Making Student Thinking Visible: Replacing Math Tests with Math Chats in a Remote Learning Environment
Presenter: Kristen Emmel
Date: March 15, 2021
Do you love a good number talk? What if we could make our math assessments less like a traditional test and more like a math chat? In this presentation we will investigate how to leverage technology to help us make our assessments match our classroom routines (even in a remote setting). Discover how Math Chats can provide students with the opportunity to make their thinking visible with multimedia responses. Watch how teachers can gain a deeper understanding of student misconceptions through dynamic interview-style assessments. During our time together we will look at sample tasks and student responses, discuss the power and flexibility of scoring assessments on a 1-point rubric, and how to use Math Chats as a progress monitoring tool.
“Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications” An Algebra 2 Alternative for Struggling Students
Presenter: Dr. Robert Gerver
Date: March 2, 2021
Selected topics from Algebra 2, probability, statistics, trig, geometry and precalculus, all taught with an algebra 1 prerequisite, are used to cover banking, credit, mortgages, income taxes, auto insurance, investing, budgets, and much more. The perfect alternative to algebra 2 for a struggling student who would be set up for failure in algebra 2.
Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12
Hosted by: Rana Hafiz
Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Advanced-Algebra-with-Financial-Applications-An-Algebra-2-Alternative-for-Struggling-Students
#DisruptiveNumbers, A Tool to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice
Presenter: Bernadette Andres-Salgarino
Date: February 16, 2021
Recommitting ourselves to teaching mathematics through the lens of social justice necessitates the reinvigoration of our pedagogical approach to learning. #DisruptiveNumbers is a tool to provoke mathematics discourse to unravel the intricacies that numbers bring to uncover hidden stories that perpetuate partisanship in our society. In this presentation, activities that use numbers and data in real-world contexts, and stories to bring awareness of sociopolitical issues that impact students’ lives will be shared.
In this session, you will deepen your understanding of parents’ needs and wants as they pertain to their children’s elementary mathematics education, as well as examine your own beliefs about partnering with parents. We will provide guidance for teachers and leaders on how to communicate with parents and caregivers, as well as offer practical tips that educators and school leaders can use immediately to systematically change their relationships with families.
Building Fact Fluency Through Virtual Storytelling
Presenter: Graham Fletcher
Date: January 19, 2021
When we ask students to memorize their facts, we are essentially asking them to memorize over 100 isolated equations. This approach doesn’t allow students to explore the relationships between numbers that are foundational to mathematics. In this session, we’ll explore the important role that context plays in developing fact fluency. By purposefully sequencing a series of tasks and activities through the same context, students can begin to make connections and develop an understanding that is scalable well beyond single digits.
The Best Online Teaching Tool: Socially Relevant Math
Presenter: Dashiell Young-Saver
Date: January 5, 2021
Data is at the center of discussions about police use of force & race, climate change, educational inequity, and many other important social issues. As math teachers, how can we lead meaningful discussions on such topics while teaching in the often tech-issue-ridden, awkward, and dehumanizing online setting? Together we’ll tackle this challenge by exploring the #1 predictor for students’ ability to succeed while learning online: their genuine interest in the content.
Wonder, Plan, Run, Reflect: Action Research in the Math Classroom
Presenter: Theresa Hickey
Date: December 15, 2020
Being a responsive educator means getting to know your learners, leveraging their strengths, and tailoring your approaches so that the highest level of learning can take place. To do this, you need to try new things. But how will you know if your adjustments are making a difference?…. Action research! Join us for some great tips on designing and running this research in your own classroom!
Bringing the Math Back: Lessons in Educational Recovery from Around the World
Presenters: Brianna Kurtz
Date: December 1, 2020
We’ve been told repeatedly that we are teaching in unprecedented times, but in fact this is not the first round of education recovery post-natural disaster in modern times. We will look at lessons from around the world and how various nations reshaped their mathematics classrooms after interruptions due to disease, war, and weather-related phenomena. In these stories of resilience and innovation, we will imagine how our own classrooms may be reimagined in the wake of Covid-19.
The Park City Math Institute (PCMI) is an intensive 3-week residential conference that’s been around in some form or another for 30+ years. The Teacher Leadership Program of PCMI offers a phenomenal professional opportunity for classroom teachers unlike anything else around. The global pandemic may have interfered with 2020, but come see what’s up for PCMI 2021!
Teaching mathematics includes student to student collaboration. Learn how to create structures that keep students focused, positive, and talking in breakout rooms. The gradual release structures can be used in any grade level.