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Monday, October 14
 

8:15am

Mini Internships to Expand the Math Educator Pipeline
The nationwide shortage of Math education majors has created a demand for secondary Math teachers that exceeds the current number of graduates. Research shows that “early teaching experiences are key for recruiting students” into education (Rehmeyer, 2015, p. 50). To help alleviate the shortage of STEM educators, Dordt University implemented a Mini STEM Education (Mi STEM Ed) internship to give undergraduate students a taste of STEM education. The success of the program, as well as promotion, guidelines, and logistics will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Valorie Zonnefeld

Valorie Zonnefeld

Dordt University


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2315

8:15am

Number Talks in the K-5 Classroom (V)
Number Talks in the K-5 Elementary Classroom - short discussions among a teacher and students about how to solve a particular mental math problem. The focus is not on the correct answer, but on all the possible methods of finding the answer. Each student has a chance to explain their method, and everyone else will learn from other people's methods! This is just a Place Holder

Speakers
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Tamara Bane

Wintersett CSD
avatar for William Kearney

William Kearney

Account Executive, McGraw-Hill
Worked for 7 years as an ELL teacher in South Korea - 1 year as an EL Instructor at Muscatine Community College - while studying for MBA - 7 years in Education Technology with HMH before joining MHE in 2011. Have been covering the K-6 grades for Iowa for last 6 years


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1339

8:15am

#Mathgals and Empowering Our Girls
#Mathgals presentation will be shared along with ideas to empower females in Mathematics and STEM related fields. Activities for Math Night/Career Days will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Hamdorf

Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1353

8:15am

Developing Collective Efficacy: Together Educators Powerfully Impacting Student Outcomes
When teachers or a team of teachers share a belief that their collective actions can make a difference, student learning increases. This session will illustrate the importance and impact of collective teacher efficacy as well as methods for developing it within collaborative teams. We will share examples of how we have developed this collective belief in our own work as well as a roadmap for developing this collective belief in any school or teacher team.    

Speakers

Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2321

8:15am

Making Math Happen for All Students
Much research has been done on the specialized knowledge needed for teaching mathematics. As a teacher of mathematics, you are a specialist who can provide insights into how students learn mathematics and how to effectively teach mathematics to others. In this session, you will engage in the process of accessing and using your specialized knowledge for teaching mathematics as part of a mathematics -specific consultation. We will then provide you with the opportunity to engage in a similar process in which you will learn how to engage in consultations with special education experts so that you can access their specialized knowledge of working with students with special education needs. The goal of the session is to help you feel more confident in your ability to engage in mathematics-specific consultations in order to synthesize your special knowledge of teaching mathematics with the specialized knowledge of special education experts in order to provide the best possible mathematics instruction for students with special education needs.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes

Math Education Professor, University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Sam Eskelson

Sam Eskelson

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2311

8:15am

Now is the Time: Personalize Your Staff's Math PD (Vendor)
Now is the time to personalize professional learning for your staff around the math standards. Explore a robust suite of professional learning options focused on supporting educators in providing essential math instruction to students. These tools can be accessed by busy professionals anytime/anywhere and can be linked together for license renewal and/or graduate credit.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Cleveland

Deborah Cleveland

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
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Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
Rob Brookhart


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1341

8:15am

The Exploding Dots Tour From Elementary to High School Mathematics!
In this session, teachers will explore the power of place value and different bases through James Tanton's Exploding Dots, and see amazing connections between the two. The journey will begin with the most basic ideas of counting/representation found in first grade and end with the beginning ideas of calculus--all with dots and for everyone!



Speakers
SS

Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1506

8:15am

Building Student Self-Assessment Tools
In this workshop we will discuss possible ways to encourage students to self assess their understanding of mathematical concepts. The goal is to make progress on building student assessment tools that will help them take ownership of their learning of the course content as well as help them prepare for exams.

Speakers
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Dana Bates

Upper Iowa University


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2313

8:15am

MTSS While Using Counting Collections
This session will dig into the routines and activities used with daily counting collections to allow for effective MTSS grouping. Our counting collections routine is incredibly aligned with Common Core and provides a successful spiral review of most number sense skills. This session will also share ideas as to how MTSS is working for us and our students.

Speakers
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Christine Bartels

First Grade Teacher, Southeast Polk
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Cassandra Farley

First Grade Teacher


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1327

8:15am

Jump In with IM (Illustrative Math)
Are you all-in with IM next school year? Let's dig into the design of the middle school IM curriculum, discuss fostering a classroom with active learners, and do some math!

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Stipe

Morgan Stipe

middle school math teacher, Kuemper Catholic Schools
•middle school math teacher•IM Certified Facilitator •Open Up Math Lead Community Coach •ICTM Member



Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1343

8:15am

Using Geogebra Resources to Foster Active, Student Centered Learning
If you are new to GeoGebra, you do not need extensive GeoGebra experience to modify any existing GeoGebra resource to best suit the learning needs of various groups of students in your classes!  In this session, we will actively experience how GeoGebra can foster active and differentiated discovery learning experiences for any student(s) with specific learning needs and abilities (Algebra 1, Geometry, higher levels).  We will also copy and modify a public GeoGebra resource to create similar versions of this resource with different levels of scaffolding.  In addition, we will also learn how to create our own GeoGebra books (to organize our own resources).  We will also learn how easy it is to assign a GeoGebra task within a GeoGebra Group, Google Classroom, and other LMS platforms.  Be sure to bring your own device!

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Brzezinski

Timothy Brzezinski

Mathematics Education Consultant Accredited GeoGebra Trainer/Author, Brzezinski Math & Central Connecticut State University
Tim Brzezinski is a full time Independent Mathematics Education Consultant, Mathematics Teacher, and Accredited GeoGebra Trainer and Author (Brzezinski Math). He is a former full time High School Mathematics Teacher (Berlin High School, CT) w/15 years experience (2002 - 2017) and... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1335

8:15am

Creating Digital Breakouts with Google
Grab your device and join in the fun of creating digital breakouts! Digital breakouts are an engaging way to get students practicing concepts while collaborating with classmates. We will explore how Sites, Forms, Sheets, Docs and more in the G Suite can simplify this process.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Sulentic

Caitlin Sulentic

MS Math Teacher, Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School
Hi! My name is Caitlin Sulentic, and this is my tenth year teaching middle school math. I currently teach 7th grade math and one section of Algebra 1. I'm excited to be presenting about creating digital breakouts using Google. A few things I'm trying to learn more about right... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2312

8:15am

Equity Doesn’t Just Happen: It Takes Everyone to Create the Climate!
Join us as we discuss, explore, and experience distributed leadership for supporting an increasingly diverse student groups. You will engage in deep conversations about what distributed leadership is and explore practical implementation ideas that you can take back and use tomorrow.
We will focus on the need for schools to develop and implement actions that will clearly improve the academic performance of all students. Schools face pressure to improve K-12 mathematics instruction to reach all students, regardless of economic, linguistic, or cultural background. Supporting academic excellence and equity in school mathematics requires strong leadership. Recognizing that leadership in a school does not fall on the shoulders of just one person, this session will focus on leadership practices that promote, support, and ensures meaningful mathematics teaching and learning is happening for all students.

Speakers
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Dr. Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

Waterloo Community Schools District


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1319

8:15am

What Do Iowa Teachers Say About Teaching and Learning Mathematics?: Results and Implications from a Statewide Teacher Survey (Repeated Sessions 5 & 6)
Recently, the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education released a report detailing findings and recommendations from its 2018 Iowa Mathematics Education Needs Assessment. The purpose was to gather data to help inform decisions about how to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Iowa’s schools, and it focused on questions such as:
• What are teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics?
• What are their teaching practices?
• How confident are they in teaching Iowa Core Mathematics?
• What are their preferences for professional development?
• How and how much do they collaborate with their peers?
• And how do the answers to these questions vary based on experience, school level, district size, and other factors?
This session will highlight key results that have implications for education policy, instruction, as well as teacher preparation and professional development. Session participants will have an opportunity to discuss what implications the report’s findings have for them.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Keller

Robert Keller

Interim Director, Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1313

8:15am

Implementing the 5 Practices to Orchestrate a Productive Math Discussion in the Middle School Classroom
This session will support teachers with the selection of rich math tasks to develop deep understanding of the identified learning outcomes of a lesson. Participants will be engaged with five practices designed to intentionally advance the discussions and learning of their students in the classroom. These practices will afford students the opportunity to think, reason, and engage effectively with complex problem solving.

Speakers
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Gabby Granadillo

Grant Wood AEA
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Becky Thorson

This is a brief bio.


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1316

8:15am

Building Rational Number Sense through "The Grapes of Math" and More!
During this session, participants will be engaged in open-ended problem-solving tasks which develop rational number sense. Participants will learn how to translate story-book pictures as well as pictures of the world around them into meaningful mathematical tasks that involve fractions, operations with fractions, ratios and proportions, which are appropriate for students in grades 4th - 7th. Participants will leave with a variety of activities that can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
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Rebecca Robichaux-Davis

Mississippi State University


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1317

8:15am

Do You DESMOS? Using DESMOS Activities to Facilitate Productive Conversations & Deepen Student Learning
Experience a Desmos activity through a student lens and learn how to use the teacher dashboard and classroom conversation toolkit to facilitate individual and collaborative student thinking. Participants will learn how to implement dynamic lessons and use pre-built activities from Desmos itself. Bring a tablet or laptop to maximize your participation.All Desmos activities are free.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breur

Jessica Breur

Mounds View Public Schools/ Desmos Inc.



Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1311

8:15am

Math Centers- It's Not Just for Elementary Students!
Speakers
avatar for Brooke Sullivan

Brooke Sullivan

Math Content Specialist, HMH
Brooke Sullivan is a Math Content Specialist with a decade of experience in teaching, administration and curriculum training. Brooke has a degree in Mathematics Education and regularly trains teachers across the United States on how to implement new math curriculum and best classroom... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
2319

8:15am

Yikes, They Still Can't Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide Integers! (V)
Participants will be engaged in activities that lead then through the use of concrete materials, integer tiles, then to drawing pictures from their experience with the integer tiles and then move to the use of symbols to represent the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of integers. During the session participants will work in teams of four to solve and discuss tasks that promote conceptual understanding of computation with integers. The teams then will be asked to work through tasks that can be used in their classrooms. The key focus of this presentation is to present and alternative to using the number line and colored chips to develop conceptual understanding of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Krafka

Cheryl Krafka

Regional Coordinator, CPM Educational Program
Cheryl Krafka is the Regional Coordinator for CPM, College Preparatory Mathematics, in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.  Throughout her forty-one years in the field of education, she has been a middle school and high school classroom teacher and instructional math coach for grades 4 through... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1333

8:15am

Exploring a Standard Algorithmic Problem from a Model and Data Science Perspective.
This session will explore how a standard algorithmic problem can be approached from a conceptual modeling and data science perspective and lead to natural lines of inquiry for student exploration. While only a specific task will be explored, the session learnings can be generalized and applied to a variety of classes of problems, contexts, and concepts.

Speakers
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Shannon McLaughlin

Norwalk High School


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1315

9:15am

CPA x 2: Grounding Instruction in Rigor and Representations
Rigor is defined as having a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. (CPA #1) As teachers create a rigorous setting, it is vital to allow students a chance to use and connect mathematical representations. This is done by offering concrete, pictorial, and abstract models at the appropriate times. (CPA #2) This session will help staff understand how to put CPA x 2 into action.

Speakers

Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
1353

9:15am

US Census Bureau, after decennial, what we do the other nine years and the new way to get to all that data.
US Census Bureau overview, a quick look at all the surveys, censuses and administrative data we collect to measure America’s people, economy, business, foreign trade, state and local governments. Datasets available to the public and how get to them.
 
Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new platform that improves the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data content and more time using it.


Speakers
avatar for David Schuler

David Schuler

Data Dissemination Specialist Data Dissemination & Training Branch Customer Liaison and Marketing Service Office U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau
David is a Data Dissemination Specialist, US CommerceDepartment, Bureau of Census. David is one of 20 in a Bureau of17000, engaging citizens and connecting them with Censusbusiness, economic, trade and demographic data. He teachesworkshops and presentations to data users on how to... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
2317

9:15am

CSI at ISU: Math, stats and computer science applications to solve forensic science questions
CSAFE is a federally funded center with a mission to develop statistical and computational methods to address forensic questions.  The focus is on pattern evidence (fingerprints, shoeprints, firearms, handwriting and blood spatter) and digital evidence.  Evaluating this type of evidence is challenging, because it typically involves quantifying the similarity between images, and the standard statistical methods fall short.  We rely on learning algorithms and computational methods and produce solutions that both scientifically solid and practical.  We work on interesting problems and would like to collaborate with Iowa teachers in the development of educational materials.  The goal is to provide teachers with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in data science, statistics and computational methods and to encourage their students to pursue careers in STEM, including forensic science.


Speakers
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Alicia Carriquiry

Director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), Iowa State Universtiy


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
2341

9:15am

Contextualized Instruction as Motivational Intervention in Calculus
Calculus students often ask: why are we learning this? If students are not given the opportunity to see this connection, they might become disengaged (Harackiewicz, Tibbetts, Canning, & Hyde, 2014). The aim of this study is to examine the impact of an interdisciplinary approach to student motivational aspects: utility-value, interest, and performance expectations. A quasi-experimental research design was employed to investigate these motivational aspects. Participants were enrolled in an introductory calculus course and approximately 81 of them (from six sections) were involved. The intervention was comprised of three calculus tasks with applications to science, technology, and engineering disciplines. The results will be discussed in terms of multiple statistical analysis techniques.

Speakers
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Enes Akbuga

Drake University


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
1321

9:15am

Exploring Concepts through Authentic Data Models
Learn how authentic data collection and analysis allows us to engage students with the Standards for Mathematical Practice, especially “Model with Mathematics” and “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others”. Wading through messy data allows students to process and make sense of mathematical concepts and tools we need them to learn through interesting contexts. We’ll share activities used from our Algebra II, AP Statistics and Calculus classes, and share how can you incorporate data collection and analysis to your lessons to increase student engagement and understanding.

Speakers
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Stephanie Groathouse

AP Stats/Pre Calculus, Waukee HS
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Jordan Edgerly

Waukee High School


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
2343

9:15am

Breakout!!!
It's time to transform your classroom into a kids escape room adventure. Use mathematical principles and problem solving skills to escape.

Speakers
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Paul Lauger

Math instructor, humboldt high school
KB

Kathi Beach

Math Teacher, Humboldt High School


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
1345

9:15am

Basketball Data Analytics Battles
Results from BDAB 2019 will be shared including highlights from the Drake Data Analytics Conference that concluded the competition. Survey results along with plans for 2020 will be shared including ways to incorporate this into your curriculum. More math modeling ideas will be shared too.

Speakers
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Rick Spellerberg

Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
avatar for Vicki Hamdorf

Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
2315

9:15am

The Quantile Framework for Math=Equity in Math
Differentiating math is essential to helping prepare all students for college and career goals. By using a common scale to measure both student readiness and content materials, differentiation and equity can be achieved. Come explore free resources that are aligned to your Iowa Math Standards.

Speakers
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Jane Scott

MetaMetrics


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
1349

9:15am

KEYNOTE: Designing Opportunities for Mathematical Discourse and Delight
Everything we do at Desmos is done in service of our mission: to help every student learn math and love learning math. We’ve developed a set of company-wide principles to shape our work as a team, as well as a “building code” to guide our curriculum development efforts. Let’s take a close look at one item from each list and consider how they might inform the ways we engage with our students and with each other, whether we’re using Desmos or some other set of tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:10pm
Auditorium

10:20am

IGNITE Speakers
Come hear the fun and enjoy our amazing IGNITE presenters. Speakers get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. Listen as they engage and entertain you in a quick Math presentation.   The result is a fast and fun, you won't want to miss it!!  

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Hamdorf

Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →
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Ji Yeong I

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
I am an assistant professor of mathematics education at Iowa State University. I was a teacher of mathematics and science for diverse students in urban areas in California before I started my career as a researcher. My research interests include effective math teaching for Emergent... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 10:20am - 10:30am
Auditorium

10:30am

ICTM Business Meeting & Awards
Monday October 14, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Auditorium

11:00am

A Three-Step Instructional Approach to Effectively Teach Math Concepts in an Elementary Classroom
Through a hands-on learning opportunity, participants will experience the benefits of teaching through a gradual, systematic approach known as Concrete - Representational - Abstract. Aligned with the NCTM Standards, this approach makes learning accessible to all learners, helps students make connections when moving through levels of understanding, and helps students learn concepts before they learn rules. Not only does this approach enhance the academic understanding of your students, but you will see students exhibit more motivation and on-task behavior. Who doesn’t want that?!? Come join me as I help you experience how to bring this instructional approach to your own classroom! 


Speakers
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Michelle Jacobsen

Mississippi Bend AEA


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1343

11:00am

Iowa Online Math Deliberate Practice Competition for K-8 - Free - Through July, 2020
Recent brain research proves that when you believe you CAN do math, you will learn more from your mistakes than if you believe you aren’t good at math. How do you have students persist in their practice to develop and maintain fluency without drills that kill confidence so as to preserve a math mindset? We’ll examine a number of ways including fun games, playing with numbers & patterns, student agency, providing multiple entry points, many different ways of practicing, goal setting and tracking, rewarding fruitful effort over skill,  friendly competition, integrating practice with short instruction videos, procedural fluency and more. See how students enjoy deliberate practice while building mental math and Computational Thinking with First in Math. FREE whole schools of attendees - through July!

Speakers
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Tony Morrow

First in Math


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1339

11:00am

A Map for Math Talk (V)
Join us in a demonstration of an instructional routine that will elevate the math discourse in your classroom. Participants will experience a math lesson and learn strategies for discourse facilitation from Dr. Gladis Kersaint’s white paper.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Peyser, National Director of Content and Implementation

National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1311

11:00am

Creating Classroom Discussions that Matter
This session will model and provide resources to move a teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered classroom with a focus on student engagement.

Speakers
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Jeremiah McGraw

Cedar Rapids CSD


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1353

11:00am

The State of Being Stuck
To solve Fermat's Last Theorem, the mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles worked alone in his attic office for almost a decade. He emerged with a message to share: "learn to glory in the state of being stuck." In this cartoon-and-conversation session, we'll unpack Wiles' wisdom, look for ways to teach our students that joy - and perhaps try getting stuck ourselves.  

Speakers
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Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1313

11:00am

Infusing Culture into Mathematics (V)
How do you infuse culture into mathematics? In this session, I’ll show you how you can authentically teach culture into your academic environment. You’ll learn my methodology that will allow you to increase engagement, have students understand and grasp cultural knowledge, and become confident in mathematics.

Speakers
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Andrea Bazemore

The Black Apple


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1327

11:00am

Using Technology to Develop Discourse in the Middle School Math Classroom
Imagine a classroom full of students and devices. What does it sound like? Too often, the introduction of technology into a middle school math classroom brings with it silence. How can we leverage technology to create more social and creative classrooms? How can we use technology to include rather than isolate? Bring a device, bring your experience, and bring your voice as we explore these ideas together.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1319

11:00am

KEYNOTE: Teaching & Assessing Without Telling: Fostering Student-Centered Learning & Student-Driven Authentic Assessment in the Math Classroom (Secondary Focus)
Discovery learning and authentic formative assessment, when implemented effectively, can naturally help our students become better critical thinkers and more autonomous learners of mathematics.  In this keynote, we will explore & discuss strategies through which teachers can foster dynamic student-centered learning and formative assessment not just once-in-a-while, but on a continual, daily, ongoing basis. Through this, we will also explore ways through which we can effectively differentiate each student’s active engagement (within both processes of discovery and formative assessment) throughout the curriculum. Through this, we will experience how we can foster such sample learning environments within Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus curricula.  


Speakers
avatar for Timothy Brzezinski

Timothy Brzezinski

Mathematics Education Consultant Accredited GeoGebra Trainer/Author, Brzezinski Math & Central Connecticut State University
Tim Brzezinski is a full time Independent Mathematics Education Consultant, Mathematics Teacher, and Accredited GeoGebra Trainer and Author (Brzezinski Math). He is a former full time High School Mathematics Teacher (Berlin High School, CT) w/15 years experience (2002 - 2017) and... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Auditorium

11:00am

Purposeful Tasks to Promote Student Engagement with Conjectures in 3 - 5 Classrooms
This session will help you learn how to support your students by creating opportunities that allow for them to observe, draw conclusions and generate conjectures. This will help deepen their understanding of mathematical properties, relationships and computational strategies as well as engaging in the use of looking for and making sense of structure.


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1345

11:00am

What Are Prime Numbers? How Can They Help Students with Fractions?
Part 1: Numbers falling between times table products are helpful because they do not have multiple factors. Come see how 4th-6th graders strengthen understanding and reasoning power regarding primes, factors, multiples, and fractions. [Part 2 extends to GCF, LCM, repeating/terminating decimals.]

Speakers
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Teresa Finken

ICTM Executive Board


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1314

12:30pm

Working Flexibly with Numbers: Activities and Ways to Assess Fact Fluency
Come learn new ways to help students learn their facts. Ideas and resources will be provided to help students think more flexibly about numbers, as well as ways to assess their fact fluency.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Grotewold

Kristin Grotewold

Instructional Coach, Waukee Schools


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1341

12:30pm

Best Practices from Recipients of the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award
Each year, the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council awards six outstanding STEM teachers across the state the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award. After the nomination, application and review processes are complete, these awards are given to recognize teachers who are making a significant difference in the lives of students across the state by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future. Each awardee receives $1,500, as well as another $1,500 for their classroom. In this session, come hear best practices from some of the past recipients of this award and learn more about how to apply.

Speakers
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Carrie Rankin

Associate Director, Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council



Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1321

12:30pm

Math Recess: Playing with Numbers and Playing with Problems
In this session, teachers will get a deeper dive into the book Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption. In addition to exploring some of the math problems found in the book, Google Doc resources and chapter sketchnotes will also be shared with all participants!

Speakers
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Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1506

12:30pm

Meaningful Writing In A K-5 Mathematics Classroom...Sounds Awesome, But How Do We Do It?
As we know, meaningful student talk in a math classroom is an enjoyable and productive instructional practice that allows teachers to see into the mathematical thinking of their students. But how do we take this to the next level? Utilizing the book, Why Write In Math Class? This session will take a deeper dive into a variety of ways to integrate writing into your math class that will help students construct, represent, refine, connect, and reflect on mathematical ideas. We will focus on five types of writing that will build on what we know about teaching writing within a literacy classroom and developing a classroom community that supports math talk. Participants will leave with practical suggestions on how to support writing in math as well as specific examples of writing prompts that require high-cognitive demand.

Speakers
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Michelle Jacobsen

Mississippi Bend AEA


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1353

12:30pm

Triangle Congruence Theorems: Developing Reasoning Through Informal Arguments
This session will include the description of an activity used to introduce triangle congruence theorems in a high school geometry course. The purpose of this activity is to develop students’ reasoning and justification through informal arguments prior to writing proofs using triangle congruence theorems. Participants will discuss the number of elements needed to prove two triangles congruent. Participants will then be assigned a possible triangle congruence theorem. Group discussion will follow, including arguments formulated by participants, as well as student examples from high school geometry students. The session will conclude with a summary of the activity and its use for implementation in a high school geometry course.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Krejci

Brooke Krejci

Aplington Parkersburg High School
I am in my sixth year of teaching, and I have taught grades 7-12. I am wrapping up my EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education. I just finished my research on preservice teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy. I currently teach general math, pre-algebra... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
2343

12:30pm

Using Technology to Develop Discourse in the High School Math Classroom
Imagine a classroom full of students and devices. What does it sound like? Too often, the introduction of technology into a high school math classroom brings with it silence. How can we leverage technology to create more social and creative classrooms? How can we use technology to include rather than isolate? Bring a device, bring your experience, and bring your voice as we explore these ideas together.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1319

12:30pm

IM (Illustrative Math): Year 2 and Beyond!
So, you've completed your first year (or two) of the IM curriculum. Let's share and discuss how to make IM your own! Check out examples of working with Cool Downs, synthesizing with students, and incorporating technology, with this stellar resource.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Stipe

Morgan Stipe

middle school math teacher, Kuemper Catholic Schools
•middle school math teacher•IM Certified Facilitator •Open Up Math Lead Community Coach •ICTM Member


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1343

12:30pm

Introduction to the Desmos Graphing Calculator
In this session participants will learn about the free Desmos online graphing calculator. The presenter will share how the Desmos calculators can be used for both teacher modeling and student problem-solving. Use movable points, dynamic sliders, quick regression, geometry constructions, and more to help your students make sense of math. Bring a tablet or laptop to maximize your participation.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breur

Jessica Breur

Mounds View Public Schools/ Desmos Inc.



Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1311

12:30pm

New to You Desmos Features
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5d9bf5af8119a37caa737440 Learn new and advanced features of the Desmos calculator, geometry, and activity builder. Tips and Ideas will be presented about new Stats features, computation layer for advanced activity building, and using new conversation tools to support the 5 Practices of Orchestrating Productive Conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Scholl

Anna Scholl

Mathematics Teacher, Xavier High School
I am a Desmos Fellow and mathematics teacher in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I have 8 years of teaching experience and 9 years of mathematics educational publishing experience. I presented on Desmos and Classroom Conversations at ITEC 2017, ICTM 2017, ICTM 2018, and at NCTM Regionals 2017... Read More →



Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1327

12:30pm

Using Graphing Calculator & Geometry Apps to Discover and Assess
We will explore GeoGebra Graphing Calculator (GC) & Geometry apps to actively explore concepts students learn within MS and HS curricula.  In doing so, we will learn how to use tools to create simple constructions that naturally lead to student-centered discoveries of these concepts.  We will also explore several ways students can effectively use these apps to formatively assess results of their own work.  We will also explore how GeoGebra GC can safely & regularly be used on summative assessments & on high-stakes tests (as one NY district actually did on all three of last year's NY state REGENTS EXAMS).

Technology Needed:        
Computer (Mac, PC) or Chromebook 
Smartphone (iPhone or Android) or Tablet (iPad or other tablet)

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Brzezinski

Timothy Brzezinski

Mathematics Education Consultant Accredited GeoGebra Trainer/Author, Brzezinski Math & Central Connecticut State University
Tim Brzezinski is a full time Independent Mathematics Education Consultant, Mathematics Teacher, and Accredited GeoGebra Trainer and Author (Brzezinski Math). He is a former full time High School Mathematics Teacher (Berlin High School, CT) w/15 years experience (2002 - 2017) and... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1335

12:30pm

Incorporating Rich Mathematical Tasks in the Classroom
The session will describe how a 4th grade team worked and developed a particular rich mathematical task for use in their classrooms.

Speakers

Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1317

12:30pm

How Can Prime Numbers Help us Learn Fractions, GCF, LCM?
Practical hands-on lessons using prime numbers and factorization to simplify fractions, find terminating/repeating decimals, GCF, LCM, and develop multiplicative thinking.

Speakers
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Teresa Finken

ICTM Executive Board


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1339

12:30pm

Effective Co-Teaching Strategies in the Math Classroom
This session will be an introduction on how to effectively coteach in a diverse academic environment. Various co-teaching strategies will be shared and modeled along with strategies and resources to help you on your coteaching journey!

Here is a link to our presentation : 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MZKeL0N1wm9GVmOulZ2DENbM9zIAx8Z_ekyGPiZzyCM/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Laura Scott

7th Grade Math and Science, Dallas Center Grimes Middle School



Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1349

12:30pm

Fun with Procedural Fluency - the 24game
Experience pattern sensing, problem-solving, higher-level thinking and even procedural fluency in a challenge rather than drills with the 24® game. We'll compete like the students to do multi-step mental math, from basic addition through Algebra and discuss ways to get your students excited about doing math in their heads!  Free 30th anniversary 24® game for attendees! 

Speakers
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Tony Morrow

First in Math


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1316

12:30pm

Restructuring your Math Block
Our team has teachers from multiple elementary schools in Bettendorf from multiple grades (K-5) and each will be sharing the ways in which they structure their math block. Our focus will be on differentiating math centers, number talks, 3 act tasks, hands on activities/games, and the inclusion of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Berg

Scott Berg

Instructional Technology Coach, BCSD
This is my 3rd year as a coach after teaching 5th grade for 8 years and Title One reading for 3 years. I am very excited about the path our teachers are on wherein they are transforming traditional teaching methods to more progressive. Can't wait to share all our ideas with you.Here... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Cliburn

Leigh Cliburn

Teacher, Mark Twain Elementary
I am a 5th grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary. I spent 15 years teaching in Mississippi before moving to the Quad Cities. I am an avid reader and hoarder of books.
avatar for Hannah Dillon

Hannah Dillon

K- 5 Curriculum & Professional Development Leader
This is my first year as a district leader, serving in the Bettendorf Community School District as a K- 5 Curriculum and Professional Development Leader. Previously, I've taught in 3rd and 5th grade in the Bettendorf CSD. I love working with teachers and students! Outside of my... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1314

12:30pm

The Arc of Arithmetic to Algebra (V)
How is “subitizing” connected to algebra? Join us to investigate the coherence in the K-HS progression that links decomposition of number with area models and algebraic expressions. Participants will use a variety of manipulatives and tools (including algebra tiles), and receive math lessons showcasing the connections.

Speakers
EP

Elizabeth Peyser, National Director of Content and Implementation

National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2313

12:30pm

Questing Across Time & Space Utilizing Problem-Solving
The purpose of this presentation is to share engaging problem-solving techniques for K-12 students via project-based and game-based learning opportunities. These educational approaches incorporate a myriad of occasions for educators to provide multisensory and multimodal experiences, as well as culturally and linguistically responsive instruction. The hands-on experience provided within this presentation will explore creative problem-solving across geographical and historical landscapes based on a unique questing system. Participants are encouraged to bring an internet capable device.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Haas

Leslie Haas

Buena Vista University
My educator experiences include teaching in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate settings. I have also worked as an instructional coach, professional development specialist, and department administrator. My primary areas of interest include digital literacy opportunities and motivation... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Metzger

Michelle Metzger

Assistant Professor of STEM Education-Math, Buena Vista University
My educational experiences include working as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, professional development facilitator, research coordinator, and department chair. Research interests include spatial thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM learning. I would enjoy... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2311

12:30pm

Ready Player Too: Mathematics of Cooperative Board Games
Collaborative board games come in myriad shapes and sizes, but can be organized into three main types: Collaborative static puzzle, collaborative dynamic puzzle, and hidden information. In this session, we will explore various cooperative games and the mathematics inherent in their play.

Speakers
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Bill Wood

University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2321

12:30pm

Big Numbers For The Little Ones
Math Problem Solving in Kindergarten- Peek into a Angie’s classroom where students are developing math and problem-solving skills through story problems, thinking charts, counting collections, large-group games, and small-group activities. Gain ideas for how to choose problems for your classroom that help your students grow, record their strategies for solving problems, and share their thinking with others. Come away with real classroom tools that will enrich any math program.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Bonthuis

Angie Bonthuis

Gilbert Community School District
This is my 20th year teaching kindergarten at Gilbert Elementary. I became National Board Certified in 2000, and have been sharing about my love for all things kindergarten on my website and at kindergarten conferences around the country.


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2317

12:30pm

Taking Action to Impact Student Learning
This session will focus on teaching fractions. It will engage participants in analyzing the role of students in a teacher-centered and student-centered classroom. Participants will also learn how implementation of the 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices impacted student achievement at one grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Little

Deb Little

Fourth Grade Teacher, Denver Elementary School


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2312

1:30pm

Changing Teacher Beliefs on ELLs through an Online Course
Without building equitable perspectives, effective strategy implementation cannot happen. Without believing in the mathematical capability of Emergent Bilinguals (ELLs), math teachers cannot teach them effectively. This presentation will introduce how an innovative online course can change teacher perspectives about how to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals using the analysis results of a research study based on an ISU online course, Teaching Mathematics for ELLs in K-12 Classroom. Although we will focus on the research results, this presentation will involve various discussions and recommendations for classroom implementation that the audience can actively participate in and share their experiences.

Speakers
JY

Ji Yeong I

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
I am an assistant professor of mathematics education at Iowa State University. I was a teacher of mathematics and science for diverse students in urban areas in California before I started my career as a researcher. My research interests include effective math teaching for Emergent... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2345

1:30pm

Real World is More Than Dressed Up Math
The Iowa Core references "real world" 52 times but what does this really mean? Does providing a real context (aka dressed up math) make it real world? During this session participants will explore how to engage students in "real world" problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Schorg

Janelle Schorg

Educational Consultant, Northwest AEA
Janelle Schorg is a math consultant at Northwest Area Education Agency. She has been providing schools of Northwest Iowa with professional development and school improvement in the areas of Mathematics, AIW, and MTSS.


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2341

1:30pm

Shape the Future for Your Students — Teaching About the 2020 Census
Teach students about the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program. The decennial census happens every ten years and is the largest peacetime civic engagement undertaken by our country. Our program offers free activities and resources that focus on how the decennial census benefits students, families, and communities to highlight why participation is important.

Speakers
avatar for David Schuler

David Schuler

Data Dissemination Specialist Data Dissemination & Training Branch Customer Liaison and Marketing Service Office U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau
David is a Data Dissemination Specialist, US CommerceDepartment, Bureau of Census. David is one of 20 in a Bureau of17000, engaging citizens and connecting them with Censusbusiness, economic, trade and demographic data. He teachesworkshops and presentations to data users on how to... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2315

1:30pm

What Do Iowa Teachers Say About Teaching and Learning Mathematics?: Results and Implications from a Statewide Teacher Survey (Shorter version of info from Sessions 1 & 2)
Recently, the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education released a report detailing findings and recommendations from its 2018 Iowa Mathematics Education Needs Assessment. The purpose was to gather data to help inform decisions about how to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Iowa’s schools, and it focused on questions such as:
• What are teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics?
• What are their teaching practices?
• How confident are they in teaching Iowa Core Mathematics?
• What are their preferences for professional development?
• How and how much do they collaborate with their peers?
• And how do the answers to these questions vary based on experience, school level, district size, and other factors?
This session will highlight key results that have implications for education policy, instruction, as well as teacher preparation and professional development. Session participants will have an opportunity to discuss what implications the report’s findings have for them.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Keller

Robert Keller

Interim Director, Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
1315

1:30pm

Let's Bounce Ideas/Answer Questions About Using Illustrative Mathematics Grades 6-8
If your thinking about or already using Illustrative Mathematics come and let's bounce ideas off of each other and answer any questions you might have.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

7th Grade Math Teacher, Shenandoah Community Schools



Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
1345

1:30pm

Exploring EdTech: Using Technology for Data and Collaboration
During this session we will explore some of the ways for technology to be successfully used in a secondary math classroom. This session will have you doing activities, sharing ideas and playing games. You will also use these tools to collect data on sites like Quizlet Live, Quizizz, Desmos and GimKit. We will be sharing ways to use technology to liven up your classroom through gaming and discovery!

Speakers
avatar for Katy Mahoney

Katy Mahoney

Bettendorf High School



Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2351

1:30pm

Strategies to Teach Fractions for Understanding
Teachers will learn strategies to teach fractions so that students gain a deep understanding of fractions in the elementary grades. We will talk about how some of the same rules that we use with whole numbers also apply to fractions. Join us as we take a conceptual look at fractions and see how the conceptual links to the procedures that we all learned.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Mueller

Lori Mueller

Math Consultant, Great Prairie Area Education Agency
Search on Facebook for Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics



Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
1333

1:30pm

Low Tech and No-Tech Approaches to Developing Discourse in the K-12 Math Classroom
Sometimes the best tools for teaching and learning are the ones that never need to be plugged in and never run out of battery. Let’s explore some tried and true approaches to developing mathematical discourse that’ll work even when the wifi is down.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
1319

1:30pm

Multiply, multiply, multiply...fluently
Multiplication fluency is a critical area of focus for third grade and often continues to need work throughout upper elementary. This session will focus on the latest research in developing conceptual understanding and achieving fluency. We will examine the recommended progression for learning facts, think about how to engage students throughout the year rather than in one or two chapters in the textbook, discuss the importance of understanding the role of the distributive property in instruction, explore activities and games that support achieving fluency, and discuss the difference between memorization and automaticity.  

Speakers
AS

Angie Shindelar

Math Consultant, Green Hills AEA


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1343

1:30pm

The Stories Behind the Outputs: Building Student Agency and Identity in the Mathematics Classroom
Description: Students should feel safe to take risks in participating or engaging in mathematics in classroom environments where it is socially acceptable for all students to do so. Students need access to a variety of tools, strategies, equity minded classroom norms, routines, and a mathematical growth mindset learning culture, so students see themselves as doers of mathematics.
In this session, participants will have an opportunity to discuss students’ interview responses to the same questions asked in 2016 and 2019. Additional discussions will center on noticing responses about agency, identity and mathematical thinking. Participants will identify ways to leverage their own strengths/resources as student identity builders to improve classroom, school/building, and district culture to support sustainable high impact engagement, increase student agency and identity, and to frame equitable mathematics teaching. Take away after watching student videos: Think about the students in your school, will they say these things or will they say something different?

Speakers
DC

Dr. Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

Waterloo Community Schools District


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1313

1:30pm

Just Getting Answers Is Not Enough: Interventions to Create Mathematical Thinkers
To see quick results in interventions used in RTI and MTSS models, it's too easy to resort to teaching isolated strategies to solve problems. Gains may be seen on fact tests, but long-term goals of understanding can be sabotaged. This session will describe interventions that empower struggling learners to engage in reasoning and sense making.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Mount Mercy University


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
2319

1:30pm

What is Your Mission? Nurturing Resilience and Autonomy in a Digital Math Platform (V)
In this commercial session, participants will about the Buzzmath digital platform and its interactive and immersive features. Specifically, everyone attending will play through one of the most prominent ones--The Missions. Teachers will get to experience learning about math history in a playful, but highly challenging and gamefied environment. Prepare to accept your mathematical Mission!

Speakers
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Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1506

1:30pm

GeoGebra 3D Modeling with Augmented Reality
Description: In this workshop, we will explore many of the tools in GeoGebra 3D Graphing Calculator app and will use these tools to create various constructions.  Through this exploratory process, participants will discover how they, in turn, can have their students build within this powerful app so as to naturally lead to many “aha!” moments throughout various curricula (middle-school geometry through multivariable calculus).  In addition, we will explore means through which we can have our middle, secondary, and undergraduate students regularly work within a 3D-context to mathematically build models of every-day, real-world objects.  We will then use Augmented Reality (AR) to take a few of these constructions and then (virtually) project them in our environment. Through this, participants will be able to virtually explore these constructions (from the inside and out) and test their accuracy.  
Technology Needed:        
Computer (Mac, PC) or Chromebook (required)
Smartphone (iPhone or Android) or Tablet (iPad or  other tablet) (optional, but needed for the AR component) 


Speakers
avatar for Timothy Brzezinski

Timothy Brzezinski

Mathematics Education Consultant Accredited GeoGebra Trainer/Author, Brzezinski Math & Central Connecticut State University
Tim Brzezinski is a full time Independent Mathematics Education Consultant, Mathematics Teacher, and Accredited GeoGebra Trainer and Author (Brzezinski Math). He is a former full time High School Mathematics Teacher (Berlin High School, CT) w/15 years experience (2002 - 2017) and... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1335

1:30pm

Introduction to Building Desmos Activities
Are you ready to create your own Desmos activites? Join me as I introduce the Desmos design principles and options available for creating your own high quality activities to enhance conversations, increase engagement, and provide greater opportunities to meet the needs of all your students. Learn how the Desmos Activity Builder can help you create dynamic activities as well as how to use pre-built activities from Desmos itself and its user community. We’ll show you how to get started building your own activity and answer questions along the way. Bring a tablet or laptop to maximize your participation.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breur

Jessica Breur

Mounds View Public Schools/ Desmos Inc.



Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1311

1:30pm

Making Algebra 3-D Real
One major purpose of Algebra is to develop functions that explain, model, and solve real life situations. Participants will be involved in 3-D situations encouraging students to pose questions and then determine answers by manipulating variables, recording data, forming graphs, and developing functions. 3_D situations will include ‘The Walk’, ‘Spring has Sprung’, ‘Fish Pond’, ‘Bungee Barbie’, and ‘Race Car’.

Speakers
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David Ewing

University of Central Missouri


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
2349

2:30pm

Number Lines as Visual Learning Tools
This session will focus on helping students visualize sequences, demonstrate strategies, and develop numbers flexibility through the use of number lines.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Metzger

Michelle Metzger

Assistant Professor of STEM Education-Math, Buena Vista University
My educational experiences include working as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, professional development facilitator, research coordinator, and department chair. Research interests include spatial thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM learning. I would enjoy... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1327

2:30pm

Supporting Fraction Sense and Making Sense of Fraction Computation
Over the past several years fractions, as a topic in school mathematics, have received a great deal of attention.  Growing research evidence indicates that the majority of students enter middle school with a limited understanding of fractions and, as a result, struggle with much of the mathematics content in middle school and beyond.  There is a strong positive correlation between students' understanding of fractions and their overall success in mathematics.  According to the final report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, understanding fractions is a "foundation skill essential to success in algebra."
In this session, we will investigate the essential understandings of fractions as numbers - partitioning, comparing, ordering, equivalence.  Because understanding fractions as numbers are central to help students calculate with accuracy, efficiency, and understanding, we will also investigate flexible and meaningful strategies for fraction computation.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Keller

Amy Keller

Educational Consultant - Mathematics, Grant Wood AEA
Anything and everything mathematics. If I don't have a comment or response, I will get back to you!


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1321

2:30pm

Purposefully Ambiguous Session Title
We often talk about math as being absolute in that there is typically a “right answer” and “correct” method to solve problems. This is a characteristic of the subject that many people reference when explaining why they like math. However, one doesn’t have to look too far to find instances where that is NOT the case. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion on social media regarding the “correct” answer to the following problem: 6÷2(2+1) = ___ (and similar problems). We argue various answers could be considered correct depending on the intent of the author and/or the context in which the computation originates. In this session, we will explore instances of mathematical ambiguity, what makes these seem ambiguous, how we can help our students make sense of them, and how we can, in some cases, work to make them less ambiguous. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples of mathematical ambiguity (found teaching or otherwise) to share and discuss with the group.
A good time will be had by some.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Sam Eskelson

Sam Eskelson

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1349

2:30pm

Illustrative Mathematics and the Student Personalized Learning System
Learn how you can share Illustrative Mathematics content and other content in AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System with students. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Wicklund

Melissa Wicklund

Instructional Designer & Technology Coordinator, AEA Learning Online
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
Support Iowa Schools in online instruction, OER Commons, provide online trainings for credit and provide support and content for AEA Learning's Student Personalized Learning System.


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1317

2:30pm

Making Math Discourse Work
Are you frustrated with the lack of quality conversations when you give students a chance to engage with a math task? Are you looking for some tangible ways you can get kids more engaged in mathematical discourse? Then this session is for you. I'll give you a chance to play the role of student and share my successes and failures in supporting mathematical discourse with students. I'll share some specific strategies and tools as well as some key resources that have helped me along my journey to facilitating better conversations in math class.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Rodenberg

Isaac Rodenberg

Instructional Coach, Johnston High School



Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1339

2:30pm

Making Secondary Math Accessible for All
We are a 8-9 math team that works to make secondary math content, as well as number sense and proportional thinking, accessible to all learners through hands-on materials and movement. We have used these strategies in Algebra 1 courses in the past to overcome significant math deficits and allow students to learn at the same pace as their peers.

Speakers
MB

Melinda Bryan

Curriculum Facilitator, Dallas Center-Grimes


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
2341