October 8, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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