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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
Using Tools Strategically: Connecting the critical points of math understanding

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In this session, you'll investigate geometry standards in grades 6-8 through a hands-on real world problem that can be used in different ways in each grade level.

Following the activity, we'll debrief with a focus on the structures of mathematics connecting the different representations (concrete, iconic, and symbolic) seen in the different participants’ solution paths. You'll share about your experience, and explore ideas such as  components of structural language, concrete models, iconic models, and symbolic notation from the lesson to fill in an organizational tool. A challenge then will be posed: can the organizational tool be used to inform core instruction differentiation, assessment, and student enrichment or support?

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Annie Adams

Math Coach, Independent School District of Boise Cit
I get my teaching energy from generating and facilitating student discussions on problem solving and number sense. I have taught middle school mathematics in the San Francisco Bay Area and Boise, Idaho. It is my first year as a Math Coach in the Boise School District.

Sharon Tennent

Math Coach, Independent School District of Boise Cit
With a passion for early numeracy and development of mathematical structures, I work to provide growth opportunities for my fellow educators in the Boise School District.  

Andrew Webb

Math Coach, Independent School District of Boise Cit
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Suzanne Wolfkiel

Math Coach, Independent School District of Boise Cit
Currently a math coach for the Boise School District, my twenty years of experience has allowed me to see multiple states' standards and multiple levels of learners. From this, I have found a passion for engaging all students in a variety of experiences in order to deepen their thinking... Read More →
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Lucas Younger

Math Coach, Independent School District of Boise Cit
I draw on my education and experience as both a teacher and a school counselor to provide professional education and enrichment for my fellow educators in the Boise School District.

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am MST
  Sessions: Mathematical Mindset & Deeper Learning
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES 6.G.A.1, 6.G.A.2, 7.G.B.6, 8.G.C.9
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will gain an understanding of how to use a graphic organizer to plan.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Our presentation will ask attendees to create different models with their table mates as well as challenge the framework that is structuring their thinking. This is a hands on - brains on session.