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REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM


Join us for the complimentary continental breakfast in the main hallway

Monday Morning
SESSION #1 ( 08:00 am - 09:00 am )

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Grade: K-2

FUELING FLUENCY

Presented By: Rebecca Johnson (Crossroads Elementary School)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

Addition and subtraction fluency is foundational for young learners to be able to move on to more difficult mathematics. I will be sharing activities using bead boards, ten frames and number lines that I have found to be successful with students. I will also be sharing data I used to guide my fluency lessons.

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Grade: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5

MATH STORIES...MYSTERY SOLVED

Presented By: Belle Rush (Kentucky Center for Mathematics)

Room: SALON C

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

Math stories typically are one of the lowest areas of student achievement, and one of the hardest things to teach and for kids to understand. In this session, find out what types of stories should be taught at each grade level Pre-K-5. We will view videos of student strategies as they think through and solve different math stories while incorporating number talks. These activities work well for MITs and Plus 2 Teachers' collaboration efforts, and are applicable to any classroom setting.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

TNT, TOUCH-N-TALK

Presented By: Rhonda Bell (Bell Elementary), Sasha Chaplin (Bell Elementary), Mindy Bell (Bell Elementary), Megan McCutchen (Bell Elementary)

Room: SALON D

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

Kathy Richardson's approach to teaching place value, developing viable arguments, critiquing the thinking of others, and demonstration of classroom activities will further develop the classroom teacher's approach to teaching place value as well as implementing math talks throughout daily math lessons. Attendees will be actively engaged in the demonstration of classroom activities. Math talk stem starters and other resources will be provided. The spark of enthusiasm will spread among even reluctant learners, through engaging conversation among peers and the intentional use of materials.

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Grade: GENERAL

WHAT IGNITES YOU? WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Presented By: Dee Crescitelli (Kentucky Center for Mathematics)

Room: SALON E

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

If you had only five minutes to share what you are most passionate about in mathematics education, what would you share? Come see five educators share their thoughts on this in a series of Ignite! presentations. Each presenter will get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. The content of the five mini-presentations will range from general math wisdom to best use of data to making connections between grade levels and will be applicable for elementary through college. Participants will leave with inspiration for how share their own math passions, as well as information about how to use this format as part of their own teaching and professional development.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

3 ACT TASKS: MAKING MATH MEANINGFUL FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

Presented By: Bindu Sunil (Shelby County Schools), Philip Wakeman (Shelby County Schools)

Room: SALON F

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

3-Act Tasks ignite passion for math learning because they engage ALL students in meaningful modeling of math concepts. You will experience the structure of 3-Act Tasks that promote estimation, thinking, and reasoning through mathematical modeling, and through student discourse about their mathematical thinking. In addition, you will analyze student work and learn ways to support various student invented strategies, and consider teacher moves that help scaffold student understanding and efficiency.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

NUMBER TALKS...HOW AND WHY?

Presented By: Jessica Dye (Inez Elementary School), Sherrironica Thomas (Isonville Elementary)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

Number talks were developed for teachers to engage students in mental math with interesting math problems. Educator's can use number talks regularly as introductions to the daily mathematical practice, as 'bellringers' leading to other lessons, or as stand alone extended engagements with mathematical concepts. Number Talks are short (approximately 10 minutes), daily exercises aimed at building number sense. Number sense is the ability to play with numbers meaning students can visualize problem solving, perform calculations quickly, and are flexible in their mathematical strategy. Students who have strong number solve problems in more than one way and check that their answers make sense. During a number talk, students are thinking, asking their peers questions, and explaining their own thinking all while the teacher records the thinking.
After this session on examples and demonstrations of number talks, our goal is that educators have resources and the support to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students to ignite a passion for math in their very own classrooms. The speakers will show videos on number talks implemented in their school and discuss how number talks are successful throughout their school at different grade levels. They will interact with the audience to demonstrate number talk examples and provide examples/resources for them to return to their classroom and prepare meaningful number talks for their students.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

SHORT AND ENGAGING ACTIVITIES TO FOCUS YOUR STUDENTS. LET'S HAVE FUN!

Presented By: Kelly Lindsey (Boone County High School)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

Whether you have 45 minutes or 90 minutes, sometimes your students need a break. In this session, we will engage in short activities that support your student community and your content. First, we will explore 'soft skills'. We will demonstrate activities that develop skills in group work, communication (listening and speaking), problem solving, and time management. These skills are not always math problems but are vital to developing critical thinking skills.The soft skills games will include hands-on cooperative learning, negotiation, and designing a plan to complete a task. Second, we will discuss short games that help review/preview necessary skills. We will also discuss how to adapt the activities to your class and how to build a library of activities to have ready when you need them. All of our discussion is designed to promote mathematical conversation within small groups. The games will include card sorts, board games, number games, and others. Participants will receive some print materials and be able to access some materials on-line. Sometimes a short activity can re-ignite curiosity and a desire to learn. Let's have some fun!

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

FUELING A GROWTH MINDSET

Presented By: Lisa Pinson (Millbrooke Elementary School)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

'I am not good at math!' 'My Mom wasn't good at math, so I'm not either!' Does this sound familiar? We teach so many students who already have the idea that being successful in math is impossible. However, these mindsets are just beliefs. They are powerful beliefs, but they are just something in our minds, and we can change our mind.
In this session, participants will discover their mindset while exploring strategies for recognizing the mindset of their students. Strategies and resources will be shared for creating a growth mindset environment in the classroom. With a Growth Mindset, student effort is increased with no fear of failure. Effort ignites ability and turns into achievement.

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Grade: 6-8

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT LESSONS AND THE AFTERMATH OF THE FALS.

Presented By: Erin Kleier (JCPS: Noe Middle School)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Abstract

This session will be a demonstration of classroom activities and discussion around Formative Assessment Lessons. These lessons are part of the Math Collaborative Design (MDC) that exposes students' mathematical knowledge and reasoning, helping teachers guide them towards improvement, and monitoring progress. Teachers will take away formative assessment lessons (FALs) and aftermaths of the lessons to identify their students' obstacles, misconceptions, and gaps in learning. This session in connection with the conference emphasis will enable teachers to empower their students to turn their aspirations to achieve the Common Core Standards into classroom realities.

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SESSION #2 ( 09:15 am - 10:15 am )

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Grade: PRE-K, K-2

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: GAMES, TECHNOLOGY AND MORE!

Presented By: Krissy Klouda (DCF Mathematics, Inc), Tina Silvestri Gagliano (DCF Mathematics, Inc)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Participants will learn how to leverage digital technology and utilize games to enhance playful instruction in development of early number including early counting strategies, 1-1 correspondence and verbal counting. There will be whole group and small group activities as well as a back channel to ensure the participation of all involved in the session. Participants will be asked to bring iPhones and/or iPads. Some iPads will be available for use during the presentation as well.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

SUPPORTING ALL LEARNERS IN ACCESSING GRADE-LEVEL MATH CONTENT BY EXAMINING STUDENT WORK

Presented By: Jana Bryant (Daviess County Public Schools)

Room: SALON C

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

In this interactive session, the presenter will share examples of student work and explore strategies to address students' "unfinished" learning within grade level contexts. We will examine the developmental math progressions in the areas of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions. Participants will apply strategies to strengthen their math practice in order to meet the needs of all students. Additionally, they will leave with sample student work to enhance conversations within their math PLCs. Recommendations will be given for addressing gaps in student understanding to prevent common pitfalls schools fall encounter. Be ready to roll up your sleeves for this exciting and passionate math conversation about student work! Target audience is K-5 teachers, interventionists, coaches, and/or specialists.

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Grade: GENERAL

BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET IN THE MATH CLASSROOM USING SELF-ASSESSMENT, DISCUSSION, AND FEEDBACK

Presented By: Amber Stacy (Lee County Middle School), Serita McCoy (Lee County Middle School)

Room: SALON D

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Cultivate a growth-mindset in your classroom to help your students realize their true potential and believe math is possible! Learn high-yield strategies used by two middle-school National Board Candidates that help build mathematics confidence. See demonstrations of these research-based strategies that develop student self-assessment, discussion, and feedback. These activities and strategies can be adapted to fit any grade level. Every resource presented will be available to you digitally or in print.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

LEVERAGE EFFECTIVE TEACHING PRACTICES BY ENGAGING IN COMPLEX TASKS IN MATHEMATICS

Presented By: Erin Chavez (Kentucky Department of Education)

Room: SALON E

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Are you ready to bring the fun back into the mathematics classroom where ALL learners engage in solving a complex task that promotes problem solving and reasoning? Then this session is built and designed for you as we ignite your passion for mathematics by leveraging effective teaching practices from Principles to Actions (NCTM 2014) and Taking Action (NCTM 2017)to ensure that ALL students are given the opportunity to access the mathematics and move their learning forward.

Objectives:

We will engage in solving mathematical tasks that promote problem solving and reasoning.We will learn to leverage the 5 practices for orchestrating productive discourse in order to reflect on effective teaching practices in mathematics.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

ESCAPE FROM ALGEBRAR ISLAND

Presented By: Lisa Conn (Kentucky Christian University)

Room: SALON F

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Based on the highly popular 'Breakout' Escape Rooms, attendees will participate in an Algebra based, one hour adventure. This high participation activity will provide a template for other escape room ideas and an opportunity to brainstorm with other creative teachers on how to increase student engagement.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

MATHEMATICAL MODELING: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE GRADES 4-8?

Presented By: Jo Ann Mosier (Collaborative for Teaching and Learning), Rita Messer, and a panel of teachers grades 4-8 TBD (Collaborative for Teaching and Learning)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Grades 4-8 mathematics teachers will share what they have learned about mathematical modeling in the last two years of a KDE Math Science Partnership Grant entitled Mathematical Modeling. Shifts in instructional practices that connect content to mathematical practices to context will be discussed. Additionally, participants will experience mathematical modeling tasks at each of G4-G8, with student work and prior instructional experiences.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

FROM GAPS TO GROWTH: A SCHOOL-WIDE APPROACH

Presented By: Ryan Dierson (Southside Elementary)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Do you have students who struggle to learn mathematics, but you don't know why? Join us to learn how one school is using the Assessing Math Concepts diagnostic in conjunction with the Developing Number Concepts series, both authored by Kathy Richardson, to systematically fill gaps in the mathematical understandings of its students. In this session, participants will learn about the systematic approach that the school has implemented as well as have the opportunity to explore various activities from the Developing Number Concepts series firsthand.

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Grade: K-2

UNCOMPLICATED REMEDIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL THINKING

Presented By: Katie Jacobs (Paris Elementary School)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Join us as we discuss how remediation can be a rewarding learning experience in the math classroom! Attend this session to learn about seamless approaches for remediation as we discuss several strategies that compliment any core math program. We will also provide effective tools for remediation planning as well as explore student friendly resources that support mathematical thinking.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

DESIGNING RIGOROUS INSTRUCTION USING QUALITY RESOURCES

Presented By: Cara Osborne (Christian County Public Schools)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Eureka Math (curriculum) can be overwhelming when first being implemented. With this session participants will confidently walk away being able to dissect a Eureka Lesson. Participants will also learn how to incorporate other quality supplemental resources for differentiation into their Eureka lessons. Presenters will model and provide example lessons ready to use in the classroom.

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Grade: 3-5

MULTIPLICATION MY WAY: IGNITING PASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC MULTIPLICAITON FACTS

Presented By: Sara Delano Moore (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILLION

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Teachers will be treated to a variety of fun and engaging games and strategies that focus attention on basic facts for multiplication and division. Participants will work in pairs to play games and justify their thinking strategies. Participants will be provided with handouts of games that can be used in classrooms to reinforce basic facts.

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SESSION #3 ( 10:30 am - 11:15 am )

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Grade: K-2

PLACE VALUE: BEYOND THE BLOCKS

Presented By: Neysa Puckett (Waco Elementary School), Cecily Hall (Waco Elementary School), Cindy Gross (Waco Elementary School)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Find out how to take place value beyond the blocks in your primary classroom! Participants will leave with ways to develop math lessons that help their students understand the importance of grouping, ways to build and compare numbers across multiple settings, and how to use place value as part of their everyday conversations about numbers.After this session, you can apply these experiences into your classroom tomorrow so that your students will have a deeper understanding of numbers.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

SQUIRRELING IT AWAY: A LESSON STUDY ON PLANNING AND FACILITATING A RICH TASK

Presented By: Angela Keene (SESC Educational Cooperative), Jennifer McDaniel (SESC Educational Cooperative), Samamtha Cox (West Irvive Intermediate), Liz Renner (West Irvive Intermediate)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Rich mathematical tasks are essential for engaging learners and creating dynamic classroom cultures that encourage creativity, mathematical sense making, and productive struggle.

Through an interactive lesson study, including authentic video clips and student work samples, participants will experience the facilitation of a differentiated task, make explicit connections to the NCTM Mathematics Teaching Practices, and explore the importance of thoughtful planning.

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Grade: K-2

FOCUS ON MEANING: THE ROLE OF MODELS IN NUMBER TALKS

Presented By: Sue Dolphin (Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

How can we best use models during Number Talks? We will examine four stages of using models as tools for thinking that help increase the effectiveness of Number Talks and support students in developing number relationships and structure of numbers and ultimately computational fluency.

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Grade: PRE-K, K-2

MATH ROUTINES: DEVELOPING NUMBER FLUENCY

Presented By: Andrea Wheatcraft (Westridge Elementary School)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

In this session, teachers will learn 10 quick math routines that are easy to implement and enjoyable for students. Math routines presented will target number fluency skills for early childhood students in grades Pre - 2. Participants will receive ready to use materials for several math routines.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12, GENERAL

IGNITING MATHEMATICS PASSION THROUGH MATHEMATICAL MODELING

Presented By: Tim Truitt (EdReports.org)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Mathematical Modeling will be examined through multiple examples in order to have an interactive discussion of its relevance for students. The examples presented will be resources that participants can take back to their classrooms, schools, and districts to begin using immediately. This session will also discuss how well Mathematical Modeling has been addressed by instructional materials and how teachers and schools can supplement, if needed, the materials they already have with tasks from FREE sources.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

RE-IGNITING THE STRUGGLING MATH LEARNER

Presented By: Melinda Schwartz, Ed.D. (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Students who struggle in math often become disconnected from the mathematics classroom. What role does conceptual understanding play in assisting struggling math students? What are the steps to linking effective instruction and assessment for these students? Participants will utilize student work and videos to tackle these questions during this interactive workshop.

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LUNCH 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM


KEYNOTE: Dr. Jenny Bay-Williams

Join us for the complimentary lunch in the GRAND BALLROOM

Monday Afternoon
SESSION #4 ( 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm )

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Grade: 3-5

IGNITE A PASSION FOR MATH BY ELIMINATING MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE EQUAL SIGN

Presented By: Tolene Pitts (EKU PIMSER), Jamie-Marie Miller (EKU PIMSER)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Participants will learn a few of the misconceptions students hold about the equal sign and how it impacts later mathematical learning in algebraic reasoning. During this session, participants will experience formative probes for equality and learn about the research that supports a disconnect in students' understanding of the equal sign. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to reinforce the meaning and importance of the equal sign with strategies and activities for immediate classroom implementation.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

ENGAGING STUDENTS USING MUSIC IN MATH INSTRUCTION

Presented By: Scott Hiner (Russell Cave Elementary)

Room: SALON C

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

A practical, multi-sensory presentation of classroom activities presented by an AVMR-trained music specialist. Learn classroom-tested activities to practice forward/backward number sequence and skip counting, introduce natural fractions concepts using rhythms, and songs and chants to engage primary students in structuring 5 and 10. Leave with materials like my Pizza Rhythms game!

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

5 FUNDAMENTALS TO BASIC FACT FLUENCY

Presented By: Jenny Bay Williams (University of Louisville)

Room: SALON D

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Procedural fluency begins with basic fact fluency. We will explore games and tools that are more effective in learning basic facts (and building confidence in doing mathematics).

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

SERIOUSLY FUN MATHEMATICS WITH THE GAME CUBE

Presented By: Kim P. Loucks (Teaching and Learning Connected)

Room: SALON E

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Of ALL the manipulatives available to use the in Mathematics classroom, a simple pair of game cubes (or dice as they are more commonly known), can be one of the best tools to open the world of learning to your students. Join us as we explore a number of different concepts (operations, probability, and more!) by engaging attendees in a variety of seriously fun activities. Come roll with us!

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

MAKING ADD+VANTAGEMR DATA WORK FOR YOU

Presented By: Petey MacCarty (US Math Recovery Council)

Room: SALON F

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

We all feel the passion and need for Add+VantageMR data to inform our instruction, when we complete the course. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find the time in our busy schedules to gather and use the data. In this session we will examine a variety of ways to develop routine practices of gathering, analyzing and applying Add+VantageMR data to inform and ignite our day-to-day teaching.

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Grade: 6-8

MATH CONVERSATION MATTER!

Presented By: Johnathan Rogers (Henry County Middle School), Emily Edwards (Henry County Public Schools)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Regardless of subject area, middle school students love to talk in class. However, the conversations that teachers hear are not always productive and/or on topic. Math Conversations Matter looks at how educators can use conceptual building blocks and the workshop model to ensure middle school math students can have those needed mathematical conversations to enhance their learning. This presentation will be an interactive discussion that shows how "talking in class" can be a powerful tool in helping your students understand mathematics while collaborating with peers. The focus of this presentation is to give middle school math educators some strategies on how to plan lessons with an instructional coach and ignite purposeful, mathematical conversations among students within their classroom.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! ESPECIALLY MATH!

Presented By: Kristie Manley (Kenwood Elementary)

Room: DARBY/CALUMET

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Need a way to make math awesome for your students? Come play and learn how to ignite the passion with activities that make math possible, relevant and awesome. Students can become master builders of their own learning, and that is what makes math awesome!

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12, POST-SECONDARY, ADULT EDUCATION

MODELING IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES WITH DATA: OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES

Presented By: Tom Reardon (Fitch HIgh School / Youngstown State University)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Have your students mathematically model this shocking real data from 2000 on. Make your students aware of these social problems and their consequences, and have them use the math that they are learning to analyze and interpret this real-world data. We will use graphing calculators that have the data preloaded and analyze how to create a function or piece-wise functions (linear and/or quadratic) to model the data for interpolation and extrapolation purposes. We will also discuss how to calculate and interpret per cent change. Works with TI-84, TI-Nspire, and other graphing technologies. Grade 8 through college. We will also show how this activity was created. Obtain all materials: data, student worksheets, teacher notes and solutions, blog.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

GEOWEAVING: IGNITING PASSION FOR GEOMETRY THROUGH STRING ART

Presented By: Rachel Bishop-Ross (Eastern Kentucky University), Twyla Harris (Eastern Kentucky University)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Understanding the terminology and concepts in geometry can be challenging for some students. Even students who feel they have a good grasp on the terminology may still have misconceptions about the subtleties of some definitions. In this presentation, we will share a fun, tactile, visual way for students to use their creativity to discover and cement the concepts related to lines, angles, and polygons. Using Geoboards, we will make string art representations of geometric concepts and engage in activities where we 'find the object' with purpose.

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Grade: 3-5

FEAR NOT THE FRACTION: IGNITING UNDERSTANDING WITH FRACTIONS MODELS

Presented By: Sara Delano Moore (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Abstract

Elementary students need experiences with multiple models of fractions in order to gain a deep understanding of the concept and proficiency with skills such as finding equivalence. This session will explore the benefits of each model to help you transform your teaching of fractions.

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SESSION #5 ( 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm )

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

MATH INTERVENTION AND THE ELL STUDENT

Presented By: Sonya Swartz (Bryan Station Middle School in Fayette County)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Is math a universal language? Yes, no, maybe? When dealing with students who are learning English many of the challenges in mathematics are the same as they are for any other student but what do you do to fill in the language gaps? This session will demonstrate and have you practice some practical strategies for all students that will ignite both the students passion to learn and your passion to teach! Let's get fired up about math!!!

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Grade: 6-8

IGNITE A PASSION FOR MATH BY ELIMINATING MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE EQUAL SIGN

Presented By: Jamie-Marie Miller (EKU PIMSER), Tolene Pitts (EKU PIMSER)

Room: SALON C

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Participants will learn a few of the misconceptions students hold about the equal sign and how it impacts later mathematical learning in algebraic reasoning. During this session, participants will experience formative probes for equality and learn about the research that supports a disconnect in students' understanding of the equal sign. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to reinforce the meaning and importance of the equal sign with strategies and activities for immediate classroom implementation.

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Grade: GENERAL

PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE KENTUCKY ACADEMICS STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS

Presented By: Renee' Yates (Kentucky Department of Education), Teresa Emmert (Kentucky Department of Education), Krista Hall (Kentucky Department of Education)

Room: SALON D

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

This session will focus on the process the Kentucky Department of Education is facilitating to review and revise the Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics.

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Grade:K-2, 3-5

MAKING MATH TEACHER MATTER

Presented By: Amanda Davis (Sorgho Elementary/ Daviess County Public Schools)

Room: SALON E

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Ensuring grade level appropriateness is paramount in our math instruction. Trying to close the achievement gap of students who lack prerequisite skills and math fluency is often a topic around our PLC tables. In this session, come and hear about active struggles and adjustments that can be made in the classroom to best meet students' math needs. This session will focus on the "how-to" make your math teaching matter. Target audience is K-5 teachers, coaches, and/or specialists.

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Grade: 3-5

MAKING MATH FUN

Presented By: Sarah Burnett (Shopville Elementary)

Room: SALON F

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

This workshop will explore cooperative activities and games that allow for high engagement, energy, and rigor in an intermediate math classroom. Learning increases when kids are having fun, at the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to take fun back to their classroom. Each participant will receive a copy of each game, a list of content based websites, and numerous ideas that will work in any math classroom.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, POST-SECONDARY, GENERAL

IGNITING MATHEMATICAL THINKING & REASONING

Presented By: Catherine Lane (Baldwin Wallace University), Shelly Harkness (University of Cincinnati)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

For students to authentically engage in mathematical thinking and reasoning, they need to be provided with more than just exercises in which they are asked to crunch the numbers. In this session, we will share how we have used various games in our classrooms to spark curiosity in our students, and to promote mathematical discourse. As students investigate, conjecture, and try to defend their strategies to win games such as 'Blokus' or 'Gobblet Gobblers' they are likely to also have mounds of fun. We will share a brief synopsis of different games we have used with our own students in addition with teachers as part of a professional development program. Session attendees will have the chance to engage in one of the games we have used and to participate in reasoning their way to a winning strategy. We will conclude the session by sharing examples of student work and the evidence we have that our students are engaged in mathematical reasoning.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

MAPPING OUT SKILLS GROUPS

Presented By: Amy Kellem (Bardstown Primary)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Does your school assess students using NWEA MAP? Do you need help translating the Learning Continuum for your students? Join me as I walk you through the process I used to make the Learning Continuum more skills-friendly for your flexible groups. Bring your computer and begin MAPping out your student progress plan! Participants will benefit from having access to the following: a computer, class NWEA account, and a Google account.

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Grade: 9-12, POST-SECONDARY

APPEALING PROBLEMS PLACING FRACTIONS IN PERSPECTIVE

Presented By: Jay L. Schiffman (Rowan University)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Fractions are often studied by students to pass an exam requirement with little passion. In this hands-on workshop, participants will view fractions through the lens of rich problems incorporating history, algebra, geometry, number theory and technology while exploring connections. We will discuss the relationship between the sums of unit fractions with consecutive even (odd) denominators and Pythagoras, the role of Fibonacci in expressing a fraction as the sum of unit fractions and explore and test a conjecture due to Erdos and Straus in the middle of the twentieth century. This conjecture asserts that 4/N can be written as the sum of three unit fractions for N>1. In addition, we examine the sum of the reciprocals of all the perfect numbers. (A perfect number is any number which is equal to the sum of all its divisors including one but not itself). Finally, we will explore the infinite sum of the reciprocals of the unit fractions known as the harmonic series as well as the harmonic series of primes, which are essential in both calculus and number theory. Please join us to view rich problems that take fractions an additional step. The Mathworld website will be utilized to further immerse the participants in these problems.

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Grade: 9-12

MATHEMATICAL MODELING: CONTENT + MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES + CONTEXT

Presented By: Rita Messer (Collaborative for Teaching and Learning), Jo Ann Mosier (Collaborative for Teaching and Learning)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Mathematical modeling is a process that ignites students' mathematical interest and allows them to apply the mathematics they are learning to answer questions about the world around them. The new Algebra II End of Course assessment's emphasis on mathematical modeling necessitates instructional shifts that create a classroom environment in support of that modeling process. This session will focus on these shifts and how a PLC or vertical team can collaborate, providing these opportunities to students prior to Algebra II. Participants will experience a modeling task and discuss instructional planning that connects content to the mathematical practices making such tasks successful.

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Grade: PRE-K

BEGIN THE BURN: GUIDING OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS ON THE PATH TO MATHEMATICAL SUCCESS

Presented By: Melinda Schwartz, Ed.D. (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Abstract

Research indicates that math proficiency at a young age is important to future success. Young children's symbolic misconceptions can block students' math proficiency. Participants will explore and engage in utilizing a research-based pathway and developmentally appropriate techniques that negate misconceptions and lead to early numeracy success.

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REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM


Join us for the complimentary continental breakfast in the main hallway

Tuesday Morning
SESSION #6 ( 08:00 am - 09:00 am )

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

NCSM GREAT TASKS FOR MATHEMATICS

Presented By: Jason Gauthier (NCSM)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Cognitively demanding tasks are one of the hallmarks of high quality mathematics instruction. These tasks have the potential not just to engender learning in students, but also to generate interest and engagement. Come experience a facilitated mathematical task and discuss ways to use similar tasks and techniques to enhance student engagement and mathematics learning.

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Grade: K-2

MATH STRATEGIES THAT IGNITE TO KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF

Presented By: Lynn G. Patterson (Murray State University), Cassidy Spencer (Murray State University), Anna Gorsick (Murray State University), Katherine Kuhl (Murray State University)

Room: SALON C

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Participants will experience a variety of interactive mathematical strategies that will ignite to "knock your socks off". A group of amazing Murray State University students and their professor will share and present. Understanding addition and subtraction is key to building the foundation for future mathematical knowledge and success. Strategies will be shared that allow students to construct relationships between basic facts. These strategies will ignite your students' own discovered mathematical relationships for shortcuts to knowing and understanding basic math facts. To really understand addition and subtraction, children must understand how they are related and not just memorize facts. Participants' mathematical thinking to bring best practices to teaching and learning will be "knocking their socks off" in this presentation by these awesome teacher candidates!

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

FUELING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, PRODUCING PASSIONATE STUDENTS

Presented By: Emily Pinson (Julius Marks Elementary), Christy Rickert (Julius Marks Elementary)

Room: SALON D

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Creating a connection between schools and families is a necessary foundation for sparking a passion for math in our students. We cannot leave parents and families out of our efforts to make students successful. This session will focus on one elementary school's intentional efforts to engage parents and families. The presentation will detail the planning and implementation of a 3-session family learning series, focused on boosting family and educator collaboration. Attendees will have the chance to participate in an interactive discussion about methods for increasing family engagement at their own schools, and will leave with an outlined plan and materials for their own family math nights!

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

IGNITE, FUEL, DEVELOP COMPOSITE THINKING THROUGH COGNITIVELY GUIDED INSTRUCTION IN K-5

Presented By: Susan Whited (Oak Lawn Hometown SD 123), Jackie McMahon (Oal Lawn Hometown SD 123)

Room: SALON E

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Classroom teachers and interventionists use CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) as an avenue to develop composite thinking. Explore the research behind children's invented strategies and how they evolve over time and are directly related to the purposeful selection of problem types and number choices, which propel students from using direct modeling and unitary thinking to using derived fact and other strategies based on place value and the relationship between the operations. See students engaged in problem solving and reflect on student thinking. Develop and plan a ready set of resource problems and number choices for your classroom or small group instruction.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

MATH TASK MAKEOVER: MOOOVING MAVIS FROM MEH TO MEANIN!

Presented By: Elementary Master Coaches

Room: SALON F

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Come Join Master Coaches from across Kentucky for a hands-on learning opportunity based on two key teacher principles; Implement Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving, and Support Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics. This session will guide participants in how to implement and engage students in tasks that motivate student learning and help build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving. In addition, participants will learn how to provide supports to engage students in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. Come explore Moooving Mavis from Meh to Meanin!

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Grade: K-2

BORN TO BE WILD FOR MATH WORKSHOP

Presented By: Kayla Adams (Kenwood Elementary School)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Math is more than numbers and algorithms. It is a time to engage critical thinking, explore strategies, and creatively solve real-world problems. In primary grades, it can be difficult to Ignite a Passion for Math when a child's attention span ends in a matter of minutes. Math Workshop is a teaching model that will allow your students to collaborate with peers, review previously taught standards, and become problem solvers. This interactive discussion will help you experience the workshop model, specifically for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. It will include math center ideas, a model for how to differentiate instruction, and how to develop collaborative discussions at an early age. This presentation will help design math instruction that will fuel your students' passion for math.

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Grade: GENERAL

THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY ON WORKING MEMORY AND MATH

Presented By: Carri Goodman (Munfordville School)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Poverty creates barriers to school success. Family caregivers from low-income households are more likely to have lower levels of parenting skills, and children from these households often begin school with less mathematical knowledge than do children from more advantaged homes, a deficit that tends to hinder mathematical learning throughout the school-aged years. Working memory, which is the ability to temporarily hold information in order to perform a cognitive task, is affected by the stress of poverty. This session will ignite a discussion on working memory research and provide strategies that educators can use to adapt to the challenges presented by working memory deficits and fuel students' passion for learning math.

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Grade: K-2

NUMBER TALKS K-2: FREE, FUN, AND FUEL FOR CURIOSITY ABOUT MATH!

Presented By: Nicole Medina (Tully Elementary School)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Want to discover exactly how to teach your children flexibility in math reasoning? In this interactive discussion, you will discover many free and engaging ways to create flexible math thinkers by using paths of discussion like Number Talks, Math Talks, Number Strings, Splat, Which One Doesn't Belong, and more. Participants will discover how conversation around math (using Talk Moves and hand signals) can ignite student interest and allow them to learn from each other to add new strategies and connect more neurons. Participants will leave with a toolbox full of ideas and resources to make it happen in your class tomorrow!

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, POST-SECONDARY

VISITING 'THE ISLANDS': DISCOVERING STATISTICAL CONCEPTS USING A VIRTUAL POPULATION AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Presented By: Charles Warburton (Gateway CTC)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

In this interactive session participants will use an online, virtual population called 'The Islands' to discover statistical concepts on their cell phone. Additionally, attendees will be given instructions on how to create an administrative account that can be used to set up their classrooms with 'The Islands'. Other online collaborative tools will be shared that will further enhance the usefulness of 'The Islands'. 'The Islands' will ignite active learning in your classroom.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

ESCAPE THE MUNDANE MATH CLASSROOM! PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING EXPLAINED

Presented By: Madison Burris (Pearson)

Room: TERRACE BALLROOM

Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Abstract

Use hands on activities from Pearson to instruct your K-8 students in a blended math classroom. In this session you will actively investigate a balanced math lesson complete with inquiry, hands-on manipulatives, fluencies, and differentiation.

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SESSION #7 ( 09:15 am - 10:15 am )

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Grade: K-2

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING CONCEPTUAL FLUENCY

Presented By: Tina Silvestri Gagliano (Solon City Schools), William LaRiccia (Solon City Schools)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

This is an interactive session which will focus on guiding teachers to move students forward in their ability to structure number. Our goal is for participants to leave our session knowing how to extend students learning and rehearsal of skill through the use of integrating technology into learning routines, partner work, and discourse, in order to meet and/or exceed the proficiency levels outlined in the mathematical practices and fluency within the math standards. Structuring numbers promotes flexibility, confidence and excitement for mathematics! Participants need to bring laptops and/or iPads.

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Grade: PRE-K, K-2

NUMERACY ROUTINES IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Presented By: Krista Mayfield (Mary Todd Elementary School)

Room: SALON C

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Daily numeracy routines are a powerful way to impact a student's understanding of math. Students need purposeful opportunities to explore and manipulate numbers to better understand numerical relationships and make connections. This session will focus on examples for daily routines in the primary classroom that when implemented frequently and correctly will increase learning through meaningful and engaging practice. Through the consistency of daily routines students will build critical thinking skills and develop flexible problem-solving strategies that will help them access even the most challenging mathematics and feel successful as mathematicians.

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Grade: GENERAL

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING DURING WORKSHOP: MOVING STUDENTS FROM PROBLEMS TO ACCOMPLISHED COMPETENT LEADERS

IGNITING OUR OWN ADVOCACY: TELLING OUR STORY

Presented By: Dee Crescitelli

Room: SALON D

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Are you interested in the best ways to contact your legislators about funding for KCM and other education priorities? Come draft emails and make phone calls to the legislators in your district.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

BUILDING A SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEAM TO DEVELOP A "MATH-POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE WHERE STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN SENSE-MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING"

Presented By: April Cirillo (Collins Lane Elem.), Tara Cracraft (Collins Lane Elem.), Holly Dickert (Collins Lane Elem.)

Room: SALON E

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Description: Building a school Mathematics Team to develop a "math-positive school culture where students are engaged in sense-making and problem solving".
Learn how building a school-wide mathematics team can "ignite a passion for math" in your students, teachers, and school. Join this K-5 school mathematics team as they share their experience developing a math-positive school culture where students are engaged in sense-making and problem solving. In this interactive session the mathematics team from Collins Lane Elementary will share resources and strategies they found useful for building a successful school mathematics team. You will leave this session "fueled" to go back to your own school and create change.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

MASTERY LEARNING IN THE REAL WORLD!

Presented By: Sallye Thompson (KDE)

Room: SALON F

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Participants will leave with a fueled desire to implement Mastery Learning in their own classroom. This session will provide a basis of 'Why?' and 'How?' to begin the journey of Mastery Learning with a clear understanding of how RTI and formative assessment play a major role in the process. Igniting a passion for student achievement in mathematics is the impetus for change.

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Grade: K-2

'52' REASONS TO PLAY CARDS WITH YOUR STUDENTS

Presented By: Jackie McMahon (School District 123), Susan Whited (School District 123)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Ignite a passion for math by teaching card games with your students! The benefits of using a standard deck of playing cards will be shared. Games will be introduced and time will be allotted to play several of the games. Join us to see how you can easily incorporate card games into your math instruction.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

SPARK YOUR INTEGER KNOWLEDGE

Presented By: Vonda Adams (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative), Stephanie Kidd (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Ignite your students' interest in integers with the use of manipulatives to model the 'rules' of integer computation. Learn strategies and activities that will engage your students in exploring the reasoning behind the integer rules while fostering a deep understanding through the CSA (Concrete, Semi-concrete, Abstract) model, which is also referred to as the 'Build It, Draw It, Write It' model.

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Grade: POST-SECONDARY

KCTCS MATHEMATICS PATHWAYS

Presented By: Jason Taylor (West Kentucky Community and Technical College)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

This session will be an overview of the ongoing Mathematics Pathways project at KCTCS. The goal of the project is to create entry-level, relevant mathematics pathways courses for a variety of student needs. The progress to date, as well as plans for the future will be discussed.

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Grade: 9-12

PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM-CREATING MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Presented By: Caroline Morales (STEAM Academy Lexington)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical method that encourages students to think deeply about the application of learning. PBL promotes problem solving and critical thinking, student voice and choice in learning, and ongoing self-reflection on their learning. An issue, however, is the devotion of time to authentic student exploration outside of the skill-based curriculum, especially with the current emphasis on high-stakes assessments for students and teachers. This workshop will discuss ways to organize thematic units of study to ensure students have the requisite skills necessary while also engaging students in authentic critical thinking activities. PBL can increase student interest and passion in the world of mathematics by connecting theory to applications and problems in the students' lives. The presenter will discuss the research and implications supporting PBL as well as examples of PBL utilized in her high school classroom. The presenter will lead a discussion about how to create a thematic unit based on curricula currently utilized by participants.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

CULTIVATING AN ENVIRONMENT TO INSPIRE PASSIONATE PROBLEM-SOLVERS

Presented By: Melinda Schwartz, Ed.D. (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abstract

Cultivating and maintaining an environment that honors and promotes student thinking is vital for problem-solving. In this hands-on, minds-on session, participants will work together to explore tasks and norms that promote problem-solving.

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SESSION #8 ( 10:30 am - 11:30 am )

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

I STRUGGLE, YOU STRUGGLE, WE STRUGGLE.... AND IT WORKS!

Presented By: Tyler Teke (Tichenor Middle School / Erlanger-Elsmere Schools)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

The presenter in this session will present the steps taken in classes to overcome the productive struggle and how they created a culture of math problem solvers rather than students simply solving a problem. Hear about the struggles we faced when increasing rigor and demanding students to talk about their math and the steps we took to overcome those struggles in order to be classified as a proficient school for the first time in over ten years. If you are planning on attending this session please download the free app 'Nearpod' for your device.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

THE FIRST FIVE

Presented By: Sarah Shaffer (Kirksville Elementary), Judy Winkler (Madison Middle School)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

How do you fuel the passion for math? By starting each day with an engaging first five minutes that serves as a productive warm-up for your students! When we begin our lessons, we often forget to invite students to be successful each day. When students don't feel successful with the typical review "bell ringer" They lose interest in learning. During this session, you will hear how two coaches in Madison County have worked with teachers Grades 1-8 to build up "The First Five" minutes of class each day to fuel student passions for math. Participants in this session will receive resources and materials to help ignite the love of mathematics back into their classrooms that they can implement immediately.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

BUILDING FLUENCY ONE GAME AT A TIME

Presented By: Pam Croft (East View Elementary), Maggie Jagoe (East View)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

Students of all ages love to play games that are fun and motivating. This presentation will give participants hands-on, engaging games to help build math fact fluency and ignite their passion for math! Participants will take away ideas for fluency building games, apps, and computer programs appropriate for grades K-5. These games can be used in small group center time and are not only fun, but also deepen students' mathematical understanding and reasoning.

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Grade: 9-12

THE MOON PROJECT: USING PROJECT BASED LEARNING TO SPARK A PASSION FOR MATH

Presented By: Samantha Dougherty (Central Hardin High School)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

Spark a passion for learning math by using project based learning to explore how patterns in the moon cycle can be modeled using trigonometric functions. Students will stop asking why do we have to learn this and start asking can we work on our project today? Discover the value of project based learning by focusing on Common Core Standards, the Math Practices, and 21st century skills during an analysis of actual student data. Discuss the process for implementing a project and leave with a ready to use project for your class.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12

ENGAGING WITH CCSS MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES AND STATISTICAL CONTENT

Presented By: Susan A. Peters (University of Louisville)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

Explore middle and high school statistics content for summarizing, representing, and interpreting data. The hands-on and cognitively demanding activities shared in this session will engage you with mathematical practices as you explore key concepts in statistics. Consider how these and similar activities can pique students' interests in statistics and advance their abilities to answer statistical questions through statistical problem solving.

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Grade: K-2

ADDITION MY WAY: IGNITING PASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF BASICS ADDITION FACTS

Presented By: Sara Delano Moore (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30AM PM

Abstract

Teachers will be treated to a variety of fun and engaging games that focus attention to basic facts in addition and subtraction. Participants will work in pairs to play games and justify their thinking strategies. Participants will be provided with handouts of games that can be used In classrooms to reinforce basic facts.

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LUNCH 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


KEYNOTE: Dr. Jonathan Thomas

SPECIAL GUEST: President Robert King

Join us for the complimentary lunch in the GRAND BALLROOM

Tuesday Afternoon
SESSION #9 ( 12:45 pm - 01:45 pm )

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Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

RETHINKING MATH CULTURE: PROVEN WAYS TO DEVELOP SCHOOL-WIDE MATH MINDSET

Presented By: David Woods (DreamBox Learning)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Developing a strong math culture can support students' self directed learning, as they pursue their passions in career and life, we must help them develop skillsets that encourage them to persist and grow. This seminar highlights how educational leaders can help teachers and students develop a deep connection to and love for mathematics, one that supports a vision of transformation and a growth mindset beyond the classroom.

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Grade: K-2

STRATEGY SCULPTURES: VISUALIZING STRUCTURE WITH LINKING CUBES

Presented By: Nick Harris (Daniel Boone Elementary)

Room: SALON D

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Building a conceptual understanding of quantity is an integral step in developing numeracy. Ten frames, Rekenreks, and other existing tools can be a great way to help students visualize quantity, but they have their limitations. Participants will get a hands-on opportunity to design and build Strategy Sculptures using linking blocks. These sculptures afford teachers and students with the ability to see the internal structures within numbers in a way that is tactile, conceptual, and highly engaging. Come see how Strategy Sculptures have been used in the first grade and leave with ideas about how to adapt them for your classroom!

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

GOING GRADELESS & THE POSITIVE CLIMATE IT CREATES

Presented By: Chasity Gregory (East Hardin Middle School)

Room: SALON E

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

As the push for customized learning continues to spread throughout the educational world, come take a look at how Standards Based Grading in a gradeless classroom works and the positive climate change it creates! This technique is the most informative for parents and students to see their strengths and weaknesses. And allows for opportunity for students to take ownership of their learning process.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

MAKING MATH SIGNIFICANT: LAUNCHING WITH REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS TO ENGAGE ALL STUDENTS AT THEIR LEVEL

Presented By: Dawn Harrod (Shelby West Middle), Michael Dennis (Eminence Independent District)

Room: SALON F

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

'Why do i need to know this?' our students would ask before checking out. Our classrooms consisted of demonstrating a skill and students attempting to repeat it using my thinking. Join us as wel investigate how we can put the 'why' back into the math classroom by including low-floor, high-ceiling tasks that are mostly grounded in real-world scenarios. By making tasks that are accessible to all students but that can be solved in multiple ways, we are able to engage and challenge multiple levels of learners in our classrooms.

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Grade: 3-5

PLAYGROUND MATHEMATICS: IGNITING A PASSION FOR MATH IN THE REAL WORLD

Presented By: Britt Bush (Tilden Hogge Elementary)

Room: SALON HG

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Playground Mathematics is an interactive demonstration of how to turn your playground into a relevant, hands on tool for engaging whole class instruction. Any school playground provides a wonderful place to earn and put into practice mathematical concepts found in the Kentucky math standards for 3rd through 5th graders. In this session, teachers and curriculum coaches alike will take away ideas for getting your students hands on experience with measurement, graphing, geometry, division and many more concepts covered at the primary to intermediate level. Too often our elementary students struggle to find a passion for math. This session delivers ideas that put them in the field and relates mathematical concepts to real world careers within the safety of their own playground. Construction, design, surveying, and cartography are a few of the careers that are discussed and related to the standards. Join this session to learn outside of the box ways, outside of the classroom, to ignite your elementary students passion for math.

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Grade: GENERAL

IGNITING YOUR STUDENTS WITH ADDING TECH IN THE CLASSROOM

Presented By: Danielle Washburn (Jefferson County Public School)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Have you ever wondered about different ways to get students excited and engaged while learning Math? In this session, participants will learn how to implement technology in their classroom. Participants will learn how to appropriately use different tools strategically. Participants will be filled with a newfound passion for technology and math and your students. This session is for the teacher that has never implemented technology other than a calculator in the classroom and for that teacher that has experience implementing technology in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to this session as they experience each technological tool.

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Grade: K-2

MATH RECOVERY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST REFRESHER-DETERMINING STAGES OF EARLY ARITHMETICAL LEARNING (SEAL)

Presented By: Jean Bingham (Central Elementary), Lisa Riggs (Kentucky Center for Mathematics)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

This K-2 session is for Math Recovery Intervention Specialists ONLY and will involve watching 1.1 video clips and determining the SEAL based on evidence. Time will be given for participants to share video clips of assessment or instruction to meet the USMRC MRIS renewal requirements. Please bring a video clip to share.

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Grade: 9-12, POST-SECONDARY

USING TAXICAB GEOMETRY TO EXPLORE EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY CONCEPTS

Presented By: Bethany Noblitt (Northern Kentucky University)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Providing students with a new lens through which to consider mathematical concepts can ignite renewed interest in and passion for mathematics. Taxicab geometry can be such a lens. Taxicab geometry is a non-Euclidean geometry that is accessible to high school and college students. In this session, participants will engage in several taxicab geometry activities designed to deepen understanding of Euclidean geometry concepts. After participants discuss their results, we will discuss further questions that arise when exploring Euclidean concepts in taxicab geometry.

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Grade: 3-5

UTILIZING NUMBER LINES TO IGNITE UNDERSTANDING

Presented By: Melinda Schwartz, Ed.D. (ORIGO Education)

Room: BLUEGRASS PAVILION

Time: 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Abstract

Research indicates a relationship between students' experiences with number lines and their mathematical achievement. In this interactive session, participants will engage in games and activities to help students improve their understanding of mathematical concepts by using the number line.

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SESSION #10 ( 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm )

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

MATHEMATICS = NATURE OR NURTURE?

Presented By: Nicole Weyman (Ninth District Elementary School)

Room: SALON AB

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

Is mathematics something students either have (meaning they are born with a math brain) or don't have, OR can math be developed through experience?
Many people believe they either have "it", referring to a mathematical mindset, or they don't. In this session, teachers will discuss Jo Boaler's book, Mathematical Mindsets. Teachers will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to instill a growth mindset when teaching mathematics to their students. Participants will take part in group work and interactive discussions, and they will leave with tools they can use in their classrooms. This session will create a passion within teachers which will, in turn, light the flame for students to grow in their love for mathematics by allowing them to see that everyone is capable of learning mathematics.

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Grade: PRE-K, K-2, 3-5

USING THE BEAD STRING TO STRUCTURE COMPOSITE UNITS AND DEVELOP FACILE STRATEGIES

Presented By: Dina Mendola (US Math Recovery Council)

Room: SALON D

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

The 100 bead string is a powerful tool in helping students envision, make connections, and verbalize number relationships. Our goal is to get students facile with structuring composite units, but how we get them there is the KEY! Come explore the learning trajectories and corresponding bead string activities that will engage students and build deeper connections with foundational knowledge needed to develop conceptual place value.

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Grade: K-2, 3-5

FACILITATING RICH MATH TASKS

Presented By: Emily Kennedy (Painted Stone Elementary), Kaitlin Sams (Southside Elementary School)

Room: SALON E

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

This session will focus on the selection and implementation of high quality mathematics tasks that foster the standards of mathematical practice as they are foundational to exemplary mathematics instruction. We will analyze student work, and explore ways to address misconceptions and ideas about next steps for re-teaching, enriching, or extending our students' thinking.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8

CHANGING MATH ANXIETY INTO A MATHEMATICAL MINDSET

Presented By: Stephanie Walker (West Middle School), Michael Dennis (Eminence Independent Schools)

Room: SALON F

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

Several variables influence a student's perception of their mathematical ability. At an early age, children begin to develop a mathematical identity. Students believe they are good at math or not and feel powerless to change it. Once a negative perception is created, future experiences with mathematics produce anxiety and a sense of failure. The anxiety is real, and it can only subside in a classroom where all mathematicians are appreciated and encouraged. Reducing fears and anxieties connected to math allows students on all academic levels to reach their true mathematical potential. There are specific strategies and structures teachers can use to ensure everyone can be good at math. Join us for a look at the battle teachers are facing with math anxiety, the science behind it, and the moves that can be made in the classroom to encourage a mathematical growth mindset.

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Grade: 3-5

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

Presented By: Anna Burton (Crossroads Elementary School) Room: Salon HG

Room: SALON HG

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

Students feel a sense of ownership when they accumulate data and evidence of their accomplishments. This session will give you tools to have your own Student Led Conferences and show evidence that Student Led Conferences are beneficial for parents, students, and teachers.

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Grade: 6-8

'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' EATING YOU WAY THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH

Presented By: Brianne McDowell (Mason County Middle school)

Room: DARBY DAN/CALUMET

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

Food will always get the attention of students. So, what better way to get them engaged? This session will be hands on to demonstrate several ways to make math fun, filling and memorable for middle school students. We will be eating our way through lessons of ratio and proportions, distributive property and combining like terms. We will, also, use pasta noodles as geometric manipulatives to reinforce the concepts of transversals and angle measurements. Bon Appetit.

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Grade: 6-8, 9-12, POST-SECONDARY

WHAT IS TEACHING IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY? EXPLORATIONS OF 0^0 WITH GRADES 6-12 STUDENTS

Presented By: Michael Todd Edwards (Miami University)

Room: DIXIANA

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

In this interactive presentation, we share insights from impromptu teaching episodes with area middle grades and high school students involving the value of 0^0. Disrupting the regular classroom routine, we encouraged students to explore 0^0 and x^x. Although accessible, such topics lay outside the traditional secondary-level curriculum. Using freely available tools--Desmos, various online calculators, and search (e.g., Google)--we engage participants in the tasks we posed to students while fostering more careful consideration of the meaning of "appropriate use" of technology in grades 6-12 and beyond.

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Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

PYRAMID PASSION: USING ZOOMTOOL TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN LEARNING ABOUT 3D SOLIDS

Presented By: Cheryll E. Crowe (Asbury University)

Room: LANE'S END

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Abstract

Zometool is a popular system of 3D struts and connector nodes that enables students to engage in meaningful mathematical explorations at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This presentation will begin with a brief history and overview of Zometool. Participants will then use a Zometool set to generate unique pyramids and discuss applications of the system to help students become passionate about geometric thinking. Materials to implement Zoomtool in the classroom will be provided to each participant.

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