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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
What Do Mathematicians Do?

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During this session we will share the opening unit we use with our 7th and 8th grade students during the first week of school. The unit is modeled around a unit described in Tracy Zager's book Becoming the Mathematics Teacher You Wish You Had (2017). The unit uses picture books, articles, and videos for students to learn about what it is mathematicians do. The unit uses blended learning and addresses the ideas of mathematical mindset, making mistakes and learning from them, and persevering through problems. Participants in this session will complete the unit, as though they were the students and have time to adapt the unit to fit the needs of their own classroom.

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Heidi Anderson

7th and 8th Grade Teacher, South East Jr High

Kate Degner

Teacher, South East Jr High
I have been teaching secondary and post-secondary mathematics for 16 years. Since beginning my teaching career I have become very interested in ensuring all students learn mathematics at high levels. This interest has lead me to working to engage students in the mathematics classroom... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES This sessions address the standards for mathematical practice 1 and 3.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will leave the session with an exciting unit to use anytime throughout the school year.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" This session does not use 'stand and deliver' at all. The presentation will use blended learning techniques and small group discussions to engage session participants.
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