Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Friday, March 1 • 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Immersion: Pretend Play in Mathematics

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Pretend play is an evolved, biological design that functions so organisms can construct themselves by using common, cheap, and safe features of the environment to train behaviors that are too costly to be practiced for real. How does this statement relate to math education? Student engagement increases when math is learned for an authentic application. Students cannot always do the math they are learning for a real reason. Therefore, creating an immersive simulation achieves the goal by capitalizing on the biological adaptation of pretend play.

In this session, join researcher and consultant Stephanie Owens to explore the cognitive model of pretend play and the application of the model for creating engaging and effective immersion scenarios for math students.

This session is being offered twice; please only sign up for one of the two sessions.  

avatar for Stephanie Owens

Stephanie Owens

Lead Consultant, Imagine Education, Inc.
My work is quite diverse, from student-centered instructional coaching to whole group professional development to curriculum writing and project management.

Friday March 1, 2019 1:25pm - 2:10pm MST
  Sessions: Math Story Projects & Immersions
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Models for engaging students in effective immersion scenarios