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Friday, March 1 • 9:40am - 10:25am
Zombie Math Adventure

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This session will introduce attendees to a tool that I developed as part of my Master's Thesis: Zombie Math Adventure (ZMA).

ZMA is an online math story curriculum that students can work through at their own pace. It covers CCSS in Pre-Algebra and Algebra I, is web based so it can be accessed from any computing device, has built in error checking so students can get immediate feedback, and spirals through the curriculum content so the types of problems are always fresh and interesting. The problems are presented in the context of the story, so that the math doesn't feel forced or inauthentic.

During the session, attendees will be able to use the ZMA website, learn about its development and the code behind it, and learn about ways to use it to enhance what they are already doing in the classroom. They will leave with a finished tool that they can introduce to the classroom the very next day, if they choose to.

BOYD: Please bring a laptop, tablet or iPad with you to this session if you have access to one. 

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Brian Smith

Computer Science Teacher, Santa Fe High School
Brian Smith grew up in Charlottesville, Va., attended Cornell University, and double-majored in Archaeology and Anthropology. After graduating from college, he joined Teach for America to teach high school Science in Zuni, NM. He’s been teaching on and off ever since, including... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:25am MST
  Sessions: Math Story Projects & Immersions
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Exponential growth/decay, functions, solving multistep equations, linear inequalities, single variable inequalities, graphing linear equations, operations with fractions, etc.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? They will gain access to a free, online math story project based around zombies that gives their students immediate feedback and control over the outcome of the story.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Attendees will have the opportunity to have hands-on time with the tool and practice using it to evaluate whether or not it would be appropriate for their classrooms.