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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
Ratios, Proportions, Discourse, Oh My! FULL

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What do ratios/proportions, math practices, discourse, and centers have in common?

This interactive and inquiry-based session will weave all four into an action packed learning experience. Ratios and proportions are the some of the most misunderstood concepts in middle school. When the learning of ratios and proportions are done through an interactive conceptual way, students make sense of these ideas and build an understanding of these concepts.

This session will mirror that type of learning by having attendees engaging and interacting in a meaningful way with ratios and proportions through rich, hands-on activities. Math practices will be used to create viable arguments, reasonable solutions, and critique the reasoning of others. Because the activities will be open-ended, participants will engage in discourse through discussion with other participants.

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Patricia Carden

Math Specialist, Math and Science Bureau
As a former middle school math teacher, my passion is math and student learning. My current job is as the Math Specialist for the Math and Science Bureau here in Santa Fe. I have worked with teachers in their classrooms for the last eleven years developing strategies and activities... Read More →
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Shafiq Chaudhary

Math & Science Bureau Director, NM PED Math and Science Bureau
I am currently the Director of the Math and Science Bureau with the New Mexico Public Education Department.Before joining the NM PED in April 2017, I taught in Gallup, New Mexico as a middle school science and math teacher for seven years. My teaching career started in 2007, after... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am MST
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  Sessions: Engage & Explore: Creative Ideas in Lessons & Learning
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES 6th grade Domain: Ratios and Proportional Relationships-Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will gain a vision of how ratios and proportions can be taught through manipulatives and inquiry based learning.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" This is not a presentation on how to learn math. This is a math experience where learning happens through interactions and discussions among the attendees.