National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Webinars for MAY

May Webinar Schedule

See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (Pk-2)

May 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Chrissy Newell

Webinar description: Manipulatives are important tools that help young mathematicians make sense of complex math ideas. What changes or stays the same when students engage with virtual manipulatives alongside or in place of concrete ones? What are the opportunities and limitations? Explore these ideas using free virtual manipulatives – BYOD!

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4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them (Grades 6-8)

May 5, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr

Webinar description: Frustrated with how easily some of your students just give up in math class? Let’s Make Math Moments That Matter with these strategies we use to help build resilience and perseverance in all of our students. Walk away with strategies and the resources necessary so you can use these new ideas in your classroom immediately.

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Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons (Grades 8-10)

May 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Phillipp Legner

Webinar description: For many students, learning mathematics is simply about memorizing abstract rules and procedures. In this talk, we want to explore how storytelling and real-life applications can make the content more accessible and engaging, and how creativity and problem-solving can show students the great power and surprising beauty of mathematics.

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Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next (General Interest)

May 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathy Seeley

Webinar description: For decades, NCTM has put forth a vision to prepare every student to think mathematically and solve problems. An Agenda led to action in the form of Standards, Principles, Focus, and more Action, followed by a Catalyst-all to make the vision a reality. What priorities should guide our work for the next decade and beyond? What actions will we take?

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The Practice of Statistics: YES, We Can Do It at School! (Grades 3-5)

May 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jane Watson

Webinar description: This session focuses on the 5 Big Ideas of Statistics “Variation, Expectation, Distribution, Randomness, and Informal Inference” and the Practice of Statistics from the GAISE Report for schools. Activities from grades 3 to 6 in STEM-related contexts are presented, emphasizing the importance of context, without which there would be no statistics!

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Pancakes, Pizza, and Fast Food: Great Contexts for Great Middle School Lessons and Projects (Grades 6-8)

May 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Steven Leinwand

Webinar description: This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will draw from a range of fast food contexts and data that provide great platforms for engaging students and reinforcing important skills and concepts. We’ll look at accessible ways to milk pizza, pancakes, world records, ice cream, and hamburgers to support a full range of middle school mathematics.

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The Mathematics of Game Shows, Anniversary Edition (Grades 10–12)

May 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Bowen Kerins

Webinar description: Game shows are filled with logical and statistical questions, from the players’ perspective but also from the producers’ perspective. How are budgets estimated? How are games built toward a particular probability of victory? We’ll play games and win prizes, then discuss the math from both sides of the games.

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Celebrating 100 Years with 100 Problems Involving 100 (General Interest)

May 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

Webinar description: Celebrate NCTM’s Centennial with 100 problems involving the number 100. We won’t have time to solve them all, but you’ll solve some, discuss others, and leave with a full set! Along the way, we’ll discuss some deep mathematics, talk about problem posing, and maybe even generate a few new problems. Come to this session and centuplicate your fun!

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The Ten Frame Grows Up: Using the ‘Infinite Ten Frame’ in Grades 2-5

May 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

Webinar description: The ten-frame has been used as an organizational structure for numbers 0-10 for decades. However, this amazing tool has utility far beyond the early primary classroom. Join us as we explore ways to use the ‘infinite’ ten-frame structure to represent and operate with multi-digit numbers through classroom games and activities.

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Productive Struggle for All: Supporting Students with Disabilities in a General Education Class (Grades 6–8)

May 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Malia Hite

Webinar description: Creating, fostering, and supporting productive struggle is key to effectively teaching mathematics to ALL students, but particularly students with disabilities. Learn specific strategies to engage students, individually and collectively, in productive struggle through task implementation and teacher responses to struggle.

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Why Is That True? How Does It Work? Finding Multiple Answers for Mathematical Classroom Situations (Grades 6–8)

May 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Connie Schrock

Webinar description: What are the common mathematics classroom questions asked by your students as they learn? Are you ready to explain why? Why can’t we divide by zero? What do you know about the data when you only have the box plot? When can you circumscribe a polygon? Why is a negative times a negative a positive? Help students explore to find their own understandings using multiple methods.

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Practices, Practices, Practices: 8 for Teachers, 8 for Students–How Do They Relate? (General Interest)

May 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Travis Lemon

Webinar description: 8 Effective Teaching Practices and 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice can make for an overwhelming amount of things for teachers to keep track of, implement and monitor. Come and reflect on all of these practices, consider how they relate to one another and consider a framework that simplifies it to 3 but robust enough to handle it all.

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