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Monday, October 14

8:15am CDT

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.


Dana Bates

Upper Iowa University

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

9:15am CDT

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.


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 CDT

9:15am CDT

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.


Enes Akbuga

Drake University

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

9:15am CDT

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.


Stephanie Groathouse

AP Stats/Pre Calculus, Waukee HS

Jordan Edgerly

Waukee High School

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

9:15am CDT

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.


Rick Spellerberg

Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
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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 CDT

12:30pm CDT

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.

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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 CDT

12:30pm CDT

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.

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Michael Fenton

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 CDT

12:30pm CDT

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.

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Jessica Breur

Mounds View Public Schools/ Desmos Inc.

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