Online Conference Program

Sessions and descriptions are below.  Also, click on a presenter’s name to learn more about them as well as to see what other sessions they might be presenting!

We encourage you to bring your laptop or tablet as there might be sessions that you might want them for.

Don’t forget to stop by our Vendors upstairs throughout the day!

Special Ribbons – You can collect special ribbons to add to your badge and/or take back to your classroom.

  • KATM Member ribbon – Members can stop by the KATM booth near the registration table and pick up their KATM Member ribbon.  If you aren’t a member, you can join and pick up your ribbon today!
  • Speaker ribbon – We 73 speakers that will present sessions today.  They will each get a ribbon.
  • Math Educator ribbon – This ribbon  will be passed out during the zone meeting for those that attend.
  • Difference Maker ribbon – This ribbon will be spread among the Vendors.  Stop by the Vendors and pick one up!

Next Year’s Conference is scheduled for October 8, 2018 in Manhattan, KS!  We hope to see you there!

October 16, 2017

Welcome and KATM General Meeting

8:00  -  8:15
Gym

KATM President, Stacey Ryan, will welcome everyone to the conference. We will have a brief KATM General Meeting where we introduce the Board, talk about upcoming events, and award our two – $1000 Scholarships. Each year we accept applications for two scholarships for teachers to receive professional develop or purchase materials for their classrooms for […]

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Maximize Effective Math Instruction by Crafting A Powerful Tool Belt

8:15  -  9:15
Gym

During his Keynote, Andrew Stadel will provide educators with opportunities to learn instructional strategies in implementing problem-solving tasks, strengthen number sense, and explore tools that support the mathematical thinking of diverse student populations. WHAT we use to accomplish our goal: Problem-Solving Tasks –  If we expect our students to be problem-solvers, then we instructional leaders […]

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Update from KSDE on Math Standards

9:15  -  9:50
Gym

Brief introduction to the 2017 Math Standards and Resources Aligned from Melissa Fast.

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There Is No Math Gene

10:00  -  10:50
Room 218

How many times have you heard your students say “I’m bad at math” or “I’m not a math person”? You may hear your colleagues share a similar view point or perhaps you have even had these thoughts yourself. There is a misconception in our society that there is a “math gene” and you were either […]

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Seeing Structure, Building Understanding with Algebra Tiles

10:00  -  10:50
Room 135

Experience algebra tiles in order to make abstract symbolic expressions transform into a concrete representation for students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and to learn how to use them to develop area and perimeter, combining like terms, evaluating expressions, writing equations, distributive property, and solving equations.

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Fraction “Egg” cellence

10:00  -  10:50
Room 124

A different to approach division and fractions to tie together elementary and secondary division and fractions.

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Millions, Billions and Double Trouble

10:00  -  10:50
Room 207

Discover innovative, hands-on activities to help students understand very large numbers and the effects of doubling using real-world examples from the environment and the global community. Presented games and simulations enhance students’ abilities in measurement, data analysis and graphing representation. Receive electronic lesson plans.

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Trig APPS–Assorted Practical Practice Strategies

10:00  -  10:50
Room 131

Using trigonometric ratios and solving right triangles as a focal topic, participants will encounter a card sort, color by number, “I have who has”, row relay, TicTacToe and more. Each activity is designed to help the struggling learner gain fluency through repetition.

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Boost Conceptual and Procedural Understanding with Rich Number Sense Tasks

10:00  -  10:50
Band Room

Would your students benefit from rich number sense tasks connected to ratios, proportions, expressions, and functions? Come participate in hands-on tasks that provide students with opportunities to use their own reasoning strategies and methods for solving problems that coherently build conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

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Welcome First Timers!

10:00  -  10:50
Room 214

First-time attendees, come and join us for a conference welcome session! Network with other mathematics educators. Share resources. Learn how to make the most of the KATM conference.

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Jumping Jackrabbits! Mathematical Modeling to Explore Parabolas

10:00  -  10:50
Room 200

Using a DESMOS eTool, we will investigate the path of a jackrabbit as it jumps over a fence. You will leave with a highly engaging lesson to use in your classroom that incorporates collaborative learning and problem-based learning. Please bring a device that will connect to the internet.

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Making Global Connections in the Math Classroom

10:00  -  10:50
Room 211

Promoting global collaboration is a great way to inspire students and make learning meaningful. During this session, we’ll share ideas of how to use video conferencing, Twitter, Voxer, Sway, and other FREE resources to help your students make global connections, collaborate, and share what they are learning with other classes and experts. Participants will leave […]

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Eureka Math/Engage NY – If We Knew Then What We Know Now!

10:00  -  10:50
Room 213

4 years ago Garden City Public School District began the implementation of Eureka Math/Engage NY. There have been some “speed bumps” along the way, but we have continued on the path and are very excited about the direction we are headed. Over the last 4 years we have learned a lot about the curriculum as […]

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Add and Subtract with New Visual and Contextual Method.

10:00  -  10:50
Room 122

Adding and subtracting integers, particularly those negatives, are a problem for students at several levels. Watertank Math will help ALL teachers to solve this issue by first providing a foundation for working with positive integers to allow vertical alignment in your schools. Watertank Math really shows itself in grades 5-9 as students begin seeing more […]

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π-Mania

10:00  -  10:50
Gym

Games & activities that can be used to celebrate π day.

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Get Personal! Let Students OWN IT and LOVE IT!

10:00  -  10:50
Room 212

Walk away with ideas for combining both technology and hands-on learning to personalize your students’ math experience. Participants will see how these second grade teachers have made math a favorite part of their students’ day while promoting self-reliance and student-centered learning. Let your students OWN IT and LOVE IT!

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Partitioning Shapes: A Gateway to Understanding Fractions

10:00  -  10:50
Room 202

This session will emphasize the importance of students’ conceptual understanding of partitioning shapes into equal size parts and the connection to unit fractions as a foundation for fraction sense. Participants will see how concept maps, formative assessment, and hands-on activities can create meaningful classroom experiences.

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Literacy Strategies in Math – A Book Study in 50 Minutes

10:00  -  10:50
Room 129

A book study for Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction by Joan Kenney will be completed in 50 minutes – from “Mathematics as Language” to “Creating Mathematical Metis.” Bring your highlighter! Each participant will receive a copy! (Limited to 50 participants, unless you have your own copy of the book.)

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Bringing Scale Factor to Life with the Giant of Illinois!

10:00  -  10:50
Room 133

Participants will use scale factor to create a stick figure model of Robert Wadlow, The Giant of Illinois, using painters tape. This activity will fill your room with blue stick figure giants and have all the adults and students in the building stopping by to see the fun things that happen in math! This is […]

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Computation Made Easy with Math Talks

10:00  -  10:50
Room 126

A Number Talk is a short, ongoing daily routine that provides students with meaningful ongoing practice with computation. A Number Talk is a powerful tool for helping students develop computational fluency because the expectation is that they will use number relationships, patterns, and the structures of numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Come learn […]

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Planning for Productive Struggle in the Elementary Classroom

10:00  -  10:50
Room 200

Join us for a highly interactive session designed to energize your planning in order to positively impact your instructional delivery and increase opportunities for your students to engage in productive struggle in mathematics.

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Improve Student Engagement & Ownership: Learner-Centered Guided Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches

10:00  -  10:50
Room 210

Targeted lessons for implementing problem-based learning with an emphasis in technology integration and focus on algebra standards. Overarching Goals: Improve student engagement, ownership, and promote college-career readiness in mathematics skills.

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Math: Three Teacher’s Guide to Learning and Fun

10:00  -  10:50
Room 205

This session will describe the Mission Valley Math Team’s first experience to NCTM. It talks about our journey to improve Mathematics throughout our school while sharing our favorite tips for interventions, implementing the 8 Mathematical Practices and Mathematical mindsets.

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The Not-So-Typical Box Problem

10:00  -  10:50
Room 130

We have all used the maximum volume of an open top box as a context for finding the vertex of a parabola or the local maximum of a polynomial but we tend to stop short of the awesome mathematics available at the next level. Together we will look at the possibilities for exploring what we […]

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Spirograph and Hats

10:00  -  10:50
Room 209

Geometer’s Sketchpad will be used to create colorful designs. Various strategies that show the development of this idea will be discussed.

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Group A Lunch (Identified on your name badge)

11:00  -  11:30
Commons/Front Hall

Please enjoy a boxed lunch in the front hall. *If you requested a vegetarian meal, you should have received a green ticket along with your name badge.  Please give this ticket to a Conference Assistant to pick up your meal.

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Group B Zone Meeting

11:00  -  11:30
Gym

This is a networking session to meet your KATM Zone Representative, network with other educators from around your area and discuss how KATM can meet the needs of you and your colleagues.  People that attend this session will receive a special ribbon to add to your collection. *ALSO – we will have door prizes to […]

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Group B Lunch (identified on your name badge)

11:35  -  12:05
Commons/Front Hall

Please enjoy a boxed lunch in the front hall. *If you requested a vegetarian meal, you should have received a green ticket along with your name badge.  Please give this ticket to a Conference Assistant to pick up your meal.

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Group A Zone Meeting

11:35  -  12:05
Gym

This is a networking session to meet your KATM Zone Representative, network with other educators from around your area and discuss how KATM can meet the needs of you and your colleagues.  People that attend this session will receive a special ribbon to add to your collection. *ALSO – we will have door prizes to […]

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Improve Student Engagement & Ownership: Learner-Centered Guided Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches

12:15  -  1:05
Room 210

Targeted lessons for implementing problem-based learning with an emphasis in technology integration and focus on algebra standards. Overarching Goals: Improve student engagement, ownership, and promote college-career readiness in mathematics skills.

Click for more information on 'Improve Student Engagement & Ownership: Learner-Centered Guided Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches'

Fraction “Egg” cellence

12:15  -  1:05
Room 124

A different to approach division and fractions to tie together elementary and secondary division and fractions.

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Encouraging Classroom Creativity: Math Activities with and without Technology

12:15  -  1:05
Room 137

I will share activities that differentiate, motivate, and encourage creativity and independent learning among high school students primarily in Algebra and Geometry courses.

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Trig APPS–Assorted Practical Practice Strategies

12:15  -  1:05
Room 131

Using trigonometric ratios and solving right triangles as a focal topic, participants will encounter a card sort, color by number, “I have who has”, row relay, TicTacToe and more. Each activity is designed to help the struggling learner gain fluency through repetition.

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Lessons That Make Math Stick

12:15  -  1:05
Band Room

Ever wonder why so many math concepts do not stick with students? Come experience the structure of a sticky math lesson. Leave with lesson design tools that will make the math you teach stickier with your students.

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Unlocking the Power of Coding

12:15  -  1:05
Room 211

Coding is a powerful way for students to become familiar with computer programming and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In this session, we will explore different coding programs and websites, including code.org, MakeCode, Scratch, and Appy Pie, a website that allows you to create your own apps. Students can develop their own coding skills […]

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Fixing the Fixed Mindset: Helping Students Persevere

12:15  -  1:05
Room 207

“Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.” Right out of the gate, the first Standard for Mathematical Practice is a doozy. Students can sometimes expend much of their mental energy and effort making sense of what the problem is asking, leaving little patience or confidence to actually persevere through the solving stage. Math […]

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Fractions’ Fumbles, Fences, and Fixes

12:15  -  1:05
Room 209

Students who struggle to understand fractions often demonstrate ongoing difficulties in mathematics. In this session, we will share a research summary describing specific misconceptions and errors student experience and the potential effects these have on subsequent learning. We will share ideas for effective tasks and instructional activities to remedy or avoid some of these difficulties […]

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This Session Has Problems! You’ve Been NAGD!

12:15  -  1:05
Room 213

Get ready to be N.AG.D! This fast-paced session is designed for middle grades, specifically targeting 6th grade math indicators: number sense activity (division of fractions); algebra activity (rational numbers on a number line/absolute value); geometry activity (volume/surface area); Data–sharing of common core resources; Stem/project based activities (cross curricular with math/social studies standards) and technology resources […]

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SMP 4 – Modeling with Mathematics

12:15  -  1:05
Room 214

We all use math to analyze everyday situations. And we’re modeling with mathematics! This presentation will include ideas for helping students see the power in mathematics.

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Get Personal! Let Students OWN IT and LOVE IT!

12:15  -  1:05
Room 212

Walk away with ideas for combining both technology and hands-on learning to personalize your students’ math experience. Participants will see how these second grade teachers have made math a favorite part of their students’ day while promoting self-reliance and student-centered learning. Let your students OWN IT and LOVE IT!

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Putting the “M” in STEM Activities

12:15  -  1:05
Room 218

STEM is all the rage right now….but do you ever feel like a lot of the STEM activities out there have a lot of science and engineering, but they’re a little light on the math standards you need to teach? Or that you just don’t have time to add STEM activities to your already full […]

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Partitioning Shapes: A Gateway to Understanding Fractions

12:15  -  1:05
Room 202

This session will emphasize the importance of students’ conceptual understanding of partitioning shapes into equal size parts and the connection to unit fractions as a foundation for fraction sense. Participants will see how concept maps, formative assessment, and hands-on activities can create meaningful classroom experiences.

Click for more information on 'Partitioning Shapes: A Gateway to Understanding Fractions'

ELL Simulation

12:15  -  1:05
Room 200

ELL Simulation: During this session, participants will take the role of a second language learner. By experiencing a lesson taught in a different language, teachers will reflect on practices that give students access to math content regardless of language barriers. You don’t teach ELLs? ALL students are learners of academic language! Come and learn how […]

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Literacy Strategies in Math – A Book Study in 50 Minutes

12:15  -  1:05
Room 129

A book study for Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction by Joan Kenney will be completed in 50 minutes – from “Mathematics as Language” to “Creating Mathematical Metis.” Bring your highlighter! Each participant will receive a copy! (Limited to 50 participants, unless you have your own copy of the book.)

Click for more information on 'Literacy Strategies in Math – A Book Study in 50 Minutes'

Bringing Scale Factor to Life with the Giant of Illinois!

12:15  -  1:05
Room 133

Participants will use scale factor to create a stick figure model of Robert Wadlow, The Giant of Illinois, using painters tape. This activity will fill your room with blue stick figure giants and have all the adults and students in the building stopping by to see the fun things that happen in math! This is […]

Click for more information on 'Bringing Scale Factor to Life with the Giant of Illinois!'

Computation Made Easy with Math Talks

12:15  -  1:05
Room 126

A Number Talk is a short, ongoing daily routine that provides students with meaningful ongoing practice with computation. A Number Talk is a powerful tool for helping students develop computational fluency because the expectation is that they will use number relationships, patterns, and the structures of numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Come learn […]

Click for more information on 'Computation Made Easy with Math Talks'

Yikes, They Still Can’t Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide Integers!

12:15  -  1:05
Room 135

Do your eighth graders or high school students struggle with computation? Come and experience the strategies that are developed in the CPM middle school curriculum to support your students. We will use the AREA model to multiplying whole numbers, fractions, mixed numerals, and decimals and Integer Tiles to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers. Building […]

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Add and Subtract with New Visual and Contextual Method.

12:15  -  1:05
Room 122

Adding and subtracting integers, particularly those negatives, are a problem for students at several levels. Watertank Math will help ALL teachers to solve this issue by first providing a foundation for working with positive integers to allow vertical alignment in your schools. Watertank Math really shows itself in grades 5-9 as students begin seeing more […]

Click for more information on 'Add and Subtract with New Visual and Contextual Method.'

Math: Three Teacher’s Guide to Learning and Fun

12:15  -  1:05
Room 205

This session will describe the Mission Valley Math Team’s first experience to NCTM. It talks about our journey to improve Mathematics throughout our school while sharing our favorite tips for interventions, implementing the 8 Mathematical Practices and Mathematical mindsets.

Click for more information on 'Math: Three Teacher’s Guide to Learning and Fun'

The Not-So-Typical Box Problem

12:15  -  1:05
Room 130

We have all used the maximum volume of an open top box as a context for finding the vertex of a parabola or the local maximum of a polynomial but we tend to stop short of the awesome mathematics available at the next level. Together we will look at the possibilities for exploring what we […]

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Shaping Formative Math Assessments to Work for You

12:15  -  1:05
Library

Join this session to engage in conversations about how to structure formative assessments in mathematics to gain the information you want from your students. Too often assessments are seen as obstacles to be overcome for students or as tests to rate the performance of schools and teachers. Formative assessments should inform educators of students’ understanding […]

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Math Is Write for You, Too!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 212

This session is designed for math teachers who are interested in integrating more writing into their curriculum. Special attention will be given to managing teacher expectations of student writing and employing strategies that will help teachers assess writing quickly and more efficiently.

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Yikes, They Still Can’t Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide Integers!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 135

Do your eighth graders or high school students struggle with computation? Come and experience the strategies that are developed in the CPM middle school curriculum to support your students. We will use the AREA model to multiplying whole numbers, fractions, mixed numerals, and decimals and Integer Tiles to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers. Building […]

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CETE’s Interim Assessment System

1:15  -  2:05
Room 133

This school year, educators will be able to use interim assessments to gauge their students’ learning progress. Along with summative (end-of-year) testing and formative assessment processes, interim assessments provide an integral part of a complete assessment system. Interim assessments help teachers not only measure students’ success in mastering material but also encourage student achievement. Presenters […]

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Going In Circles

1:15  -  2:05
Room 131

Circles in the coordinate plane are described geometrically by center and radius or by their equation in standard or expanded form. In this session, the skills of transforming between these descriptions will be practiced through a game of Connect Four, a magic square, crazy nine puzzle, Versatile, “I have who has…” and more. Participants will […]

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Children’s Literature – One of the Best Ways to Teach Math!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 122

Time! One of teachers’ greatest enemies! By teaching math through children’s literature you can address ELA standards while enhancing your math lessons. The stories draw the students in and bring the math to life. I’ll discuss the benefits of using literature in the classroom and share an extensive list of books written specifically for math […]

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Purpose Driven Math Instruction Derived From Student Thinking

1:15  -  2:05
Band Room

Students can often be an untapped resource of mathematical intuition, curiosity, and strategy in math classrooms. Come participate in engaging tasks that provide you with management skills for giving every student a voice and empowering you to use student thinking to drive your math instruction

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Together is Better! Using The Modeling Cycle to Connect Secondary Math and Science

1:15  -  2:05
Room 210

Connecting math with science through Modeling! Participants will be mathematicians as scientists. You will gather data, identify a pattern in the data, originate a mathematical model that is both descriptive and supports the underlying pattern, and defend claims and justify reasoning of the model. You will leave with materials to use in class. Learning Outcomes: […]

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Minecraft: Education Edition

1:15  -  2:05
Room 211

Curious how to use Minecraft for education and learning? This session is for you! We’ll share examples connecting Minecraft and math to get your ideas started. Participants will have a chance to explore the open world game that has captured the attention of students of all ages. You’ll leave with ideas how to integrate Minecraft […]

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Projects R Us for High School Mathematics

1:15  -  2:05
Room 213

You will learn how monsters help transform math, how Radian Man loves unit circles, how to use singing and dancing for trig waves, how to use movie posters to share concepts, water rockets for trig, and making classroom videos to share functions.

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Low Floor, High Ceiling

1:15  -  2:05
Room 137

We’re just going to do math problems. Not boring problems, but fun ones. And these problems are rich mathematical tasks that can be particularly useful in the classroom because they offer the problem solver (you in this case) a space to think, to explore, to learn, to discuss AND to extend. That is, they start […]

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Fixing the Fixed Mindset: Helping Students Persevere

1:15  -  2:05
Room 207

“Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.” Right out of the gate, the first Standard for Mathematical Practice is a doozy. Students can sometimes expend much of their mental energy and effort making sense of what the problem is asking, leaving little patience or confidence to actually persevere through the solving stage. Math […]

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Practicing the Practices

1:15  -  2:05
Room 209

In this session we will explore the Standards for Mathematical Practice by discussing each practice, suggesting tasks and instructional activities that promote each practice, and describing things students might say or do when they engage in each practice. Our examples will focus on grades 6-12 mathematics. Participants will be encouraged to share their own strategies […]

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5 Ways to Liven Up the Beginning of Class!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 218

Come and participate in some quick strategies that can liven up your beginning of class routine. Strategies are quick to implement and highlight different areas including number sense, geometry, data and more.

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ELL Simulation

1:15  -  2:05
Room 200

ELL Simulation: During this session, participants will take the role of a second language learner. By experiencing a lesson taught in a different language, teachers will reflect on practices that give students access to math content regardless of language barriers. You don’t teach ELLs? ALL students are learners of academic language! Come and learn how […]

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Gr8 Math Websites: Supporting Your Core and Intervention Math Programs

1:15  -  2:05
Room 124

This session will guide you through exploring math websites that you need to have in your bank of resources. Exactly how each website can be used to support your core and intervention programs will be shared. Make sure you bring a laptop so you can engage with the content.

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Please Don’t Eat Your Manipulatives Until I Say So!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 126

Having trouble teaching math to your most challenging students? This session will provide participants with hands-on approaches that will encourage your struggling learners. Using easy-to-create manipulatives and sweet treats, participants will gain new ideas for engaging the reluctant learner. You’re invited to have some fun and be creative in this interactive session!

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Vocabulary is More Than Definitions. Descriptions and Experiences are Key!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 202

In this presentation, we will learn about how to effectively teach math vocabulary in your classroom. Too often, we focus on the word and the definition. However, this is not the natural way we learn vocabulary. We learn vocabulary through our experiences in order to create our own descriptions. Come join me as we apply […]

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Common Mistakes in Teaching Elementary Math

1:15  -  2:05
Room 129

This book investigates some common mistakes in teaching elementary mathematics and offers advice on how to avoid them. Targeting elementary teachers, this book aims at increasing their confidence with core math principles and reasoning, setting their students on the path toward eventually developing more complex math skills, improving student achievement by approaching problems in logical […]

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Unleash Your Creativity Using Cuisenaire Rods

1:15  -  2:05
Room 130

Discover a new way to use Cuisenaire Rods within your classroom that puts an artistic spin on teaching the concepts of equality as well as symmetry. Let your students unleash their creativity using Cuisenaire Rods to focus on creating while using Math as a checks and balances for equality as well as symmetry when they […]

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Bringing Algebra to Life for Students Who Struggle

1:15  -  2:05
Room 205

Jake created a Tier 1 Intervention class for his school to help kids who failed Algebra 1. The goal of the class was to prepare struggling kids for Algebra 1 by bringing the content to life through engaging activities and teaching with a growth mindset. Some of the things discussed will be class creation, using […]

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Math Aides: Taking Tutors to the Classroom!

1:15  -  2:05
Room 203

This session will focus on how to set up and implement a math aide program in your school. Math aides are high school students who are placed in a math class in order to help students. Math aides make it much easier to get extra help to students during math class. Topeka West has utilized […]

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Teaching Division with the 3 Little Pigs

1:15  -  2:05
Room 214

The 3 Little Puercos have gone into the brick-making business to ward off the threat posed by Mr. Wolf. Come discover how an engaging story line and hands-instruction can help children develop a conceptual understanding of division.

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Math Is Write for You, Too!

2:15  -  3:05
Room 212

This session is designed for math teachers who are interested in integrating more writing into their curriculum. Special attention will be given to managing teacher expectations of student writing and employing strategies that will help teachers assess writing quickly and more efficiently.

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CETE’s Interim Assessment System

2:15  -  3:05
Room 133

This school year, educators will be able to use interim assessments to gauge their students’ learning progress. Along with summative (end-of-year) testing and formative assessment processes, interim assessments provide an integral part of a complete assessment system. Interim assessments help teachers not only measure students’ success in mastering material but also encourage student achievement. Presenters […]

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The Classic Locker Problem (with a twist!)

2:15  -  3:05
Room 200

The classic locker problem wants to know which lockers will be left open or closed at the end of a long, iterative process. This problem extends the idea, and wants to know how much money will be in each locker if $1 is put in each locker, then $2 in every 2nd locker, $3 in […]

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Any Way You Slice It

2:15  -  3:05
Room 122

This hands-on session combines number concepts and seasonal craft ideas. This project encourages students to show different forms to represent a number. You’ll leave this session with a sample and multiple ways to use this idea in your classroom.

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Going Digital? Trends in 6-12 Mathematics Textbooks and Teaching

2:15  -  3:05
Room 218

We will share results from a 2016 national survey of student teachers that provided insight about using print and digital textbooks, access to and use of other resources, and preferred use of traditional and newer instructional strategies. Let’s engage in a conversation about what is happening in Kansas schools.

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Effective Feedback: It can’t be that hard can it?

2:15  -  3:05
Room 135

Research is clear when teachers engage in formative assessment, students’ learning is increased, but what are practical ways to make that happen? Come experience a process where you will look at tasks in a collaborative setting to examine students’ thinking and make decisions about how to best provide feedback to the learner to move them […]

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Number Sense Isn’t Always Common Sense

2:15  -  3:05
Room 211

Number sense routines can be utilized throughout the day to help students engage in meaningful number sense activities. This session will focus on strategies to promote active participation, critical thinking, and verbalizing mathematical reasoning.

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Bringing Algebra to Life for Students Who Struggle

2:15  -  3:05
Room 205

Jake created a Tier 1 Intervention class for his school to help kids who failed Algebra 1. The goal of the class was to prepare struggling kids for Algebra 1 by bringing the content to life through engaging activities and teaching with a growth mindset. Some of the things discussed will be class creation, using […]

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Going In Circles

2:15  -  3:05
Room 131

Circles in the coordinate plane are described geometrically by center and radius or by their equation in standard or expanded form. In this session, the skills of transforming between these descriptions will be practiced through a game of Connect Four, a magic square, crazy nine puzzle, Versatile, “I have who has…” and more. Participants will […]

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Evidence vs. Inference: Tools to Elicit True Student Thinking

2:15  -  3:05
Room 213

How do you know what your student know? When it’s time to move forward? When to reteach?  In this session, we will explore a variety of tools you can use to elicit true evidence of student thinking to assess your students’ progress in ways that extend their understanding.  We will analyze student work samples to uncover evidence […]

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Low Floor, High Ceiling

2:15  -  3:05
Room 137

We’re just going to do math problems. Not boring problems, but fun ones. And these problems are rich mathematical tasks that can be particularly useful in the classroom because they offer the problem solver (you in this case) a space to think, to explore, to learn, to discuss AND to extend. That is, they start […]

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Together is Better! Using The Modeling Cycle to Connect Secondary Math and Science

2:15  -  3:05
Room 210

Connecting math with science through Modeling! Participants will be mathematicians as scientists. You will gather data, identify a pattern in the data, originate a mathematical model that is both descriptive and supports the underlying pattern, and defend claims and justify reasoning of the model. You will leave with materials to use in class. Learning Outcomes: […]

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Interventions for Math: Ideas in How to Structure and Organize to Target Students Needs

2:15  -  3:05
Room 124

Join this interactive session where we will explore tools and resources to help you construct targeted interventions for your students. Please bring a laptop so you can access various online resources.

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Small Group Math Stations: Fraction Action For All

2:15  -  3:05
Room 209

Join Renee in this hands-on session and experience a differentiated math station structure that can be used in K-8 classrooms. This structure allows students to become independent learners by moving when ready, rather than by ringing a bell, and provides the teacher time to work with students in a small group setting for intervention or […]

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Please Don’t Eat Your Manipulatives Until I Say So!

2:15  -  3:05
Room 126

Having trouble teaching math to your most challenging students? This session will provide participants with hands-on approaches that will encourage your struggling learners. Using easy-to-create manipulatives and sweet treats, participants will gain new ideas for engaging the reluctant learner. You’re invited to have some fun and be creative in this interactive session!

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Now You Are Speaking My Math Language.

2:15  -  3:05
Room 202

In this presentation, we will look at examples where attention to precision goes beyond correct answers. Teachers and students have to be precise in their language, vocabulary, and examples. Participants will also learn about a writing strategy that will help their students write effectively and precisely when defending their answers.

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Common Mistakes in Teaching Elementary Math

2:15  -  3:05
Room 129

This book investigates some common mistakes in teaching elementary mathematics and offers advice on how to avoid them. Targeting elementary teachers, this book aims at increasing their confidence with core math principles and reasoning, setting their students on the path toward eventually developing more complex math skills, improving student achievement by approaching problems in logical […]

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Unleash Your Creativity Using Cuisenaire Rods

2:15  -  3:05
Room 130

Discover a new way to use Cuisenaire Rods within your classroom that puts an artistic spin on teaching the concepts of equality as well as symmetry. Let your students unleash their creativity using Cuisenaire Rods to focus on creating while using Math as a checks and balances for equality as well as symmetry when they […]

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Math Aides: Taking Tutors to the Classroom!

2:15  -  3:05
Room 203

This session will focus on how to set up and implement a math aide program in your school. Math aides are high school students who are placed in a math class in order to help students. Math aides make it much easier to get extra help to students during math class. Topeka West has utilized […]

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Teaching Division with the 3 Little Pigs

2:15  -  3:05
Room 214

The 3 Little Puercos have gone into the brick-making business to ward off the threat posed by Mr. Wolf. Come discover how an engaging story line and hands-instruction can help children develop a conceptual understanding of division.

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