Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Thank you for joining us in Santa Fe for our 6th Annual Conference! If you selected your sessions prior to Sunday, 2/24, a print copy of your personalized schedule will be provided in your attendee packet. You’ll also get a daily agenda email from SCHED!

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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
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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.

In this session, you'll complete the unit, as a student, then have time to discuss and adapt the unit to fit the needs of their own classroom.

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Heidi Anderson

Math Curriculum Coordinator, Iowa City Community School District
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Kate Degner

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator, Iowa City Community School District
I'm beginning my 20th year in mathematics education! I have been a math teacher for learners from age 11 - 50! I love coming to conference to exchange teaching ideas with other members of the mathematics education community.

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am MST
  Sessions: Mathematical Mindset & Deeper Learning
  • 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.