Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Saturday, March 2 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Making Connections Outside the Classroom

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In this session, attendees will be exposed in a hands-on way to a variety of engagement techniques that help students with the process of understanding and interacting in useful way with algebra. I will dig into my 20 years experience as a math teacher at Denver Academy, a school founded to help students that learn differently, and share what I know works. I will share my best practices in getting students to look forward to coming to math class because they know in life they will use what they learn. I will show ways to get students engaged in an interactive way that benefits both the academic as well as the social emotional side of the middle school brain.


Matthew Dastin

Middle School Dean, Denver Academy
Matt Dastin has been a teacher at Denver Academy for over 20 years.  Throughout his time at DA he has learned that connecting with students is very often the key to their success.  He spends time with students after school golfing, teaching a geocaching class and even camping in... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm MST
  Sessions: Mathematical Mindset & Deeper Learning
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Development of conceptual understanding, independent understanding of the process and strategic comprehension of meaningful problem solving.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Make a weekly plan that accounts for academic content, student engagement, purposeful work both in class and assignments outside of the classroom.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" A teaching methodology used at Denver Academy of think, pair and share will immediately get the conversation started.