MAMT - Virtual MTS PD Day 2022

Register here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=2561

Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers (MAMT)

Conference Title: Virtual MTS PD Day 2022

Location: Online/Virtual

Date: October 21, 2022

Program
09:00 am - 10:00 am - Session One
10:30 am - 11:30 pm - Session Two
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm - Session Three
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm - Session Four

This PD Day is entirely online with sessions being virtual. Presenters will be running their own sessions with either the Zoom or Microsoft Teams online meeting systems. There will be four live 60-minute sessions during the day: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

The week before MTS PD Day, participants will be sent links to join the live sessions for which they registered. It is the responsibility of the participants to monitor their email and find the invites to join the online sessions. For every session, only one entry per email address will be allowed, as registrant email addresses will be screened.

Most presentations will be recorded while they are in session. By registering for MTS PD Day, you consent to your participation in sessions which will be recorded. This means, for example, that if there were Q & A in your session and you ask a question, your voice will be heard in the recording.

The links to watch the sessions after PD Day will be made available on the MAMT website for 30 days after the PD Day. MAMT will monitor the views of the recorded sessions for unauthorized access to them. Sharing of link access codes will be prohibited.

The cost to attend is $50, which includes a MAMT membership for the year. This fee applies to all registrants - there are no prorated fees for part time teachers, half-day teachers or university student rates.

Registration will occur on the MTS website, www.mbteach.org. You must sign into your MTS account and choose MAMT MTS PD Day from the list of events available to attend. Payment to attend will be made by credit card through PayPal.

Registration closes on Monday, October 18, 2022 at 3:30 PM.

If you have any questions about the conference and/or registration, please contact Cat Fouillard at mamtpdday@gmail.com

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

FULL - A01 - Intermediate and Middle School Math: Planning and Teaching for Diversity

Our middle school math classrooms are diverse spaces. Our students come with a range of needs and capacities and more than ever, gaps in learning and in experience of hands-on, embedded math concepts. How can we meet the needs while focussing on the key math ideas? In this session, intermediate and middle school teachers will explore ways to plan and implement math lessons to address the diversity in their classrooms. Rich tasks, strategies for adapting content, models for representing mathematical thinking and ideas for meaningful levelled practice will be shared. Come prepared to play!

Presenter: Carole Fullerton

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


A02 - Mathematical Modelling and Real-Life Situations: Mathematizing Student Thinking in the Early Years

Cultural-relevancy in mathematics removes the barrier that exists between school and the lived experiences of students. Through highlighting real-life situations, students engage in making meaning and recognizing how mathematics can assist them in understanding and solving problems that they themselves will encounter. Mathematical modelling is the framework through which students can apply to solve everyday-life problems. In this session, I will engage participants in applying the mathematical modelling framework and how such a framework requires that mathematizing of thinking within an iterative process.

Presenter: David Costello

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


A03 - The Mathematical Power of Building to Specifications

Mathematics class often descends into a predictable pattern where mathematical objects are presented and then students are asked to identify and describe their properties. In this session, we will explore tasks that do the exact opposite: they give a set of identifying properties and ask students to build mathematical objects to these specifications. Using examples from a variety of topics across the middle and secondary grades, we will unpack the power of asking students to be mathematical designers and not simply mathematical describers.

Presenter: Nat Banting

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: No

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


A04 - Rebuilding Multiplication and Multi-Digit Operations with Games- Upper Elementary

Mathematics class often descends into a predictable pattern where mathematical objects are presented and then students are asked to identify and describe their properties. In this session, we will explore tasks that do the exact opposite: they give a set of identifying properties and ask students to build mathematical objects to these specifications. Using examples from a variety of topics across the middle and secondary grades, we will unpack the power of asking students to be mathematical designers and not simply mathematical describers.

Presenter: John Felling

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


A05 - Student Thinking at the Centre of Learning

Teachers will be shown how students develop their understanding and proficiency in the use of the 4 operations from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Detailed and practical teaching strategies will be explored that can implemented in your classrooms the very next day.

Presenters: Lisa Page & Dayna Quinn-Lafleche

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


FULL - A06 - Building Mastery of Basic Math Facts

Are you looking for a new approach to teach basic facts or do you simply want to improve on your current approach? In this session we will cover key concepts that help students easily master basic facts, all part of the Thinking Strategies series. This includes “chunking” facts into groups for ease of learning, developing efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and explaining John Van de Walle’s concept of mastery. Participants will work in groups to engage, examine, and explore these concepts.

Presenter: Roni Kraut

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


A07 - Mathopoly: Engage the Learner

Using games in the classroom is nothing new. Using one game to strengthen one outcome can prove to be costly and ineffective. Mathopoly incorporates many of the outcomes and skills seen in grades 4-8 in one game. It has been used in High School as a review tool and Middle Years and Elementary for skill building and advanced learning. Come roll the dice.

Presenter: Will Penner

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years


A08 - Teaching Problem Solving in the Middle Years

This session will use middle years examples to illustrate the nature, learning and assessment of problem solving abilities.

Presenter: Paul Betts

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


A09 - Provoking Thinking in the Middle/Senior Years

Make every minute of class time count! Learn how to provoke student thinking from the very beginning of class through the use of routines and tasks that push students to think critically and creatively, explain their thinking and consider the reasoning of their classmates in order to construct and grow their own understandings. Providing students with opportunities to draw from the depths of their mathematical understandings and make connections to the real world is not only engaging for students but provides teachers valuable insights into student understandings. You may be surprised by what you see and hear from students!

Presenters: Scott Dempster & Heather Jones

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


A10 - Is This Engaging Yet? Learning in Contexts

If a function or equation isn’t engaging enough, we just need to make it “real-world”, right? The temptation of believing in a silver bullet can often lead us astray, since “reality” (whatever that means) alone does not necessitate engagement. Contexts, students’ lived experiences, perceptions of themselves as mathematical, and more – are all intertwined and consequential to our teacher decisions and micro-moves. Ultimately, rather than serving up mathematics that we labelled “real-world,” it’s more about humanizing the students’ experiences with mathematics, with each other, and with themselves. In this session, we will be using breakout rooms to work on tasks, as well as debrief ideas, possibilities and moves. This session is meant to be an interactive workshop, so please come ready to share your wonderful ideas, expertise, and experiences.

Presenter: Jimmy Pai

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: No

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


A11 - Experience First, Formalize Later

Experience first, formalize later. Often, mathematics learning is viewed as a linear process where basic skills and notation (formal) are required before accessing more complex concepts and thinking processes (experience). This can create barriers to entry for learning. The pandemic and virtual learning environments has enabled us to examine accessibility and entry points to engaging with, thinking and learning about mathematics. A model where learners can jump right into mathematical thinking and experience the concepts has been effective this past year in engaging learners. This session explores strategies for this model for teaching concepts closely connected to the Manitoba curriculum outcomes and topics.

Presenter: Lam Nguyen

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


A12 - Out of the Box Math Extensions

Are you curious about finding ways to extend math beyond the walls of your classroom? In this session we will explore activities to apply mathematical thinking and learning outside of the traditional class setting. We will share our methods of thinking when planning out-of-class and out-of-doors activities, and how to incorporate math literacy and numeracy into current, topical, cross-disciplinary issues. This opens doors for cross-subject learning opportunities to show students that mathematical thinking is so much more than numbers and squiggly lines on paper.

Presenters: Cody Kuchka, Angeline Dang I Ai, Seema Chan, Ryley Larway and Candace Rea

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years


FULL - A13 - Building Thinking Classrooms in Pre-Calculus and Calculus

Have you seen students working on whiteboards and wondered why? Have you heard of VNPS but have some questions? Are you skeptical about applying the work of Peter Liljedahl in a rigorous math course like pre-calculus? In this session, I will take you through my journey of building a thinking classroom, the lessons I have learned, and types of problems that have worked best.

Presenter: Jehu Peters

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years


Sessions - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

AB01 - Inviting Critical Thinking into the Math Classroom**

In this session you will discover 3 teaching strategies that will most empower your students to reason mathematically. You will learn this through the critical inquiry process while designing your own lesson.

*NB* Special Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years

**This session runs throughout Session A and Session B Timeslots. If you register for this session, do not register for a B session.**


Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

B01 - Mathematical Modelling and Real-Life Situations: Mathematizing Student Thinking in the Middle Years

Cultural-relevancy in mathematics removes the barrier that exists between school and the lived experiences of students. Through highlighting real-life situations, students engage in making meaning and recognizing how mathematics can assist them in understanding and solving problems that they themselves will encounter. Mathematical modelling is the framework through which students can apply to solve everyday-life problems. In this session, I will engage participants in applying the mathematical modelling framework and how such a framework requires that mathematizing of thinking within an iterative process.

Presenter: David Costello

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


FULL - B02 - POWER PLAY - Primary Place Value Games

Cards, dice, number lines and place value dice are easy to find, versatile and great for teaching many place value concepts. Come prepared to play and learn our favorite games and activities for these important, foundational concepts: using benchmark 10's, 100's, pattern counting using number lines, composing/decomposing numbers, laying the foundation for rounding and expanding numbers, comparing numbers to 100, to 1000, identifying place value. Handout will contain gameboards, concept skill checklists. Games are easy to differentiate and incorporate into whole class or small group instruction.

PARTICPANTS NEED TO BRING: DECK OF CARDS, 8 REGULAR DICE, OPTIONAL 0-100 NUMBER LINE, PV DICE

Presenter: John Felling

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


FULL - B03 - Success With Basic Addition And Subtraction Facts

It might seem these facts are easy to teach, but is this actually the case? This interactive session will first explore the number relationships that are the basis of building an understanding of these facts and then cover our approach: “chunking” facts into groups, developing efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and he importance of drill/practice. You will leave this session with important insights on how best to teach basic addition and subtraction facts.

Presenter: Roni Kraut

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


FULL - B04 - Modelmania: Ten-Frames, Number Lines, Arrays, And More

Are you using models in your class for teaching numeracy, and if so, are you using them to their full potential? We will start by examining the theory behind models, including the work of Jerome Bruner, and then focus on models you can use in your classroom, starting at the kindergarten level. We will focus on ten-frames, number lines, arrays, and bead strings.

Presenters: Carly Abraham

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


FULL - B05 - TGIF! Games for Beginning Algebra, Linear Equations and Integers

Come prepared to play our favorite Box Cars middle years (grade 7 - 8/9) math games that help your students practice the following concepts: understanding integers and operations with integers, linear equations and beginning algebra. The games are easy to differentiate and use for whole class or small group instruction. The handout will include gameboards and ideas to implement first thing Monday morning.
PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING A DECK OF CARDS AND 8 REGULAR DICE.

Presenter: Nancy Paulson

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


B06 - Provoking Thinking in the Middle/Senior Years

Make every minute of class time count! Learn how to provoke student thinking from the very beginning of class through the use of routines and tasks that push students to think critically and creatively, explain their thinking and consider the reasoning of their classmates in order to construct and grow their own understandings. Providing students with opportunities to draw from the depths of their mathematical understandings and make connections to the real world is not only engaging for students but provides teachers valuable insights into student understandings. You may be surprised by what you see and hear from students!

Presenters: Scott Dempster & Heather Jones

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


B07 - Teaching Curriculum Outcomes Using the Building Thinking Classroom Framework (Thin Slicing)

The Building Thinking Classroom (Peter Liljedahl) framework provides a roadmap for creating math classrooms that foster student thinking, engage learners in developing autonomy, and emphasizes collaboration. While this framework is powerful in shifting student identities and how they view mathematics, engage in rich tasks, and develop problem solving—teachers can find it challenging to use the framework to target curriculum outcomes. This session explores strategies for using the Thinking Classroom Framework to design learning experiences around curriculum topics such as solving quadratic equations, polynomial functions, probability, and arithmetic sequences and series.

Presenter: Lam Nguyen

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


FULL - B08 - Assessment as Empowerment

Assessment is a process that is ongoing, contextual and human. Often, when these descriptors are invoked, they rightfully highlight the fallible nature of judgement, necessitating triangulation from multiple sources of data in order to better understand how students think. However, humanness also enriches our assessment processes as opportunities to reflect, affirm, and enhance. In this session, I begin by briefly sharing my journey with integrating competencies/standards, with triangulation, and with rehumanizing mathematics. While not the focus of the session, I will be mentioning and sharing a few tasks and ideas as I describe my journey. I will then share thoughts, experiences, and questions of how assessment is power-laden, why assessment needs to empower, and who assessment can empower.

Presenter: Jimmy Pai

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: No

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


B09 - Creating Inquiry-Based Lessons in Applied & Precalculus (8 spots remaining)

Come join Kelsey & Ellen in this interactive workshop about thin-slicing and inquiry-based teaching in an Applied & Precalculus class. We will give practical examples of how to thin-slice concepts. We will also demonstrate how to transform a lesson from direction instruction to inquiry based. There will be time to work with other teachers and develop resources that you can use on Monday morning!

Presenters: Kelsey Hildebrand & Ellen Thompson

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


Sessions - 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

C01 - Making Math Stick: Applying Retrieval Practice to Instruction and Learning in the Early Years

Have you ever heard students say "I forget doing that"? Far too often, classroom tasks prioritizes short-term performance at the expense of learning. Making Math Stick is about students engaging in learning tasks that support mixed and spaced practice. Such a retrieval practice approach to learning strengthens student mathematical understanding and their ability to recall previous learning, all the while supporting students in developing their metacognition. In this session, I will share effective instructional and learning strategies that can be introduced into any classroom.

Presenter: David Costello

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


FULL - C02 - K - 3 Shake Up Your Fact Fluency Practice

Regular spotted dice are one of the most versatile and easiest of math manipulatives to use. Come prepared to play with our math shakers and regular dice trays and learn games and activities that teach the following concepts: doubles strategies, count on/back, make 10, 20's, commutative and associative properties, operational fluency and mastery of basic addition/subtraction, mental math strategies as well as using number lines. Handout will contain concept skill checklists, gameboards. Games are easy to integrate into whole class or small group instruction.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING 8 REGULAR SPOTTED DICE AND BE READY TO SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL!

Presenter: John Felling

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


FULL - C03 - TGIF Part 2! Box Cars Math Games for Order of Operations

Come prepared to play our favorite upper elementary math games that support teaching order of operations. Our Grade 4 - 6 students need continued, engaged practice for this, and cards and dice are perfect for providing this practice. Integrated into the games are opportunities to practice lots of operational fluency as well. The games are easy to differentiate and incorporate into both whole class and small group instruction and the games and strategies planned are some of our student's favorites.

PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING A DECK OF CARDS AND 8 REGULAR DICE.

Presenter: Nancy Paulson

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


C04 - Student Thinking at the Centre of Learning

Teachers will be shown how students develop their understanding and proficiency in the use of the 4 operations from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Detailed and practical teaching strategies will be explored that can implemented in your classrooms the very next day.

Presenters: Lisa Page & Dayna Quinn-Lafleche

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years


C05 - Basic Fact Mastery for Div 3 Without a Calculator (1 spots remaining)

Are your junior high students still struggling with basic facts? This session will show you a simple yet effective approach to help your students develop fluency including “chunking” facts into groups for ease of learning, developing efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and the importance of practice. You will leave this session with a tried-and-true approach for achieving basic fact mastery.

Presenters: Roni Kraut & Carly Abraham

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


C06 - Experience First, Formalize Later

Experience first, formalize later. Often, mathematics learning is viewed as a linear process where basic skills and notation (formal) are required before accessing more complex concepts and thinking processes (experience). This can create barriers to entry for learning. The pandemic and virtual learning environments has enabled us to examine accessibility and entry points to engaging with, thinking and learning about mathematics. A model where learners can jump right into mathematical thinking and experience the concepts has been effective this past year in engaging learners. This session explores strategies for this model for teaching concepts closely connected to the Manitoba curriculum outcomes and topics.

Presenter: Lam Nguyen

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


C07 - Conversations about Building Thinking Classrooms

Experience first, formalize later. Often, mathematics learning is viewed as a linear process where basic skills and notation (formal) are required before accessing more complex concepts and thinking processes (experience). This can create barriers to entry for learning. The pandemic and virtual learning environments has enabled us to examine accessibility and entry points to engaging with, thinking and learning about mathematics. A model where learners can jump right into mathematical thinking and experience the concepts has been effective this past year in engaging learners. This session explores strategies for this model for teaching concepts closely connected to the Manitoba curriculum outcomes and topics.

Presenter: Jimmy Pai

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


C08 - Building Thinking Classrooms in Pre-Calculus and Calculus (2 spots remaining)

Have you seen students working on whiteboards and wondered why? Have you heard of VNPS but have some questions? Are you skeptical about applying the work of Peter Liljedahl in a rigorous math course like pre-calculus? In this session, I will take you through my journey of building a thinking classroom, the lessons I have learned, and types of problems that have worked best.
and topics.

Presenter: Jehu Peters

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years


C09 - Creating Inquiry-Based Lessons in Applied & Precalculus

Come join Kelsey & Ellen in this interactive workshop about thin-slicing and inquiry-based teaching in an Applied & Precalculus class. We will give practical examples of how to thin-slice concepts. We will also demonstrate how to transform a lesson from direction instruction to inquiry based. There will be time to work with other teachers and develop resources that you can use on Monday morning!

Presenters: Kelsey Hildebrand & Ellen Thompson

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


C10 - The Pudding is in the Proof

Proof is an integral part of the mathematical journey. Let’s see how students can experience both intuitive and more formal approaches to the development of the many mathematical formulae and “rules” that are found in the high school curriculum. From Pythagoras’ Theorem to geometric shape formulae to exponent and logarithm rules to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus ... they all make sense. This is Mathematics after all. Time to eat some pudding.and topics.

Presenter: Bruce Waters

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years


Sessions - 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

CD01 - Inviting Critical Thinking into the Math Classroom

In this session you will discover 3 teaching strategies that will most empower your students to reason mathematically. You will learn this through the critical inquiry process while designing your own lesson.

*NB* Special Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter: Jocelynn Foxon

Location: Virtual

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years

**This session runs throughout Session C and Session D Timeslots. If you register for this session, do not register for a D session.**


Sessions - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

FULL - D01 - Making Math Stick: Applying Retrieval Practice to Instruction and Learning in the Middle Years

Have you ever heard students say "I forget doing that"? Far too often, classroom tasks prioritizes short-term performance at the expense of learning. Making Math Stick is about students engaging in learning tasks that support mixed and spaced practice. Such a retrieval practice approach to learning strengthens student mathematical understanding and their ability to recall previous learning, all the while supporting students in developing their metacognition. In this session, I will share effective instructional and learning strategies that can be introduced into any classroom.

Presenter: David Costello

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: 100


FULL - D02 - POWER PLAY PART 2: Upper Elementary Place Value Games

Understanding and competence with Place Value concepts are so integral to students' success in math. Come prepared to play our favorite games and learn effective strategies to teach the following concepts: base ten, composing and decomposing numbers, comparing number to the millions, decimals including work to the thousandths, rounding and expanding numbers, identifying place value and ordering numbers, patterns,. Handout will include concept skill checklists, gameboards. Games can be easily differentiated and integrated into whole class or small group instruction.

PARTICIPANTS NEED A DECK OF CARDS, 8 REGULAR DICE, OPTIONAL 0 -100 NUMBERLINE, PLACE VALUE DICE.

Presenter: John Felling

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


FULL - D03 - Strings + Beads + Numeracy = Amazing Resource

The numeracy bead string is an incredibly useful tool to support numeracy development. This session will explore how to use them in your classroom from preschool to grade 3. We will cover counting forward and backwards, part-part whole relationship, place value, grouping, basic facts, and more!

Presenter: Roni Kraut

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


FULL - D04 - Math intervention made easy with Cross-Number Puzzles

Have you been struggling to determine why your students are unable to grasp basic numeracy concepts? This session will present Cross-Number puzzles based on extensive Math Recovery research and theory. As students work through the Cross-Number puzzles, you will be able to easily identify the concepts. Not only does it then become clear why they are “not getting it,” but more importantly, what needs to be done so they can move forward.

Presenters: Carly Abraham

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


FULL - D05 - The Math Behind the Music

In this session, Shaun Elder, the developer of the YouthBeat program at The Royal Conservatory of Music, will take Grade 6-8 math teachers through several engaging short math learning activities that explore the math behind music. Teachers will create 'math songs', as they explore fractions, percentages, and transformations using an accessible web app. YouthBeat leverages students' deep engagement with music to promote active engagement in math learning, and has demonstrated success in engaging hard-to-reach math students. YouthBeat focuses on proportional reasoning skills - research has shown that students benefit from multiple entry points and varied activities as they develop these important skills.

Presenter: Shaun Elder

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Early Years, Middle Years


D06 - Teaching Curriculum Outcomes Using the Building Thinking Classroom Framework (Thin Slicing)

The Building Thinking Classroom (Peter Liljedahl) framework provides a roadmap for creating math classrooms that foster student thinking, engage learners in developing autonomy, and emphasizes collaboration. While this framework is powerful in shifting student identities and how they view mathematics, engage in rich tasks, and develop problem solving—teachers can find it challenging to use the framework to target curriculum outcomes. This session explores strategies for using the Thinking Classroom Framework to design learning experiences around curriculum topics such as solving quadratic equations, polynomial functions, probability, and arithmetic sequences and series.

Presenter: Lam Nguyen

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Middle Years


D07 - Out of the Box Math Extensions (3 spots remaining)

Are you curious about finding ways to extend math beyond the walls of your classroom? In this session we will explore activities to apply mathematical thinking and learning outside of the traditional class setting. We will share our methods of thinking when planning out-of-class and out-of-doors activities, and how to incorporate math literacy and numeracy into current, topical, cross-disciplinary issues. This opens doors for cross-subject learning opportunities to show students that mathematical thinking is so much more than numbers and squiggly lines on paper.

Presenters: Cody Kuchka, Angeline Dang I Ai, Seema Chan, Ryley Larway and Candace Rea

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years


D08 - These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things...

Ingenious student-generated approaches, mind-bending curriculum-specific questions, thought-provoking concept development strategies ... in 40 years of teaching I have had the opportunity to gather a mixed bag of elements that has allowed students to develop a deeper understanding of all things mathematical. Maybe some of my favourite things can become your favourite things?

Presenter: Bruce Water

Location: Virtual

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Recorded: Yes

Suitable for: Senior Years