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8:30 – 9:00 am 9:00 – 9:30 am 9:30 – 11:30 am Registration Welcome Exeter Problem Sessions (Please print your problems from the Exeter Website – short link is http://bit.ly/ExeterPS) Math 1 – Sarah Bratt, moderator Algebra 1 topics Math 2 – Lisa Henry, moderator Algebra, Geometry, and some introductory Trigonometry topics Math 3 – Kristen Fouss, moderator Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus topics 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided by MICDS) 1:00 – 1:30 pm My Favorite… Sign up Thursday morning to present your favorite whatever. Slots are in 5 minute blocks – so you can speak as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 30 minutes. How to Flip Your First Math Unit - Troy Stein I am a huge proponent of Flipping. I'll show you why and share how to use your free copy of Snagit to flip a unit or an entire course. Rich Tasks in Middle School - Sarah Bratt A look at the rich problems we are using in grades 6 to 8 to promote mathematical connections and develop mathematical understanding. Participants will have the opportunity to work through and discuss possible content developed in each task. Using Geogebra in the Classroom - Bowman Dickson The purpose of this presentation is to share ideas on how to use GeoGebra in the classroom. First, I will talk about I use it in my own classroom: as a demonstrator, as dynamic worksheet and as a part of student explorations. Then, I will share some slightly more advanced GeoGebra skills that will take you far in creating your own materials, specifically the spreadsheet, modeling capabilities, sliders, tracers, and
1:30 – 2:25 pm
2:30 – 3:25 pm
uploading a file onto GeoGebraTube. Last, I want everyone to share their ideas so that we can learn from each other about this powerful program. 3:30 – 4:00 pm Foldables - Julie Reulbach A description of how to use foldables in the math classroom. I will share the foldables that I have created for my 6th and 7th grade math classes (including Pre-Algebra). Foldables include slope, systems of equations, systems of equations word problems, dance steps to solving equations of a line, 3D geometry. Also, participants could bring the foldables they have created so we can have a sharing session. Math Needs to Be the Spark - James Cleveland When planning interdisciplinary projects, math teachers need to take the lead in order to create cohesive and authentic projects, and to ensure that the project doesn't just become psuedocontext for their math goals. Uses two major interdisciplinary projects developed at my school as examples of how to bring all the subjects together, so math isn't left out in the cold.
Friday, July 20th
9:00 – 11:30 am Exeter Problem Sessions Math 1 – Sarah Bratt, moderator Math 2 – Lisa Henry, moderator Math 3 – Kristen Fouss, moderator 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00 – 1:30 pm My Favorite… Sign up Thursday morning to present your favorite whatever. Slots are in 5 minute blocks – so you can speak as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 30 minutes. Keeping it Real - Karim Ani Do people with small feet pay too much for shoes? Is it ever a good idea to buy a 6-inch personal pizza from Pizza Hut? Are speeding tickets calculated fairly? Could Javert have possibly survived? As a group we'll vote on the questions we want to ask. Then we'll answer
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them. Along the way, we’ll explore how we can teach math using realworld topics and engage our students to think about the world differently. 2:30 – 3:25 pm Increasing Intrinsic Motivation Using the Ideas in Dan Pink's, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Elizabeth Statmore This will be a roundtable discussion to share ideas about increasing intrinsic motivation in the math classroom using ideas found in Dan Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. I'll share what I have learned about implementing Pink's three pillars of intrinsic motivation (autonomy, mastery, and purpose) to develop classroom activities/lessons that get kids engaged. Transforming Your Classroom with Google Documents - Organization, Collaboration, and Creativity - Glenn Waddell / Julie Reulbach Glenn will show how to use Google Documents to manage groups, emails, and push and receive documents. In addition, he will demonstrate tricks like uploading a whole year's worth of calendar dates to gcal at once and other types of life simplifying activities. Julie will then detail how to use the different Google Document software platforms for project work and collaboration in the mathematics classroom. Participants will learn how technology based projects can encourage students to be creative and allow students to differentiate their own learning. Participants will learn how these student created projects can be turned into innovative curriculum for their future classes. 3:30 – 4:00 pm Welcome to Our World (or, Come to the Dark Side) The idea of creating a simple, sleek website to introduce math teachers into our online world has been bandied about on twitter for a while... but as of yet, nothing has come of it. I would like this short session to be a gathering of those who have ideas about how this site could be designed to be effective. Already, we have had the idea of filming of video testimonials of what blogging/tweeting has done for our practices. We've talked about providing simple instructions for newbies to lurk and comment. And we have talked about providing advice for those who want to jump right in by blogging or tweeting. I'd like for this to be a gathering of those interested in creating a website -- a simple site whose sole purpose is to inspire math teachers to join in what we do (collaborate, analyze, question, commiserate, support, etc.) while making it easier for them to do so.
You Might Be a Mathematician If...: A Few Ways to Think Like a Mathematician - David Petersen What is it that makes someone like math? Mathematicians tread the cusp between creativity and logic, big picture views and attention to detail, and real-world applications and fanciful abstraction. We'll explore some of the basic principles behind thinking like a mathematician and encouraging students to do the same.
Saturday, July 21st
9:00 – 11:30 am Exeter Problem Sessions Math 1 – Sarah Bratt, moderator Math 2 – Lisa Henry, moderator Math 3 – Kristen Fouss, moderator 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00 – 1:30 pm My Favorite… Sign up Thursday morning to present your favorite whatever. Slots are in 5 minute blocks – so you can speak as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 30 minutes. Beyond Standards-Based Grading - Shawn Cornally (via Skype) What we all really want is an assessment scheme that empowers students and destroys the teacher-as-adversary relationship. Standardsbased grading offers this but still ultimately is tied to giving a grade, which some students will never overcome mentally. How can we fend off grading for the betterment of assessment? I'll be giving away BlueHarvest accounts and showing ways that I organize and keep track of studentcompetency projects. #freeBacon Interactive Notebooks Like a Pro - Megan Hayes-Golding The interactive notebook caught fire in science first. I've adapted it to math (http://kalamitykat.com/2012/01/08/interactive-notebooks/) and want to show you what I've learned. Bring a composition book to practice with and I'll bring examples of my students' work. Using Assessments to Focus Their Learning - Pam Wilson Strategies shared will allow teachers to think of ways students can utilize
1:30 – 2:25 pm
2:30 – 3:25 pm
data from pre-assessments and formative assessments to monitor their own learning throughout a unit of study and define which targets they must focus on for mastery based on self and peer assessments. A brief overview of classroom experiences with Formative Assessment Lessons, from Mathematics Assessment Project, will also be presented. FALs allow for productive struggling as well as differentiation - as the tasks allow for varied entry levels for students. 3:30 – 4:00 pm Subject Area Breakouts Middle School Math Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Statistics Calculus
Sunday, July 22nd
9:00 – 10:45 am Exeter Problem Sessions Math 1 – Sarah Bratt, moderator Math 2 – Lisa Henry, moderator Math 3 – Kristen Fouss, moderator 10:45 – 11:00 am Closing