Welcome First Timers!

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.

Using social interactive games in High School Math classes

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 are not online or simply just time fillers and that don’t require a budget. Games designed for maximum student engagement but with structures and rules built into them with the teacher as referee. ESL students will feel more included in your class. The same game can used over and over in subjects like Algebra 1 & 2, Pre-calculus, Trig and Calculus. In this session I’ll be giving examples of games I’ve developed based on sport and TV game show themes and sharing tips of how to introduce games to your class. I will choose some ‘contestants’ to show us how, with audience interaction!

Adding and Subtracting Integers using a toilet with Watertank Math!

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 importantly how to add and subtract negative integers. A great opportunity for SPED, intervention, resource, Tier (I-III), and regular ed teachers to get your hands on a supplementary resources to ensure the success of your students.

Twitter Accounts Every Teacher Should Follow

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 some accounts to follow.

Cups and Coins

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.

Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

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 Number Talks in their classrooms. At the end of this session, participants will:
-Identify strategies for facilitating Number Talks
-Participate in various levels of Number Talks various levels (10-frames, Rekenreks, computation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions)
-Lead a Number Talk with a small group of peers

Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

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 Number Talks in their classrooms. At the end of this session, participants will:
-Identify strategies for facilitating Number Talks
-Participate in various levels of Number Talks various levels (10-frames, Rekenreks, computation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions)
-Lead a Number Talk with a small group of peers

Develop a Growth Mindset in your Students and Yourself!

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!”? If so, examine your own mindset. What you believe can make a huge difference!

How to Speak “Math”

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.

A Recipe for Long Term Learning and Knowing

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!