This Week at the Global Math Department

Activating Curiosity and Creativity in the Modern Mathematics Classroom (Part 1)

Activating Curiosity and Creativity in the Modern Mathematics Classroom (Part 1)

Presented by: Gerald Aungst

Note: The file for this webinar was too large to upload and was split over two files.

Students enter school bursting with curiosity about the world. To create confident problem solvers, teachers in the modern mathematics classroom must learn to activate and nurture that curiosity, going beyond mere development of skills and rote methods. In this webinar, we will connect the 5 Principles of Conjecture, Communication, Collaboration, Chaos, and Celebration to an understanding of how curiosity works to design a classroom environment that promotes innovation and mathematical thinking.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Activating-Curiosity-Creativity-in-the-Modern-Mathematics-Classroom

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Presented on March 26, 2019

Meeting Students’ Mathematical and Learning Needs (Part 2)

Meeting Students’ Mathematical and Learning Needs (Part 2)

Note: This is part 1 of the podcast for this episode.

Presented by: Andrew Rodriguez

All students deserve a classroom where their learning needs do not hinder their access to the mathematics. Come learn about strategies that you can use to support your students while not sacrificing rigor. I will also discuss issues related to special education — accommodations vs. modifications in IEPs, co-teaching vs. self-contained classes, etc. — and how they intersect with the mathematics classroom.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Meeting-Students-Mathematical-and-Learning-Needs

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Presented on March 12, 2019

Meeting Students’ Mathematical and Learning Needs (Part 1)

Meeting Students’ Mathematical and Learning Needs (Part 1)

Note: This is part 1 of the podcast for this episode.

Presented by: Andrew Rodriguez

All students deserve a classroom where their learning needs do not hinder their access to the mathematics. Come learn about strategies that you can use to support your students while not sacrificing rigor. I will also discuss issues related to special education — accommodations vs. modifications in IEPs, co-teaching vs. self-contained classes, etc. — and how they intersect with the mathematics classroom.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Meeting-Students-Mathematical-and-Learning-Needs

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Presented on March 12, 2019

Changing the Whole: Exploring Number Relationships Through Shapes

Changing the Whole: Exploring Number Relationships Through Shapes

Presented by: Molly Rawding

Students benefit from hands-on tasks exploring number, area, and fractional relationships when the value of the whole changes. We’ll explore different ways to provide opportunities for students to make connections and develop number sense.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Changing-the-Whole-Exploring-Number-Relationships-Through-Shapes

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Presented on March 5, 2019

Foster Student Engagement and Exploration with Interactive Simulations

Foster student engagement and exploration with interactive simulations

Presented by: Amanda McGarry

PhET simulations are free interactive simulations that provide students an open-ended space to play with and explore mathematical concepts from place value to calculus. Teachers can guide students toward specific learning goals by combining simulation exploration with a guided activity and facilitating student discussions. Learn how to design and facilitate sim-based lessons that engage your students and encourage conceptual understanding. This session will focus primarily on pre-algebra and algebra topics, but will be useful for any teachers new to PhET.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Foster-Student-Engagement-and-Exploration-with-Interactive-Simulations

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Presented on February 26, 2019

How I Humanize the Math Classroom

How I Humanize the Math Classroom

Presented by: Howie Hua

The math classroom can easily be turned into a class where students wish they were robots: just memorize formulas, theorems, and definitions, and “plug and chug.” How do we bring back the human aspect of math? How do we show that we value our students’ voices? In this session, I will share many pedagogical strategies that you can start using in your classroom next week that humanize your math classroom, making your students feel that they are more than their ID number.

Hosted by: Paula Torres

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/How-I-Humanize-the-Math-Classroom

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Presented on February 19, 2019

Rethinking Math Homework

Rethinking Math Homework

Presented by: Frank Wapole and Evan Borkowski

Do you have 100% of your students completing your homework? Are students in your classes routinely using your homework assignments as learning tools? Yes? Then this session is not for you!!! This session is designed to challenge your views on HW, and help you utilize research based HW strategies.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Rethinking-Math-Homework

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Presented on February 12, 2019

Learning Math in a Digital Environment

Learning Math in a Digital Environment

Presented by: Cal Armstrong

Learning mathematics for students requires a lot of diverse materials : notes, pictures, graphs, interactives, worksheets, equations, feedback, review materials. How do they have a workflow that works for all these different media; how do they collect, manage and cope while at the same time meeting with accessibility & language needs? And how do teachers manage to deal with all of that along with the need to do assessments, give feedback, observe, reflect and just “teach”? We’ll go through how #digitalink & OneNote have made all of this manageable and has in fact increased learning time in the classroom while adapting to the desire to engage in discussions, #vnps, student voice/choice, visualization and other common practices of the modern classroom.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Learning-Math-in-a-Digital-Environment

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Presented on February 5, 2019

How Will We Know What They’re Thinking?

How Will We Know What They’re Thinking?

Presented by: Tracy Zager

Curiosity about students’ mathematical thinking is at the heart of effective and joyful mathematics teaching. There are four channels via which we can gather information about student thinking: we can look at student work and products, we can observe and listen to students while they work and talk, we can confer with students about their thinking, and we can ask students to reflect on their own learning and share their self-assessments with us. We’ll explore how to open these four channels strategically, so we can gather better, richer, more interesting information about our students and their thinking, even when using curricular materials that don’t prioritize formative assessment.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/How-Will-We-Know-What-They-re-Thinking

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Presented on June 19, 2018