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Friday, March 1 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Building a Foundation for Functions in the Middle Grades FILLING

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This session is full of hands-on activities and discussions about the concept of functions. Consideration will be given to the pedagogy of teaching and learning the meaning and various representations (algebraic, graphical, numerical (tables), or through verbal descriptions) of function in middle grades classrooms.

The session will begin with a balloon-inflating activity in which the number of breaths and the circumference of the balloon are measured and recorded, compared across participant groups, and discussed in terms of the definition of a function. The session then focuses on the 8th Grade Common Core Standards related to functions and uses these standards and sub-standards as the framework for analyzing several middle-grades appropriate classroom activities. As you engage and analyze these activities, you'll also be able to consider and share ideas about the potential for inclusion and emphasis in their classrooms and curriculum.

This session is being offered twice; please only sign up for one of the two sessions.   

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Thomas Evitts

Professor Emeritus, Shippensburg University
Tom Evitts is a returning presenter at the MidSchoolMath Conference. Tom is a former high school mathematics teacher and recently retired from Shippensburg University's Mathematics Department, where he was a mathematics teacher educator. Tom enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
  Sessions: Engage & Explore: Creative Ideas in Lessons & Learning
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will gain an appreciation for function as a concept and for various representations of function.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Teacher-participants must engage with the material and interact together - in small groups and with the whole group.