Mathematics Teachers Association

Navigating Math for All

2017 MTA Conference

October 27, 2017
Charles P. Allen High
200 Innovation Drive
Bedford, N.S.

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"For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of Mathematics."
- Roger Bacon

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Registration Fees

Membership Conference Fee $80.00
Substitutes & Retirees $40.00
Students (Register after September 30th) $20.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Conference registration fee can only be refunded prior to the registration deadline.
Deadline:  October 13, 2017

If you are a person with a disability or require accommodation to fully participate in this program, please let us know. Register Online
Please register early,
sessions fill up quickly

Conference Information

Sonya O'Sullivan:  slo'sullivan@nstu.ca  or  mtaconference@nstu.ca

Keynote - Matt Larson

Matt Larson is president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a 70,000-member international mathematics education organization. Previously, Larson was the K–12 curriculum specialist for mathematics in Lincoln (Nebraska) Public Schools for more than 20 years. 

Larson began his career in education as a high school mathematics teacher and served as a member of the leadership team for the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership project Math in the Middle at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Larson’s long history of service within NCTM includes chairing the Research Committee, serving for three years on the Board of Directors, serving for two years on the Executive Committee, and chairing the Budget and Finance Committee. He has contributed extensively to NCTM journals and books. His two-year term as NCTM president began in April at the conclusion of the 2016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. 

Larson is a frequent speaker before mathematics education audiences, and he has authored or co-authored several books, including a series on professional learning communities and Common Core Mathematics. He is co-author of Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, and he was on the writing team of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM, 2014).  Larson has taught mathematics at the elementary through college level and has held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1994 he was recognized for his teaching accomplishments with a U.S. West Outstanding Teacher Award. 

Matt Larson received his bachelor of arts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a major in history and a minor in mathematics, and he earned a secondary mathematics certification. He also holds a M.Ed. and a Ph.D., both in curriculum and instruction, from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  

Schedule for the day

Registration 8:15 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Session A 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break 10:15 a.m. 10:35 a.m.
Session B 10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Lunch (Off-site) 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
AGM (on-site) 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Session C 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Session A

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Session B

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Session C

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Session A (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are limited to 30 participants.

A1: The Digital Math Classroom (Grades 2-9)
Chris Cocek
The math classroom of 2017 is far different from the math classroom that existed 10 years ago!  In this session, we will explore ways of setting up your math classroom and integrating technology to maximize student learning and engagement.  Bring your devices and be ready to play and explore!

A2: Calculus with Play Doh (Grade 12)
Jocelyn Procopio
Teaching Calculus for the first time? Have you been teaching it for a while? This session will offer you the chance to explore integration with an introduction lesson using Play doh.  It is a hands on approach to understanding what integrating is! The bonus of this activity is that it gives meaning to the symbols and notation involved in integration. Play doh will be provided! 

A3: Hands-on Problem Solving (All Grades)
Danielle Cox and Meaghan Cormier
Mathematics is much more than formulae and equations! In this session we will introduce activities that will help students develop problem solving and logical reasoning skills, while have fun. We will explore hands-on puzzles and games, adaptable for all grade levels and provide resources that can be taken back to your math classrooms.

A4: Energizing and Engaging Math (Grades P-6)
Dwayne Slobodnick
This session will present many activities that will energize and engage your students.  Participants will experience and leave the session with practical, low-prep activity ideas that will incorporate the use of movement, music, math talk, and technology.  The activities presented are easily differentiated and are perfect for any elementary classroom.

A5: Enhancement and Application of the Math at Work 10 Curriculum (Grade 10)
Caren Chisholm
This is a comparison of the outcomes of the provincial grade 8 mathematics assessment with the current Math at work 10 curriculum.  Along with identifying the many overlaps in content and outcomes, we will be discussing projects and enhancement work that will allow students to make more real life connections and see the value the math they are being taught.

A6: Breakout EDU (All Grades)
Jeff Hennigar and Nick Baskwill
You're locked in a room. The clock is ticking. You have 45 minutes to get out. Your team must use critical thinking, persistence, and collaboration. You must -- BREAKOUT! Join us for a Breakout EDU game session and discover how curriculum-linked escape room games can ignite student engagement.

A7: Skills Stations for Math 10 (Grade 10)
Carolyn Nickelo
Aiming to do something a bit different in your Math 10 classroom? In this workshop we will discuss how teachers can create and implement a set of differentiated, student-oriented "skills stations" for a carousel-type activity within the classroom with examples for workshop participants to interact with during the session. While the emphasis will be on Math 10, many ideas are applicable to other grades and course levels.

A8: Empowering Students with Basic Fact Strategies (Grades P-6)
Darren Rudolph
This session will examine the counting and basic fact outcomes in grades P-3.  Please come prepared to actively engage in a variety of activities and routines that enhance the counting skills of your students, and games that improve students' fluency with basic addition and subtraction facts.

A9: Putting Some Fun in Your Math Classroom (Grades 4-8)
Tommy Samson
In this session, teachers will actively engage in a variety of different teaching strategies that will enhance the learning of mathematics within the classroom setting. Participants should be ready to play and have fun with math games, hands-on assignments, math talk & think-alouds, math journals, and brain teasers!

A10: Pictorial Representations of Addition and Subtraction in Grades 1, 2 and 3 (Grades 1-3)
Robin Harris
In this interactive session, participants will explore the use of pictures to represent addition and subtraction in grades 1-3. Key elements needed for effective representation of addition and subtraction will be highlighted and a variety of pictures will be developed which incorporate these elements. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of student drawings for discussion.

A11: Lessons Learned from Math Support: Place Value (Grades P-3)
Johnanne Lohnes and Natalie Deware
As Math Support teachers working in the HRSB for the last 4 years, we have become aware of many gaps and misconceptions that are common amongst our students.  As a follow up to last year’s session on representing numbers, this year we will be sharing activities related to the foundations of place value understanding and how to build place value into your classroom everyday.

A12: Lesson Close (Grades 3-9)
Kelly Zinck
Teachers in this session will explore a variety of ideas around closing their math lessons to maximise student understanding and create a lasting impression.

A13: Well Played (Grades 4-9)
Lacey Cyr and Lise d’Entremont
Students love math games, but how much are they really learning from the experience? Many times, math games are thought of as just a fun activity or enrichment opportunity. We are going to share some activities from the "Well Played" book series that can be used as a valuable teaching resource to access student thinking.

A14: Let the Math Talk Begin! (Grades P-8)
Alicia Potvin and Cheryl Walker
Learning to explain your thinking and debate mathematical ideas is an essential skill for all young mathematicians.  Join us for hands-on games and activities that will help you teach your students to use math talk to explain and defend their thinking while having fun. (We will share versions of the games that can be used at any level from Primary to 8.)

A15: Best Fit: Managing Your Technology in Math (Grades 7-12)
Darryl Marchand
Choosing the right math technology may be overwhelming.  Come and see some of the key features from TI technology that may make your choice easier.  All participants will receive free software that they can add to their teacher toolkit for immediate use with free resources.

A16: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: How to Use Models Badly and How to Use Them Well! (Grades 7-9)
Megan Snow
Do your students gripe about visual models? Do you? It may be because we don’t always choose the right tool for the job. The wrong model feels like a chore, but the right model clarifies the math and helps us understand. Learn what to look for in the context of the problem to select models that make fraction operations make sense.

A17: Using Board Games to Promote Mathematical Thinking (Grades 7-12)
Stephanie Barnaby and Chris Walker
Join us to explore the use of various board games to support mathematical thinking, planning, pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, number sense, conjecture formation, strategy development and more!

A18: Mental Math Revamped (Grades 4-8)
Melina Kennedy and Damion Pollard
This session will introduce you to hands-on activities that will support mental math skills in your classroom. Come and discover some interactive games and strategies to strengthen mental math skills!

A19: Beyond Times Test: Building Fact Fluency (Grades 1-6)
Stephanie Wolfe
Fluency is more than memorization and quick recall of facts. Students need to see connections between facts. Come explore activities and games to build fact fluency in in a meaningful way with your students.

A20: À Pas de Géant (Grades 3-8)
Diane Doucet
À pas de géant est une ressource d’appui pour l’intervention en mathématiques qui favorise l’enseignement différencié. Les parcours aident les élèves qui se situent jusqu’à 3 niveaux sous celui de leur année scolaire. Pendant la formation, nous allons explorer les outils diagnostiques et les parcours d’intervention (guidés et autonomes) de la 3e année à la 8e année.
***À noter: la formation et tout le matériel d’appui seront en français.

A21: Mathter Chef Canada (Grades 2-6)
Marty Winchester
Just as chefs are assessing their recipes until they are ready, teachers are assessing their students until they are ready.  My objective is to present a number of practical formative assessment strategies that you can adapt in your class to help link assessment, instruction, and learning.

A22: Integrating Spheroes into the Junior High Math Classroom (Grades 7-9)
Crystal Patterson and Sarah Conde-MacDonald
Spheroes can be used for more than just coding, they can be used to make math lessons more engaging. This beginner interactive session will give you ideas of how to integrate spheroes in to your already existing lessons, and leave you with a couple of new ideas. No experience needed.

A23: The Radical Pythagoras Race (Grades 7-12)
Karen Service
Inspired by the Amazing Race, participants use QR code scanners to find the problems in the race.  Answers are entered in a Google Form, which provides the next clue once the data is verified.  The transition questions are based on radicals, the harder ones are based on Pythagoras’ Theorem, but the format could be used for any topic.

A24: The Mystery of the Primes (Grades 10-12)
John Irving
The sequence of prime numbers (2,3,5,7,11,...) has been studied intensely since antiquity by the world's greatest mathematicians, both professional and amateur alike. We have learned an amazing amount about these atoms of our number system, and their study has spawned entire branches of mathematics; however, many deep secrets remain. In this session we will take a chronological tour of mankind's ongoing quest to understand the primes, beginning with Euclid's beautiful proof of their infinitude and culminating in a discussion of the Riemann Hypothesis --- probably the most famous unsolved problem in mathematics.

A25: Math Game Shows …You haven’t Heard Of (Grades 5-12)
David MacDonald

Participants will learn some new games to use in their math class.  Come and have some math fun.

A26: Exploring Desmos (Grades 10-12)
Norm Brown

Desmos is a very powerful graphing/math utility that is accessible from virtually any device. This session is an introduction to the online graphing tool Desmos. Participants will explore functions, perform regression analysis, create sliders, import pictures, etc. This session is intended for teachers who have not used Desmos or are just starting to use it in the classroom.

A27: Flipping the Roles: Reorienting Your Students To Be Math Experts (Grades 5-9)
Dan Diggins and Daniel Hayes

This session focuses on the use of student-centred instructional strategies in the classroom. We will cover various strategies, including:

  • Developing a growth mindset for math learning and empowerment;
  • Emphasizing the move away from lecturing and instead introducing vocabulary;
  • Introducing various inductive reasoning strategies (i.e. Number Talks, Which One Doesn't Belong?, Concept Attainment);
  • Nurturing mistakes and removing the ownership of answers;
  • Challenging and defending answers;
  • Encouraging multiple representations and strategies;
  • De-emphasizing the role of the teacher as expert.

We will focus on encouraging teachers to be communication facilitators and listeners who empower their students' learning. Finally, the use of rich tasks and problems will be emphasized as the means to facilitate math talks which are student-centered and orient the students as thinkers, leaders, and communicators. Please bring a laptop or other mobile device

A28: Developing Spatial Reasoning in the Early Grades (Grades P-3)
Jocelyn Casey

Learn how to develop visual/spatial reasoning for students in grades P-3 through the use of games, technology, and manipulatives. Come and have fun learning with this hands-on workshop. Handouts will be available in English and French.

A29:  Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset (Grades: P-12)
Lisa Bunin and Brad Pemberton

This session will provide participants with an understanding of how teaching for a growth mindset can positively impact student achievement in mathematics.  We will focus on classroom strategies such as the power of making mistakes and the use of rich open tasks which draw upon the growth mindset research highlighted by Jo Boaler in her book, Mathematical Mindsets. 

A30: Using Open Tasks to Foster Mathematical Understanding and a Growth Mindset (Grades 1-3)
Kerry Pemberton and Shelley Muttart

Do you want to strengthen your students' mathematical understanding, independence, and develop a growth mindset? When we design a task to be open-ended, it allows our students to engage with the math at their own level. It also promotes the use of a variety of math tools, personal strategies, and rich math discussions that cultivate reasoning and critical thinking.

A31: Plickers (Grades 4-12)
Peter Day

Plickers is a web-based tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. It enables teachers to tailor instruction with instant feedback engaging all students in critical thinking skills. This session will give a brief overview of how to use this program in to support instruction and time for teachers to explore its functions.

A32: Amazing Mathematical Race (Grades P-12)
Bethany Noblitt

Challenges...Passports...Shortcuts...These are not only components of the hit CBS show, The Amazing Race; they are also components of The Amazing Mathematical Race - an exciting event that can get your students racing to complete math challenge after math challenge - all while having a blast! Come to this session to participate in an Amazing Mathematical Race and start planning your own.

A33: Guided Math (Grades P-6)
Heather Flick and Heather MacEachern

Want to learn more about Guided Math? Come join us as we share our experiences implementing guided math and the positive impact it has had on our math class.

A34: Les stratégies gagnantes pour développer une mentalité de croissance et un bon sens de nombre chez les jeunes mathématiciens.   (Maternelle à 6)
Jennifer Mallette

Pendant cette session, nous allons explorer comment créer un conflit cognitif adéquat afin de favoriser l’apprentissage à l’intérieur des routines et des jeux qui sont engageantes et simples à préparer.

A35: Memory through Meaning (Grades P-3)
Jamie Fraser

Fluency grows from roots firmly embedded in number sense. We will take a walk through the landscape of early number (subitizing, hierarchical inclusion, compensation and equivalence, unitizing and more) stopping to watch videos, read books, play games and investigate visual tools to discover the foundational ideas learners need to be confident problem solvers, flexible in their use of mental computation.

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Session B (10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.)

Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are limited to 30 participants.

B1: Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work FOR Students (All Grades)
Matt Larson – NCTM President
In order to improve the mathematics learning of students and simultaneously close learning differentials, we must overcome the obstacles that have traditionally stood in the way of mathematics working for each and every student. This presentation will engage participants in examining six principles of effective mathematics programs and look at action steps necessary to overcome these obstacles.

B2: Coding and Math (Grades 7-12)
Darryl Marchand
Come and see how using TI technology you can add the ever popular coding to your math teaching. With the TI-Innovator, teachers can let students investigate and develop real life modeling of engineering projects that is a growing 21st Century skill.  Participant prizes awarded. 

B3: Mobile Technology as an Effective Tool for Number Sense Learning (Grades P-6)
Denise Johnston-MacDonald
In this session participants will be introduced to and given time to explore apps and games as well as instructional strategies, that are supported by research for developing mathematics number sense learning in their classrooms. Things to consider when planning a lesson using mobile technology to create deep and connected mathematics learning opportunities will be discussed.

B4: Pictorial Representations of Addition and Subtraction in Grades 1, 2 and 3
(Repeat of Session A10)

B5: Math Anxiety: Breaking down Barrier to Student Success (All Grades)
Scott Craig
This workshop will focus on how to identify math anxiety and how to use student engagement to overcome barriers to student achievement. Through an examination of flexible teaching strategies, movement and the importance of a growth mindset, some of the barriers seen within math classrooms will be explored. The correlation between math anxiety, math learning disabilities and struggling students will also be explored.

B6: Learning to Fail: Lessons in Resiliency (Grades 8-12)
Carolyn Nickelo and Ron Smith
A wrong answer is not the end of the road - it's the beginning step on the path to learning. In this workshop, we will explore strategies such as scaffolded open-ended problems and reflective inventories before and after assessments as tools to help students to be more willing to take chances and learn from mistakes along the way. While many examples will be specific to the Math 10 and Pre-IB 10 courses, this workshop is appropriate for any teacher looking to help their students to build resiliency.

B7: Grade 9 Nova Scotia Homework Hub Information Session (Grade 9)
Nancy Fournier
EECD  introduced The Nova Scotia Homework Hub (platform hosted by Math Help Services) in 2016-17 for Grade 10 students, and has expanded to Grade 9 for 2017-18. The NS Homework Hub is a bilingual, online platform to support students in mathematics with live one-on-one tutoring outside of school hours. This platform is also a self-directed learning tool, with content covering the Grade 9 PSP mathematics course. Teachers can use this blended learning platform to send out their own assignments, upload their own videos, see student use of the Homework Hub, etc. Participants at this session will meet tutors and teachers familiar with this learning platform. They will be able to provide an overview of the platform, the benefit of teaching in a blended learning environment and how to promote this free service to Grade 9 mathematics students.

B8: Lesson Close
(Repeat of Session A12)

B9: The Digital Math Classroom  
(Repeat of Session A1)

B10: Do Numbers Exist? (Grades 7-12)
Jocelyn Procopio
This session will be set up in stations to allow you to explore some amazing properties of numbers.  Did you know there are Happy numbers? Narcissistic numbers? Amicable numbers? We will also take a look at the argument of whether numbers exist.  Hopefully you will get some ideas of some interesting challenges for your classes or if you teach IB you can add a little theory of knowledge to your classes.  

B11: Energizing and Engaging Math
(Repeat of Session A4)

B12: Putting Some Fun into your Math Classroom
(Repeat of Session A9)

B13: Using TI Technology for High School Finance (Grades 10-12)
Allister Wadden
Let's explore the TVM App available on the TI-84 and Nspire calculators.  Participants will leave with a set of student activities that explore compound interest, loans and mortgages, amortization tables, and depreciation.

B14: Using Board Games to Promote Mathematical Thinking
(Repeat of Session A17)

B15: Mental Math Revamped
(Repeat of Session A18)

B16: Beyond Timed Test: Building Fact Fluency
(Repeat of Session A19)

B17: Mathter Chef Canada
(Repeat of Session A21)

B18: Breakout EDU
(Repeat of Session A6)

B19: Creative Thinking & Problem Solving (Grades 7-12)
John Irving
This session will explore a variety of rich mathematical problems and techniques for their solution. In particular, we'll consider some problems from outside the curriculum that could entice bright students who may not even know they are interested in math. You’ll have a chance to discuss problem solving with other enthusiastic teachers, and we’ll offer some information on extracurricular events such as the Nova Scotia Math League.

B20: Math Game Shows …You haven’t Heard Of
(Repeat of A25)

B21: Exploring Desmos
(Repeat of A26)

B22: Flipping the Roles: Reorienting Your Students To Be Math Experts
(Repeat of A27)

B23: Developing Spatial Reasoning in the Early Grades
(Repeat of A28)

B24:  Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset
(Repeat of A29)

B25: Using Open Tasks to Foster Mathematical Understanding and a Growth Mindset
(Repeat of A30)

B26: Come Play With Us! (Grades P-3)
Divya Haase MacLeod and Natalie Fawthorp Pooler

Mathematics is fun and playful. Come join us to learn more about play-based and interactive stations that will keep your students engaged and asking for more.

B27: Plickers
(Repeat of A31)

B28: Amazing Mathematical Race (Grades P-12)
Bethany Noblitt

Challenges...Passports...Shortcuts...These are not only components of the hit CBS show, The Amazing Race; they are also components of The Amazing Mathematical Race - an exciting event that can get your students racing to complete math challenge after math challenge - all while having a blast! Come to this session to participate in an Amazing Mathematical Race and start planning your own.

B29: Creating ‘I can’ Statements Grades P-6 (Grades P-6)
Cheryl Meredith

When students have a clear understanding of where they are going they are more likely to be successful. Come discuss the benefits of using clear learning goals in your classroom, explore evidence of learning through the lens of conversations, observations and products, and spent some time unpacking the curriculum to create ‘I Can…’ statements for your next unit. Whether you work with the French Program, English Program or IPP’s, the process is the same. Be sure to bring along a few outcomes to work with.

B30: Guided Math (Grades P-6)
Heather Flick and Heather MacEachern

Want to learn more about Guided Math? Come join us as we share our experiences implementing guided math and the positive impact it has had on our math class.

B31: Memory through Meaning (Grades P-3)
(Repeat of A35)

B32: Les stratégies gagnantes pour développer une mentalité de croissance et un bon sens de nombre chez les jeunes mathématiciens. (Maternelle à 6)
(Repeat of A34)

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Session C (1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.)

Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are limited to 30 participants.

C1: Do Numbers Exist?
(Repeat of Session B10)

C2: Lesson Close
(Repeat of Session A12 and B8)

C3: The Digital Math Classroom 
(Repeat of Session A1 and B9)

C4: Energizing and Engaging Math
(Repeat of Session A4 and B11)

C5: Putting Some Fun into your Math Classroom
(Repeat of Session A9 and B12)

C6: Developing Personal Strategies for Addition and Subtraction in Grades 2 and 3 (Grades 2 and 3)
Robin Harris
In this interactive session, participants will explore the use of personal strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems in grades 2 and 3. Ways to develop personal strategies will be explored and the key elements needed for effective personal strategies will be highlighted. Participants will work collaboratively with grade level colleagues to explore the use of feedback as a means of increasing the efficiency, accuracy, and mathematical correctness of personal strategies used by students.

C7: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: How to Use Models Badly and How to Use them Well
(Repeat of Session A16)

C8: Using Board Games to Promote Mathematical Thinking
(Repeat of Session A17 and B14)

C9: Mental Math Revamped
(Repeat of Session A18 and B15)

C10: Mathter Chef Canada
(Repeat of Session A21 and B17)

C11: Integrating Spheroes into the Junior High Math Classroom
(Repeat of Session A22)

C12: The Radical Pythagoras Race
(Repeat of Session A23)

C13: Grades 10 and 11 Nova Scotia Homework Hub Information Session (Grades 10 and 11)
Nancy Fournier
EECD introduced The Nova Scotia Homework Hub (platform hosted by Math Help Services) in 2016-17 for Grade 10 students, and has expanded to Grade 11 for 2017-18. The NS Homework Hub is a bilingual, online platform to support students in mathematics with live one-on-one tutoring outside of school hours. This platform is also a self-directed learning tool, with content covering all of the Grade 10 and 11 PSP mathematics courses. Teachers can use this blended learning platform to send out their own assignments, upload their own videos, see student use of the Homework Hub, etc. Participants at this session will meet tutors and teachers familiar with this learning platform. They will be able to provide an overview of the platform, the benefit of teaching in a blended learning environment and how to promote this free service to Grade 10 and 11 mathematics students.

C14: Virtual Reality in the Classroom (Grades 4-12)
Jeff Hennigar
We'll start with a brief overview of various virtual reality tools that are currently available before digging deeper into CoSpaces.io; VR creation software for students. Find out how your students can create VR worlds to tell stories, demonstrate their learning, apply coding skills, and more! **Participants should bring a laptop/chromebook.

C15: Mobile Technology as an Effective Tool for Number Sense
(Repeat of Session B3)

C16: Hands-on Problem Solving
(Repeat of Session A3)

C17: Lessons Learned from Math Support: Place Value
(Repeat of Session A11)

C18: Well Played (
Repeat of Session A13)

C19: Math Anxiety: Breaking Down Barriers to Student Success
(Repeat of Session B5)

C20: À Pas De Géant
(Repeat of Session A20)

C21: Different Trumps Same (Grades 7-8)
Susan Mahar and Jennifer Veniot
Come explore creative ways to deliver our math curriculum that will engage middle school minds.  The session continues from last year with several new ideas.
The focus is on Grade 8 math but ideas can be easily adapted to grade 6 and 7.  You will walk away with several ready-to-use activities!

C22: Creative Thinking & Problem Solving
(Repeat of Sessions B19)

C23: Enhancement and Application of the Math at Work 10 Curriculum
(Repeat of Session A5)

C24: Empowering Students with Basic Fact Strategies
(Repeat of Session A8)

C25: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Empowerment through Access and Equity (Grades P-12)
Matt Larsen

We have a long-standing and seemingly intractable problem in mathematics education: inequity. Children of certain racial, ethnic, language, gender, ability, and socio-economic backgrounds experience mathematics education in school differently and many are disaffected by their mathematics education experience. This session will address why we teach mathematics and the actions educators can take to challenge structural obstacles and implement equity-based instructional practices.

C26: Game-based Learning: Make Education an Adventure and Power-up your K-3 Classroom (Grades P-3)
Conrad Nickels

Research indicates that game-based learning leads to academic achievement. From Math Blaster® to Super Mario™, video games are all about having fun while problem solving. When you develop games with education goals or strategies, you get game-based learning-a teaching method that motivates and engages students in the learning process by using interactive experiences from video games. Join Conrad Nickels, Lead Designer of Zorbit's Math Adventure to find out what makes a great educational game and how you can use GBL in your class to make learning a positive experience for your students. This session will be interactive, so BYOD.

C27: Math Game Shows …You haven’t Heard Of
(Repeat of A25)

C28: Exploring Desmos
(Repeat of A26)

C29: Flipping the Roles: Reorienting Your Students to Be Math Experts
(Repeat of A27)

C30: Developing Spatial Reasoning in the Early Grades
(Repeat of A28)

C31: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset
(Repeat of A29)

C32: What the Heck is a Student Math Office and How Do I Use it with My Number Routines? (Grades 1-4)
Kerry Pemberton and Shelley Muttart

Participants will explore how to use student math offices and connect them to daily number routines. (Includes time to make a sample student math office)

C33: Come Play With Us!
(Repeat of B26)

C35: Amazing Mathematical Race: Tips to Implement Your Own Race
(Repeat of B28)

C36: Creating ‘I can’ Statements Grades 7-9
(Repeat of B29)

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