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Friday, March 1 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Mathematics Book Clubs and the Middle School Classroom

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During this session participants will learn how to set up a book club in their mathematics class, as part of regular mathematics instruction. The session uses the idea of book talks/book circles from ELA to engage students in the intriguing stories laced throughout mathematics history--fact really is stranger than fiction--especially in mathematics! Participants attending this session will leave with ideas for differentiated book circles, lesson plans, book discussion topics, and ways to engage community members in the book club. The session will include book titles used with students from a variety of reading levels, as well as planning and pacing ideas. The general outline for the book talks is to 1. identify books that tell interesting, little known stories in mathematics 2. Read those books as part of the regularly scheduled mathematics class 3. Invite community members to read the book along with the students 4. Come to school twice a month to discuss the book with students. Come learn about this practice that is sure to become the highlight of your mathematics teaching experience during the next year!


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 →

Friday March 1, 2019 2:25pm - 3:10pm
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Mathematical Practice 1, Mathematical Practice 3
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will leave the session having identified books to use for book circles in their mathematics classroom.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" The sessions transcends traditional presentations in that there is very little 'sit and get' during the presentation.
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