Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Saturday, March 2 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Create, Solve, Share: Student-crafted word problems

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Algebra is a critical part of success as students move into higher mathematics and into careers.  Therefore, it is important to not only have students master the concepts in algebra but also have a deeper understanding of functions and variables. But how do you obtain mastery while empowering the students to take charge of their learning?  For several years, we have been designing and implementing activities in algebra classrooms where students pose, solve, and share algebra problems related to their interests in popular culture areas like sports and social networking.

In this session, you'll experience one of our activities – they will first work in small groups to solve problems involving linear equations and direct variation.  Participant groups will then select a topic of interest to them and will be asked to pose their own algebra story problem related to their interests.  Through small-group and whole-group discussions, participants will compare direct variation versus linear change using multiple representations.  Participants then will hear about personalized problem-posing activities that have been implemented in the classroom, including success stories, common trouble spots, and example problems written by students. There will be general discussion about the instructional strategies of connecting mathematics to students’ interests and about using problem-posing in the mathematics classroom.

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Trevelyn Everitt-Gyure

Instructional Lead Coach, Dallas ISD
I moved into the educational arena in 2008 after spending many years in the business world. I began my career in Raleigh, North Caroline in Wake Country Public Schools where I served in many different capacities. Upon returning to Texas, I shifted into Urban education in Dallas ISD... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm MST
  Sessions: Engage & Explore: Creative Ideas in Lessons & Learning
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Solving direct variation and linear equations using all forms of representation at approximately an 8th grade math level.  
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Participants will be able to develop word problems at a personalized level for students which will in turn create higher student engagement.  
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Participants will select a topic from the given choices that are of interest to them. They will then work on hands on activities in a small group.