Statistics for Good: Let Your Students Speak for the Data!

Statistics for Good: Let Your Students Speak for the Data!

Date: November 29, 2022

How can we engage students in using statistics for the greater good? We’ll explore high impact resources that invite all students to speak on behalf of data involving safe drinking water, treating COVID-19 patients, and possible discrimination in AP Calculus recommendations.

Presenter: Daren Starnes

Host: Leigh Nataro

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Statistics-for-Good-Let-Your-Students-Speak-for-the-Data

From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding

From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding

Date: November 15, 2022

Too many times and for too long, we have seen that not every student experiences success in math. There are steps we can take to help address this. Let’s examine how we can implement effective teaching practices equitably to help each and every student succeed in math.

Presenter: Kevin Dykema

Host: Leigh Nataro

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/From-Math-by-Memorizing-to-Math-by-Understanding

Elevate Student Voices and What If Thinking with Desmos

Elevate Student Voices and What If Thinking with Desmos

Date: November 1, 2022

Learning mathematics is not a spectator sport. How do we get all students to participate and how do we get reticent students to share their thinking? In this session, you will learn how to use a single Desmos calculator page to encourage mathematical reasoning with all of your students.

Presenter and Host: Leigh Nataro

Recommended Grade Level: 8-12

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Elevate-Student-Voices-and-What-If-Thinking-with-Desmos

Getting the Best from Your Questioning Strategies in Mathematics

Getting the Best from Your Questioning Strategies in Mathematics

Date: October 18, 2022

How can questioning effectively support student thinking? Questioning should focus on allowing students do the sense making. Explore planning questions, anticipating responses, and developing actions to engage students in learning. Tools are provided to create environments where questioning guides students to do the sense making.

Presenter: Ed Nolan

Recommended Grade Level: K-8

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Getting-the-Best-from-Your-Questioning-Strategies-in-Mathematics

Math vs. Mathematics: Using Desmos to Honor Student Thinking and Value Student Input

Math vs. Mathematics: Using Desmos to Honor Student Thinking and Value Student Input

Date: October 4, 2022

Seymore Papert viewed mathematics as one of the great jewels of achievement of the human mind instead of what he called math – the boring stuff kids do in schools with putting in numbers. Technology can help create meaningful learning experiences that honor student thinking and value student input, similar to Papert’s vision for mathematics. In contrast, it technology can also be used to have students do math by just putting in numbers. This presentation will show how Desmos can support teachers in implementing meaningful learning experiences.

Presenter: Kurt Salisbury

Recommended Grade Level: 6-12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Math-vs-Mathematics-Using-Desmos-to-Honor-Student-Thinking-and-Value-Student-Input

Using a Blended Learning Model to Create a Language Rich Interactive Classroom in Which All Students Can Thrive

Using a Blended Learning Model to Create a Language Rich Interactive Classroom in Which All Students Can Thrive

Date: September 20, 2022

Teachers can harness the capabilities of technology in order to personalize instruction for students and support student’s linguistic background. We will use Desmos Activities to help create language rich interactive blended mathematics classroom that will help foster a joy of doing mathematics. Students can express who they are through the mathematics by take advantage of the free tools at hand.

Presenter: Marty Cardenas

Recommended Grade Level: 6-12+

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Play-Borel-Testing-your-Probability-Intution-and-Confidence

NOTE: If you watch the video version, you may wish to fast-forward through the participant work time from 31 minutes to 46 minutes in the video.

Play Borel! Testing your Probability Intuition and Confidence!

Play Borel! Testing your Probability Intuition and Confidence!

Date: September 6, 2022

Join us as we explore the game Borel and use some selected Borel randomness scenarios to test our probability simulation. We will then explore these scenarios through simulations in both Desmos and GeoGebra, and when possible, generate coding solutions to enumerate all the possible outcomes.

Presenter: Steve Phelps

Recommended Grade Level: 6-12+

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Play-Borel-Testing-your-Probability-Intution-and-Confidence

Mathematics: All Are Welcome! All Belong!

Mathematics: All Are Welcome! All Belong!

Date: August 23, 2022

Come and explore some Martian math, the 4th dimension, and unit chats. We will explore some high leverage strategies that will engage students from counting to exploring polynomials. Be ready to have some fun with mathematics!

Presenters: Dave Martin

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Mathematics-All-Are-Welcome-All-Belong

Beyond Right Answer: Math Tasks that Foster Agency and Identity

Beyond Right Answer: Math Tasks that Foster Agency and Identity

Date: August 9, 2022

Getting the right answer doesn’t always lead to deeper learning. Join us for an interactive session on how to create an atmosphere that promotes student thinking, problem-solving, & growth mindset by engaging students in culturally rich mathematical investigations. Leave with some great “wonders” to pose in your classroom & facilitation strategies.

Presenters: Twana Young

Recommended Grade Level: K-6

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Data-Rich-with-Diagnostics

Data Rich with Diagnostics

Data Rich with Diagnostics

Date: June 28, 2022

I love a good story, more so, a data rich story. We live in a world of data…but do we always use it and use it effectively? As educators, data informs our practice but we are often plagued with the task of how to manage it, review it, and break it down. Leaving us to ask how does diagnostic data support us?

Presenters: Kat Hendry

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Hosted by: Rana Arshed Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Data-Rich-with-Diagnostics