MAMT MTS PD Day Conference 2023

Event is FULL - Currently not accepting registrations

Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers (MAMT)

Conference Title: MAMT MTS PD Day

Location: Transcona Country Club, 2060 & 2070 Dugald Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: October 20, 2023

09:00 am - 03:30 pm

Membership and Conference Fees
MAMT Conference Fee .................................$80
MAMT Membership Fee ...............................$20
MAMT Membership & Conference Fee*.....$80
*Conference fee reduced if you purchase membership as well

Lunch will not be provided.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after 7:00 pm on October 18, 2023.

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Sessions - 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

FULL - Meet and Greet

On the night before MTS PD Day, take some time to mingle with math educators from around the province! MAMT is hosting an evening social gathering at Tavern United on Thursday, October 19th from 7pm - 9pm. Meet other math-minded educators and relax before a great day of learning! Appetizers provided. Limited registration available.

Location:Transcona Country Club

Time:07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Participant Max: 60

Sessions - 9:00 AM-3:15 PM

FULL - A - The Power of Progressions: Untangling the Knotty Areas of Teaching and Learning Math

As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency.

Presenter: Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist. He is continually seeking new and innovative ways to support students and teacher in their development of conceptual understanding in elementary mathematics. He is a coauthor of Building Fact Fluency and openly shares many of his resources at

Location: Transcona Country Club

Time: 9: 00 am - 3: 15 pm

Participant Max: 1000

Suitable for:K-Grade 8

FULL - B - The Floor is Lava (Part 1) & Planning Vibrant Math Lessons (Part 2)

Part 1: The Floor is Lava : Creating Mathematical Possibility by Constraining Mathematical Possibility

Rich mathematical activity is often associated with open problems and we rarely pair the limits on student actions with an increase in mathematical possibility. However, in this session we consider how playing with what is forbidden in a mathematical task can help us design and use problems that open doors to deep mathematical understanding.

Part 2: Planning Vibrant Math Lessons by Focusing on Mathematical Decision Making

This session explores my fundamental belief that rich mathematical activity starts when students are given opportunities to be designers and decision-makers, and not just describers and direction-followers. With a focus on practical application to the math classroom, we will discuss how attending to mathematical decisions inform my day-to-day lesson planning in the mathematics classroom, pushes back on passive mathematical environments, and invites students to engage in mathematical sense making.

Presenter: Nat Banting

Nat Banting is a classroom mathematics teacher from Saskatoon who blogs about teaching math at and tweets as @NatBanting. Recently, he received a 2021 Prime Minister's Certificate of Excellence is STEM, and in 2019 the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences awarded him the 2019 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award recognizing innovation and excellence across Canadian mathematics education.

Location:Transcona Country Club

Time:9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: Grade 9 - 12