Developing Mathematical Literacy through Equitable Teaching Practices

Developing Mathematical Literacy through Equitable Teaching Practices

Date: February 22, 2022

Presenters: Farshid Safi

How do we develop mathematical literacy with our students through equitable teaching practices in order to make sense of an ever changing world? In this interactive session, we will explore intentional ways to effectively engage K-12 and post-secondary students in collaborative practices that leverage their identity, brilliance, and lived experiences. Together we will highlight specific ways in which mathematical reasoning plays a pivotal role in making well-founded decisions to bring about a more just society.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12, Postsecondary

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Developing-Mathematical-Literacy-through-Equitable-Teaching-Practices

Flexibility Through Facts

Flexibility Through Facts

Date: February 8, 2022

Presenters: Ann Elise Record

Fluency has three aspects: flexibility, efficiency, and accuracy. Let’s explore the heart of the strategic thinking for all 4 operations and discuss how we can begin that conceptual understanding while developing students’ fact fluency. Not only will students develop fluency for their basic facts, but they will be setting a foundation of flexibility that will naturally progress to their grade level content. Together we can create positive math journeys for ALL our students!

Recommended Grade Level: K – 6

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Flexibility-Through-Facts

Improving College Readiness Through Mathematical Modeling

Improving College Readiness Through Mathematical Modeling

Date: January 25, 2022

Presenters: Denise Green, Alison Lynch

What does it mean to be college-ready? How do we prepare more students to succeed in college-level math? In this session, we will share how integrating mathematical modeling into K-12 and post-secondary classrooms can change classroom practices and position more students for success. You will learn about our cross-institution collaboration and engage in example modeling tasks.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 16

Hosted by: Rana Arshed Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Improving-College-Readiness-through-Mathematical-Modeling

Building a Bridge to Grade-Level Math in MS & HS

Building a Bridge to Grade-Level Math in MS & HS

Presenter: Chrissy Allison

Date: January 11, 2022

As secondary math teachers know, a history of struggle in math class starts to snowball as students move from K-5 to middle school, and then into high school. A lack of prerequisite skills makes it difficult for students to engage in grade-level learning, and over time many students come to believe they aren’t “good at math” — and that they will *never* be. In this session, participants will learn a proven, 5-part process educators can use to teach rigorous content while “bridging the gap,” both in terms of students’ confidence and understanding the mathematics itself.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Rana Arshed Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-a-Bridge-to-Grade-Level-Math-in-MS-HS

Beast Academy Playground: Math Games and Crafts to Foster Curiosity and Build Problem-Solving Skills

Beast Academy Playground: Math Games and Crafts to Foster Curiosity and Build Problem-Solving Skills

Presenter: Mark Hendrickson

Date: December 14, 2021

Think of games you loved to play as a kid: Tic-Tac-Toe, Crazy Eights, Connect Four, Tetris. Many of these involve strategic thinking and problem-solving. When we give students opportunities to play and be creative, they’ll ask genuine questions, try new things, fail, and try again! Let’s bring more math games and activities into the classroom to foster these same qualities, while at the same time practicing basic skills. In this session we’ll explore a collection of games, crafts, magic tricks, optical illusions, and more that can be used to supplement math instruction in the elementary and middle school classrooms.

Visit https://beastacademy.com/playground to see the games your students can play.

Recommended Grade Level: K-8

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Beast-Academy-Playground-Math-Games-and-Crafts-to-Foster-Curiosity-and-Build-Problem-Solving-Skills

Learning Targets: How Clarity Drives Understanding

Learning Targets: How Clarity Drives Understanding

Presenter: Paul Battaglia

Date: November 16, 2021

This session will emphasize the use of clear and concise learning targets in the mathematics classroom. Participants will learn strategies to writing an appropriate learning target, as well as associated success criteria so that students can better understand where they are in their learning.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Learning-Targets-How-Clarity-Drives-Understanding

Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement

Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement

Presenter: Libo Valencia

Date: November 2, 2021

How many of our students truly enjoy math class? Is math class only enjoyable for students who perform well on it? Are you sure? In this session, we will explore some ideas in how to facilitate #MathPlay in the classroom creating a more enjoyable math experience for all our learners. Learn how effective #MathPlay can lead to deeper understanding and students taking ownership over their learning.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Facilitating-MathPlay-while-Building-Community-and-Increasing-Student-Engagement

Instructional Strategies to Promote Reasoning and Communication in Statistics

Instructional Strategies to Promote Reasoning and Communication in Statistics

Presenter: Leigh Nataro

Date: October 19, 2021

For students to develop a deeper understanding of statistics, they need to be actively involved in reasoning and communicating their conceptual understanding. Come experience several instructional strategies based on the AP Statistics Cours and Exam Description, including building the model solution, stand & talk, error analysis and quick write.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Jill Bemis

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Instructional-Strategies-to-Promote-Reasoning-and-Communication-in-Statistics

Math Therapy: A Crash Course in Becoming a Math Therapist

Math Therapy: A Crash Course in Becoming a Math Therapist

Presenter: Vanessa Vakharia

Date: October 5, 2021

Did you know that pretty much anyone who thinks they’re “not a math person” has math trauma they simply haven’t worked through yet? Look, we’ve all had math teachers before…but how many of you have had a math therapist?! If you’re ready to dig deep, this crash course in math therapy is for you! This workshop will teach you the art of math therapy and empower you with the tools you need to add “math therapy” to your list of teachables. Through teaching math, we can empower our students to believe that they are capable of anything, and that everything is possible. That is the greatest gift we can give our students, and THAT is what being a math therapist is all about!

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Math-Therapy-A-Crash-Course-in-Becoming-a-Math-Therapist

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Engage Students in Mathematical Exploration and Discovery

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Engage Students in Mathematical Exploration and Discovery

Presenter: David Poras

Date: September 21, 2021

Manipulatives can transform how students make meaning of important ideas by making abstract relationships visible, by teaching creativity and problem-solving, and by allowing students to explore and discover. Learn how virtual manipulatives can mirror these effects and support more complex interactions that are not possible in the physical world.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Rana Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Using-Virtual-Manipulatives-to-Engage-Students-in-Mathematical-Exploration-and-Discovery