provides opportunities to learn communication and collaboration skills, but how can we ensure all students are engaging with the content during groupwork? Groupworthy tasks provide structures needed for students to participate equally with the content and practice such social skills. Learn how to incorporate them in your instruction!"

This session includes a demonstration of visual aids for developing powerful mental strategies that begin with addition and subtraction number facts and broaden as they extend to greater numbers. We will discuss how these strategies can help students with learning differences and language barriers. Educators will leave with a range of activities.

"This session will highlight some of the cross-curricular projects in our Geometry & Algebra 2 classes. Our projects not only ask the students to collaborate on the math concepts at hand, but to be advocates for national & local social issues. Through these projects, we ask the students to stand in solidarity with a vulnerable community."

"A number of universities have adopted a technology based instruction of freshman mathematics courses. The format we have adopted is a variant of the emporium model, and it focuses on increased interaction between the students and teacher in the classroom. The student success, persistence, and student retention based on 3 year data is reported."

Lesson study is a dynamic professional development activity. Lessons are designed within a social justice context while reflecting research on culturally relevant pedagogy and NCTM's teaching and learning strategies. Observed lessons focus on what students are saying and doing. The goals are improved instruction and deeper student learning.

Participants will follow the presenter's journey as master curriculum designer and lead teacher of Khan Academy's lab school and learn the strategies used to help students take a front seat in their own math education. Participants will learn to curate math skills within meaningful applied learning projects and use effective independence tools.

"Many schools now require teachers to create Learning Goals and Scales to increase student growth. This presentation shares how I created, tested, and organized a system for implementing this strategy in a consistent and trackable way. Learn how to create, pre-assess, differentiate, post-assess and document student learning with specific scales."

"Do you have tech in your classroom? Interested to find out how to go beyond using it as a digital worksheet or for skill & drill type practice? The real power of having tech is using it for students to show their thinking to their teachers, others, and beyond. Use this thinking to inform teaching and make in the moment instructional decisions."

"This session will focus on supporting students and maximizing access to mathematical understanding. Strategies will be shared on how to utilize effective questioning, engage students in productive discourse, and provide opportunities for students to develop more productive dispositions toward mathematics."

"A partnership between university and high school level teachers is described which focuses on a piloted, application-based course called Math and Sports. The course is innovative in content and approach, providing students with collegiate style material in a high school setting and exposing underrepresented groups to mathematical modeling."

"Discouraged? Beginning to wonder if you truly can reach every single student? Regain inspiration and motivation by using researched based, results-driven strategies you can implement the next day in class! Begin using techniques such as storytelling for memorization, concentric circles and target in the middle for pre and post assessments."

Participants will learn questioning strategies to use when modeling the thinking involved in problem solving. The questioning will guide students through the thought process used to develop an understanding of how to approach word problems.

Math class needs relevance. Enter transportation themed STEM. We'll show you engaging strategies to make math more applicable by engaging students in role play as transportation professionals. Transportation is ripe with possibilities for curricular ties and student engagement. We'll build lessons and gain access to transportation pros!

"This study explored how secondary students' perceptions about using mathematics for social justice changed as students engaged in a statistical lesson focused on school climate. Students analyzed an existing study on LGBTQ harassment, modified it, conducted their own study, created visual data displays, and planned ways to lower harassment locally."

"PBL is a framework for all students. Project or Problem Based Learning allows students to grapple with a real problem while also learning content. The entry points into the situation allows all students to have access while the process supports diverse students needs. In this session, you will learn about PBLs for K to 12th grade."

"Competition is a powerful tool to overcome students' fear of math, develop their problem solving and math communication skills. Participants will be introduced to different types of competitions as well as strategies of building friendly and energizing environment to benefit all students."

"A wide body of research points to the efficacy of concept invention and productive failure (PF) prior to learning a topic (Schwartz & Martin, 2004; Kapur, 2016). This session will discuss a pilot study involving PF in a flipped mathematics classroom at Rutgers University. A particular focus will be placed on designing for PF."

"Identifying, creating and facilitating worthwhile mathematical tasks for all our students are part of our duties as educators at all grade levels. Participants will engage in different types of tasks and reflect on their commonalities and differences, creating a working framework for 'rigorous but accessible to all' tasks."

"We all know our students learn at different rates, that some need more help and others could be moving much more quickly than we let them. The problem for many of us is that we just can't figure out how to manage that in our classrooms. How do you run a classroom where each student is working on a different thing at a different speed?"

"During this session we will get you up and moving while we show you a wealth of online math music resources, discuss ways to build and assess fact fluency, examine metacognitive strategies for problem solving, and explain how to structure your intervention programs with music and dance to allow for more engagement from your most reluctant learners!"

"Making connections between concepts not only enhances brain development, but also importantly links scientific and mathematical analysis to real-world problem solving. Explore hands-on techniques that promote discovery, encourage pattern recognition and growth mindsets, and will empower students to create innovative problem solving strategies."

What can teachers do to help students deepen their understanding of new math knowledge? This session will provide ideas for participants to look at teaching math in a different way. The emphasis is placed on collaboration and hands-on learning through movement. Activities are designed around the student becoming the math manipulative.

"When problem solving, do your kids struggle to explain the affordances of different strategies or why they chose a certain strategy? Be engaged on how to design and use 'Contrasting Examples' to support learners notice, compare and make connections between concepts and procedures in algebra. Strategies to promote knowledge transfer will be modeled."

"Participants will learn how to identify common math errors of students with learning problems. In addition to conducting an error analysis, individuals attending this session will learn how to implement alternative algorithmic techniques for teaching basic operations and explicitly teach mathematical concepts through strategy instruction."

"Participants will gain an understanding of the current research in critical thinking as it relates to kindergarteners and ways to promote it using a protocol, coin money, 3 intellectual standards of thinking, children's literature, and the traditional math content taught in the kindergarten grade."

"A complete math unit will be presented including: I Can Sheets, formative assessments, summative assessments, remediation, descriptive rubrics and standards based grading. More time will be spent discussing descriptive rubrics."

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that provides access for students to respond in the manner they feel most comfortable. Math has traditionally lent itself to working only with paper and not allowing students to use digital tools that allow them to succed. We will explore digital tools tools and UDL principles to empower students.

"Students come to us with misconceptions from their everyday experiences or their own interpretations of what is taught. We must surface, understand, and use these ideas to bridge between where students are to where they need to be to achieve conceptual understanding. Come explore the use of formative assessment probes to uncover student ideas!"

"Students come to us with misconceptions from their everyday experiences or their own interpretations of what is taught. We must surface, understand, and use these ideas to bridge between where students are to where they need to be to achieve conceptual understanding. Come explore the use of formative assessment probes to uncover student ideas!"

"Brain research has shown that students switch task when trying to note-take, listen, and visually assess information, resulting in less effective performance. By creating a new way to engage interactively, educators can eliminate the need for switch-tasking and activate the brain to enhance learning and memory function."

One of the challenges of a Math teacher is to keep every students engage and monitor every students understanding in a 50-minute class period. The use of technology as a tool to gather student's understanding in a short time will provide teachers opportunity to know which of the students are proficient and which needs extra support in one hub.

"How many times do you say 'There just isn't enough time to get it all done?' As teachers, we know time is valuable. We are always looking for ways to effectively teach a variety of content throughout the day. Participants will learn how to effectively use children's literature to teach mathematics. Presenters will model and provide example lessons."

"The session will focus on how to use movement and the classroom environment to teach mathematics. Specifically, the room will be turned into a coordinate grid in which the audience can participate in using their bodies to plot coordinate points, create lines, and practice transformations."

Increasing access and understanding of ratios is possible with the use of Cuisenaire rods. Participants will actively explore how to use these rods to help students develop a deeper sense of ratios through linear discoveries. The rods can increase access to quality mathematics instruction by providing ELLs with a way to visualize ratio concepts.

"This session will focus on five common mathematical terms used in math classrooms: equal to, PEMDAS, improper fractions, FOIL, and reduce fractions, as well as the general term 'show your work.' Participants will be challenged to think about why these terms are misleading and what terms or methods can be used instead."