## Note -Session 24 - change in presenter## Sessions & Workshops: Thursday, October 20
## 10:15 – 11:15
Participants will explore metacognition as it pertains to developing self-regulated learners in the primary and elementary mathematics classroom. Participants will examine best practices when introducing metacognitive strategies to young students. Practical information for immediate use in the classroom, as well as current research will round out this session.
In the increasingly technological world of the 21st century the ability to think critically, construct and analyze arguments is a vital skill. We are required to process ever-growing amounts of increasingly complex information. It is often said that mathematics provides tools for making sense of the world around us. Can mathematical argumentation help us to make sense of the kinds of arguments made in popular scientific journals, marketing ads, general media or politics? In this talk I will use examples from middle school mathematics and from the contemporary media to compare and contrast the modes of argumentation commonly used in them. I will illuminate the similarities and differences between the two modes of reasoning, and make suggestions for how teachers can help students develop argumentation and critical thinking skills in the mathematics classroom and beyond. 10:15 – 11:45
Formative assessment is useful for many purposes: engaging and evaluating students, preparing them for summative assessments, and assessing how a course or unit is progressing. This session will explore a variety of simple and effective formative assessment techniques that not only provide information about students' knowledge and skills at a given point in time, but also gives timely feedback that teachers can use to make instructional adjustments.
Attendees will participate and engage in hands-on activities (manipulatives) that will integrate mathematics, science, social studies, and art. The presenters will provide handouts which will include all resources used in the presentation.
7 Family Math Night To Go! Frost PK-5 Heidi Belle-Isle, Conway School District, NHIf you are looking for an educational, fun, easy, and affordable family night, this presentation is for you. Participants in this workshop will leave with almost everything they need to put on a successful family math night. Presentation material can also be used as an exciting addition to your math curriculum. All activities are linked to Common Core Standards. This is a hands-on presentation, so be ready to play and have fun!
How do we help our students “makes sense of problems and persevere in solving them” (i.e. SMP1)? The first step is interpreting the problem. Yet, one of the greatest challenges for students is reading a complicated mathematical situation, making sense of it, and choosing a pathway to start working on the problem. In this session, we will identify what makes reading a math problem difficult and what successful math doers pay attention to when reading a problem. Participants will experience Three-Reads, an instructional routine designed to develop student capacity to read and interpret word problems. They will leave this session ready to implement the routine in their own classroom.
Is it possible to deliver engaging, research-based, quality instruction and test-preparedness at the same time? Absolutely! This hands-on workshop highlights practical, adaptable research-based instructional tools that can be used year-long to promote critical thinking, reasoning skills, and student ownership into the test-prep process. The lesson structures and resources provided in this workshop are grounded in the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards. The goal of this session is to share engaging research-based strategies that promote discourse which teachers can use all year long. This workshop is for the educator who wants to move beyond reviewing answer choices as a means for test-readiness.
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. Scratch is an easy-to-use block programming language that engages students, both young and old, in the creation of interactive stories, animations, games, music & art. When people learn to code in Scratch they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Many computational and mathematical ideas are built into the Scratch experience, such as number sense, angles, decimals, concepts of size and scale, directionality, variables, coordinates, randomness and also core computational concepts such as iteration, parallelism & conditionals. When students create in Scratch, problem-solving and problem-finding opportunities naturally arise. This workshop will introduce you to Scratch and give you an opportunity to take it for a spin. Bring your laptop! (not yet tablet compatible)
It's a fact, immediate feedback improves learning. A recently completed $3.5 million study shows that when teachers use ASSISTments for their assignments and students receive immediate feedback on the problems (GREEN CHECKS and RED X's), their learning increase is greater than those students that did not receive immediate feedback. The learning increase is even greater when the teachers use the information in the REPORTS to plan lessons and drive instruction. Learn how easy it is to make skill practice, homework, classwork, exit cards, and tests more effective using the free, online tool from Worcester Polytechnic Institute called ASSISTments.
Have you gotten some experience with Desmos.com but never made it much past the calculator? Have you used some Desmos teacher activities but want to craft something specifically for your students? This workshop is for you! Bring your laptop and get ready to learn how to craft a rich Desmos activity perfect for your classroom. Desmos activities are great for exploring, reinforcement, and just having fun with math. All that's required is a laptop/chromebook and a Google account. See an example of the presenter's work here: goo.gl/9RZwHw.
The CCSS for geometry state that “The concepts of congruence, similarity, and symmetry can be understood from the perspective of geometric transformation. Fundamental are the rigid motions: translations, rotations, reflections, and combinations of these.” The standards then continue to describe what is needed in the middle school to prepare students for later experiences with these geometric concepts. This session will present some examples of learning activities involving these isometries that can be done with middle and high school students.
11:30 – 12:30
There are so many apps out there, but what apps are the best for the elementary mathematics classroom? Participants will learn the best apps to use to allow students to collaborate and communicate mathematical thinking. They will have the opportunity to see models of students interacting with engaging technology that enhances the understanding of math concepts.
Wow! Students are doing amazing things with their creativity and their math notebooks. See sample student notebooks and learn how math teachers are using them.
This talk is dedicated to the memory of Frank Kelley. The Simplex company makes a combination lock that has an advertised "thousands of combinations.'' How many are there? This question leads to some general-purpose tools in combinatorics and connects to the theme of fitting functions to tables of data. Part of this material was field tested at Wilmington MA High School during the time when Mr. Kelley was substitute teaching after his retirement.
Tom Reardon, Youngstown State University, OHI have accumulated several excellent activities during my career. Many of them are enhanced or extended by technology. Some of them are only possible because of technology. Let’s enjoy some of them together.
This talk is dedicated to the memory of Frank Kelley. We will trace a trajectory for an investigation---the distribution of sums when several dice are thrown---that was introduced in a grade 5 class and led to a sequence that culminated in a grade 12 treatment of generating polynomials. We'll show how the mathematics used in grade 12 was already previewed in the work of the 5th graders, highlighting mathematical practices such as seeking and using structure and abstracting regularity from repeated reasoning. Sophisticated mathematical ideas are present in the work of elementary students and those ideas can be refined over the course of middle and high school.
This session will examine how to engage, motivate, and teach the iGeneration (the Internet Generation). Participants will be provided with engaging video lessons, gaming websites and motivational strategies that can lead to deeper mathematical understanding.
## 2:00 – 3:30 |

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