#TMC17 My Favorites

Recaps from Twitter Math Camp, 2017 Edition! Speakers will share some of their favorite moments from TMC2017. Here are links from the slides that have been organized into a convenient Google Doc. Featuring presenters  and host Deb Boden.

Presentation recorded on August 8th, 2017

Everyday Formative Assessment that Transforms Teaching and Learning – Beth Kobett

This presentation will engage participants in considering how everyday use of formative assessment, in-the-moment classroom-based assessment techniques (observations, interviews, Show Me, hinge questions, exit tasks), directly influence and empower teacher planning and instruction AND impact student achievement!
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Everyday-Formative-Assessment-that-Transforms-Teaching-and-Learning

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This presentation was recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Mathematical Modeling in School Mathematics: It’s about Knowing the Givens and the Chosens – Rose Mary Zbiek

Even if we give students the very best mathematical modeling problems, we are not necessarily teaching students to be good mathematical modelers. Mathematical modeling requires making choices, and teaching mathematical modeling requires knowing the choices to be made and teaching students how to be, well, choosy. We will make explicit the little and not so little things we can do every day to help students learn how to make choices that matter when modeling.
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Mathematical-Modeling-in-School-Mathematics

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This presentation was recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Targeting Math Discussions – Christine Newell

Number talks are powerful tools for building students’ mathematical thinking, fluency and discourse, but there’s more to them than just show and tell. Leverage your talks: analyze and use student strategies shared during number talks to plan and lead targeted follow-up discussions that reengage students in their mathematical thinking.
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Targeting-Math-Discussions

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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Research-based Strategies that Build Procedural Fluency – Jenny Bay-Williams

Procedural fluency is more than knowing facts and performing algorithms well! Recent research provides excellent insights into what we can do in our teaching to build procedural fluency (and conceptual understanding). This hour will focus on these instructional strategies, tools, and ideas.
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-Procedural-Fluency

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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Making the Most of Mistakes – Peg Cagle

We need to do more than normalize errors in our classrooms–we need to leverage them! Examine ways to capitalize on student mistakes to drive instruction, deepen homework and frame quizzes/tests as assessments of and as learning, leading to greater student agency and lower risk aversion.
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Making-the-Most-of-MIstakes

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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Using Animation to Promote Discourse – Steve Wyborney

Animation propels mathematical discourse. The simple concept of visual change invites wonder and provides ample space for multiple perspectives. Animated illustrations also provide a clear, common context for discourse. This session of the Global Math Department will feature a wide range of animated questions which will offer insights to viewers and feature ready-to-use animated questions which can be downloaded at the conclusion of the session.
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Using-Animation-to-Promote-Discourse

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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Adam Yankay – The UN-Meaning of Grades

Which is better: a 16 ft. long jump or a 5 min. mile? Could a B in Honors Chemistry be better than an A- in French? What do grades actually mean? There are a couple of common responses to that question that compare and contrast with how we use grades. This webinar will use basic statistics to show how the assumptions we make when using grades to compare students between and even within classes may not be as straightforward or even as valid as we think. Prepare to question how final grades are made! Presented by Adam Yankay.

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/The-UN-Meaning-of-Grades

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This presentation was recorded on April 11, 2017

Annie Forest – Making Student Thinking Visible Using Tech Tools – 3/28/2017

Do you have technology in your math classroom? Are you interested in using it as more than a “digital worksheet” for “skill and drill” practice? Technology’s real power comes alive when it enables students to show their thinking to teachers, peers, and others. With technology, we can redefine what students produce to demonstrate their mathematical thinking. Join us to learn how to apply free tech tools in purposeful ways!

Rochelle Gutierrez – How Our Definitions of Math And Equity Relate To Who Excels – February 28, 2017

Wondering how your working definition of equity stacks up against others? Should we even be using the word “equity” anymore? This session will review the different definitions of equity our field has used over the past few decades and will offer a 4-dimension framework that can be used to assess one’s work on a daily basis. In addition, we’ll consider how that framework connects with our individual conceptions of “what is mathematics?” And, finally, we’ll connect these together to explore how our definitions of mathematics and our definitions of equity ultimately influence who excels in our classrooms. We’d love to hear your thoughts!