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 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 41 speakers that will present sessions today.  They will each get a ribbon.
  • Math Educator and Difference Maker Ribbons – These ribbons will be passed out in the vendor area.
  • Stop by the Vendors and pick one up!

October 8, 2018

Welcome and KATM General Meeting

8:00  -  8:15
Auditorium D 103

KATM President, Todd Flory, 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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KEYNOTE: Improving Mathematics Instruction for Students who Struggle

8:15  -  9:15
Auditorium D 103

Are you ready to rid yourself of expiring rules? Are you willing to commit to working as a team? This session will encourage the use of evidence based strategies such as Concrete/Semi-Concrete/Abstract (CSA) to help students develop a balanced understanding of concepts and skills. Using formative assessment approaches to building from students’ strengths we will […]

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How to Speak “Math”

9:30  -  10:20
Room A104

Mathematics is a language. This interactive session focuses on developing math conversations in the classroom by making sense of problems, approaching problems from different angles, and making connections. Join us as we promote ongoing discourse in the K-8 classroom and receive lessons to use.

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Talking Math in Science

9:30  -  10:20
Room A116

Math discourse in science? Science classrooms are the perfect place to employ math discourse strategies to create understanding, support critical thinking and connect the SMPs to the NGSS science and engineering practices. In this interactive session we will explore techniques to create lively math discussions in the science classroom

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Develop a Growth Mindset in your Students and Yourself!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A106

Tired of hearing “I’m no good at math” or “I hate math”? If so, help your students develop a growth mindset about math. Help them know their potential by understanding how their brain grows, how mistakes help us learn, and how struggle is helpful. Also, tired of thinking “These kids will just never get it!”? […]

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Re-Thinking Acceleration in Middle School and High School Mathematics

9:30  -  10:20
Room Little Theatre

Participants will also explore how to best communicate the school or district decisions about math acceleration to parents and community members. I will share the white paper on acceleration and the research base and description of the pipeline for grade 6-12 mathematics. This session is intended for teachers, curriculum leaders, administrators, and coaches. This topic […]

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Early Childhood Math Manipulative’s on a Budget

9:30  -  10:20
Room A103

I will give participants ideas on how to use cheap materials to use as manipulatives in their classroom. I will bring the examples of the materials. I will also need access to a projector of some sort. The objective is for the teachers to get ideas of manipulative they can use in the classroom that […]

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Math Communities

9:30  -  10:20
Room A102

Creating math communities has changed the way I teach and the way my students learn. Step outside your comfort zone and be a facilitator, not a leader! Let your students help each other learn and grow. Begin communities to help personalize learning for your students.

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Going Global in your math class with Skype

9:30  -  10:20
Room B110

In this session, participants will learn new ways to turn their math class into a global learning environment. Participants will hear stories of Skype in the Classroom experiences, learn easy ways to connect Skype in the Classroom with their math class and content, and gain ideas for virtual field trips, guest speakers, and collaborative projects.

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Intro to Your 18 Hours of Math

9:30  -  10:20
Room B102

This session will introduce you to the Masters of Science in Education with an Emphasis in Mathematics offered through Fort Hays State University to meet the HLC Requirements. This session will look at quadratic equations from elementary level through Calculus.

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STEM – So You Want to Be an Engineer?!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A114

Are you looking for ways to engage students in creative, fun, and complex STEM projects? Are you wanting some ideas which have little prep but HUGE results and success? This is your session to attend! Come and get three different easy immediate implementation ideas with lesson plans, handouts, resources, and see what a completed investigation […]

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Welcome First Timers!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A112

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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Fractions! Teaching Developmentally

9:30  -  10:20
Room Library

This session examines “fraction sense” from partitioning and iterating to equivalency and beginning operations. We will explore hands-on experiences through multiple representations including area, length and set models. Special attention will be given to supporting students who struggle, particularly those in Tier 2 intervention settings.

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Let’s Get Techy

10:30  -  11:20
Room B118

In a techy-teach world, it can be difficult to know where to start! This session will provide “playtime” and tips for innovative, FREE math apps and software that will enhance instruction and classroom management with technology. Programs such as Desmos, Geogebra, BuzzMath, Apple Classroom, Showbie, and more will be explored! Please bring your laptop and/or […]

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A Recipe for Long Term Learning and Knowing

10:30  -  11:20
Room A106

In this presentation we will examine the research on how the brain learns. We will discuss and practice instructional strategies that will enhance the depth of learning for all students. Use what we know about the brain to help your students truly REMEMBER!

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

10:30  -  11:20
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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Fractions Coherence for Middle School Teachers

10:30  -  11:20
Room A104

Middle school students often struggle with fraction computation. This session is intended to familiarize middle school teachers with the fraction coherence from 3-5 and provide lessons for middle school intervention use. This session will also connect fraction understanding to the middle school RP standards.

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Mathematics Update from KSDE

10:30  -  11:20
Room Little Theatre

This session will provide an update on resources available for the implementation of the 2017 Math Standards. Information on upcoming professional learning opportunities will be shared. Additionally, updates related to the math state assessment will be provided.

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Gr8 Math Resources & Websites for the Revised Standards

10:30  -  11:20
Room Library

Bring your laptop or tablet to this session to discover and explore various resources to support your work in instructing with the revised Kansas Math Standards. You will leave with ideas and activities to use right away! Join the fun!

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Using social interactive games in High School Math classes

10:30  -  11:20
Room B108

Ever wondered how you could get kids excited about math? I’ll explore how to introduce kids to games that involve movement and/or social interaction, to improve social skills of students and to practice and revise actual classwork with very little preparation (once you have mastered how the games work)! Yes I’m talking about games that […]

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Early Childhood Math Manipulative’s on a Budget

10:30  -  11:20
Room A103

I will give participants ideas on how to use cheap materials to use as manipulatives in their classroom. I will bring the examples of the materials. I will also need access to a projector of some sort. The objective is for the teachers to get ideas of manipulative they can use in the classroom that […]

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I’m Game, Are YOU?

10:30  -  11:20
Room B102

EVERFI is tapping into student interest and curiosity to make critical math skills relatable, engaging, and interactive with our sports and STEM career themed Math Supplemental Resources. Educators in attendance will gain access to several online resources that will highlight real-world applications to math concepts. Bring your device and join our session to gain login […]

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Math Communities

10:30  -  11:20
Room A102

Creating math communities has changed the way I teach and the way my students learn. Step outside your comfort zone and be a facilitator, not a leader! Let your students help each other learn and grow. Begin communities to help personalize learning for your students.

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The “Thinking Classroom” – An Early Review

10:30  -  11:20
Room B110

The “Thinking Classroom” is an instructional design developed by Dr. Peter Liljedahl of Simon Fraser University. It includes 14 researched-based key points to invert your classroom from a teacher-centric space to student-centric. If the students aren’t thinking, they aren’t learning. This session will examine the practices currently in place by the presenter, and an unscientific […]

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Putting the M in STEM

10:30  -  11:20
Room A116

Do you keep hearing about how great STEM challenges are, but you’re not sure how to fit one more thing into your curriculum? Come and see how you can use STEM challenges to teach the math that is really in your standards. Your kids will love the challenges, and you’ll be teaching what you need […]

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Problems, Patterns, Problem Solving, and Mathematical Discourse

10:30  -  11:20
Room A114

A series of problems (relatively easily solved in multiple ways) will be presented, worked on within groups, and solutions shared. Effective mathematical discourse will be emphasized, modeled and reflected upon. Participants will use paper and pencils to work on group solutions to problems and then share their results.

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Group A Lunch (Identified on your name badge)

11:30  -  12:10
Lunchroom Area

Please enjoy a boxed lunch in the lunchroom area  

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Group B Zone Meeting and Vendor Time

11:30  -  12:10
North Gym and Commons

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. *After the Zone Meeting, you will be released to go check out the Vendors that have joined us for the day.  The Vendors […]

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Group B Lunch (identified on your name badge)

12:15  -  12:55
Lunchroom Area

Please enjoy a boxed lunch in the lunchroom area  

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Group A Zone Meeting and Vendor Time

12:15  -  12:55
North Gym and Commons

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. *After the Zone Meeting, you will be released to go check out the Vendors that have joined us for the day.  The Vendors […]

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Incorporating Interactive Notebooks With Differentiated Learners

1:10  -  2:00
Room A106

VENDOR SESSION:  So you want to use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom (or you already are) but you wonder what to do to differentiate for the students in your classroom. Come join me as we model some quick and easy implementation techniques that you can take back and use right away without fail to make […]

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Desmos….You’re Gonna Love It!

1:10  -  2:00
Room A116

Have you ever used Desmos? If not, this is the session for you. In this session, I’ll show you the basics of how to use Desmos. You’ll learn how to use Desmos in place of a graphing calculator, as well as Desmos Classroom Activities. There are tons of classroom activities to pick from, plus I’ll […]

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

1:10  -  2:00
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset Through Effective Grading Practices

1:10  -  2:00
Room Little Theatre

What do your grading practices imply? In this presentation we will explore the purposes, concerns, interpretations and impacts of Traditional and Redesign Grading Practices. Time will be devoted for you to determine your perspective on learning and how the actions you take and decisions you make, based on your mindset, impact your students. We will […]

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High-Yield Routines for all ages!

1:10  -  2:00
Room B108

Based from the book, High-Yield Routines, these easily implemented routines will provide teachers with opportunities to enhance the content knowledge and mathematical practices of their students. These routines can be adapted from K-through HS. Come try these routines and create some of your own!

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Using the Area Model to Build Conceptual Understanding of Multiplication

1:10  -  2:00
Room B104

This session will illustrate how the AREA model is the foundation model for multiplication of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers. If time, polynomial multiplication (and factoring) will also be explored. Participants will investigate classroom-ready problems that frequently offer a challenge to students.

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Growing Students Mindsets through High-Quality Mathematical Tasks

1:10  -  2:00
Room A103

How do you decide what tasks students will complete in your math class? How could this decision impact students mindsets? During this session, teachers will explore the characteristics of high-quality tasks and how to maintain the cognitive demand of these tasks throughout implementation in the classroom. Choosing the task is just the first step, teachers […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Math Manipulatives

1:10  -  2:00
Room B110

I love math teaching with math manipulatives (tools) at all grade levels. There are wonderful tools (including calculators) available to make math more understandable and enjoyable. However, some good ones are misused (becoming bad), some bad ones are misused (becoming ugly) and some ugly ones should be banned from the classroom altogether. Come see what […]

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Using GeoGebra as a Teacher Productivity Tool

1:10  -  2:00
Room A114

This session will share ideas of how teachers can use GeoGebra as a teacher productivity tool. Emphasis will be placed upon generating images within GeoGebra that ultimately can be used in a variety of ways: handouts, tests, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and more. Examples will be shared. The use of GeoGebra with students will be briefly […]

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Calling All Math Maniacs! Let’s Get Kids Excited About Math!

1:10  -  2:00
Room B102

Come hear about an exciting competition we hosted for our students at Washburn Rural Middle School! 270+ students voluntarily signed up, created teams and competed both individually and in groups in traditional and not-so-traditional STEM events. I will show you how we incorporated Google Forms to help manage the event, Google Classroom to get kids […]

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Technology for Littles (Math emphasis)

1:10  -  2:00
Room A104

Do you feel technology integration at the primary level is overwhelming? Come and learn how we strategized and implemented technology at the lowest primary level successfully. Participants will walk away learning how to use Google Classroom, Seesaw & Flipgrid with our youngest learners. Participants will have access to online projects they can use with their […]

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Multiplication ROCKS

1:10  -  2:00
Room A102

Multiplication ROCKS is a teacher-created rotation of centers that immerse students into multiplication. Various types of centers that help students understand and learn their multiplication facts are used. The centers cover everything from conceptual to abstract representation. You will get to see what we do, how we do it, and be able to walk away […]

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The Magic of Math

1:10  -  2:00
Room Library

How do I bring my math mojo to the classroom? Some teachers teach while others reach! Join steve on this magical journey filled with critical ideas on how to help your students see math in a whole new way! You will need something to write with and write on.

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Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work!

2:10  -  3:00
Room A106

VENDOR SESSION:  Give me 4 weeks… In just 4 weeks you can change the environment in your math classroom by implementing Math Workshop and Guided Math. Let’s kick start your math class for student success and boot teacher stress! Come join me in this workshop where I share some of my tried and true strategies and […]

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Cups and Coins

2:10  -  3:00
Room B108

An inexpensive way to evaluate variables, combine like terms and solve equations concretely that you can implement tomorrow. This model also has additional applications that can be used in solving systems in high school mathematics.

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Using Geometric Modeling to Bring Food to the Desert

2:10  -  3:00
Room A114

Problem/Project-Based Learning Unit integrating geometry, statistics, social studies, and civic engagement to provide students, families, and other community members with access to healthy and affordable food. Exploration of the social justice issues, from a mathematics perspective, that result in food deserts within Kansas.

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Twitter Accounts Every Teacher Should Follow

2:10  -  3:00
Room B110

Without question, Twitter has become a hotspot for education-related tips, tricks, and talks. You can be instantly connected to a network of passionate educators sharing their experiences and insights into the education world, and there are many innovative teachers using Twitter to engage with like-minded people. From nonprofits to everyday teachers, this session will share […]

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Walk the Line (and other functions!)

2:10  -  3:00
Room B102

We will walk a graph to use motion problems to model functions. Motion detectors, Desmos, and other technology will be used. Connecting physical motion with position graphs will excite your students as they discover relationships between position, velocity, and slope. You will leave with ready to use lessons that can be used for modeling linear […]

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Adding and Subtracting Integers using a toilet with Watertank Math!

2:10  -  3:00
Room B118

If your students struggle with adding and subtracting integers then Watertank Math is what you need for your students! Learn how to relate this everyday computation to something they encounter in everyday life…a toilet! Watertank Math will provide a visual and contextual method of finally understanding not only adding and subtracting positive integers but more […]

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Yikes, they still can’t add, subtract, multiply or divide integers!

2:10  -  3:00
Room B104

Do your eighth graders or high school students struggle with computation of integers? Come and experience integer tiles with problem-based learning to build their conceptual understanding of integers.

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Growing Students Mindsets through High-Quality Mathematical Tasks

2:10  -  3:00
Room A103

How do you decide what tasks students will complete in your math class? How could this decision impact students mindsets? During this session, teachers will explore the characteristics of high-quality tasks and how to maintain the cognitive demand of these tasks throughout implementation in the classroom. Choosing the task is just the first step, teachers […]

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Everyone Can Code

2:10  -  3:00
Room B116

We believe that coding is an essential skill for helping students thrive in 
 a technology-driven future. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops 
 problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, the free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. […]

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Technology for Littles (Math emphasis)

2:10  -  3:00
Room A104

Do you feel technology integration at the primary level is overwhelming? Come and learn how we strategized and implemented technology at the lowest primary level successfully. Participants will walk away learning how to use Google Classroom, Seesaw & Flipgrid with our youngest learners. Participants will have access to online projects they can use with their […]

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Elementary Math Resources and Ideas

2:10  -  3:00
Room A102

Looking for elementary math resources and ideas? This session is for you! Various math resources, both hands-on and online, will be shared. You will have time to play and explore. So bring your willingness to play, and your device to explore various websites. You will also be able to join a Flipgrid topic that will […]

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Collaborating to Develop and Teach Meaningful Mathematics Lessons in an Urban High School

2:10  -  3:00
Room A116

Interested in engaging your students with inquiry-based teaching? This session will explore mathematics lessons taught in urban high school classrooms, where students explore meaningful mathematics through group collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in lesson activities related to Pascal’s Triangle and conic sections. Participants will learn about what was successful when the […]

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Championship Math Teaching-Maximizing My Math Instructional Time

2:10  -  3:00
Room A112

We all teach math under varying circumstances: length of class; number of students, curriculum publisher (or no curriculum); readiness of students; familiarity with the curriculum; and years teaching math just begin the list. Participants can plan to leave Manhattan on Monday with numerous new “tools” in their “math tool box” that can be implemented in […]

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