2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Sponsor Showcase Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Sponsor Showcase -- Monday, Monday, April 13
 
100  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
157 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation
How come 1/2 + 1/4 doesn't equal 2/ 6? Doesn't multiplication make things bigger? Why do you multiply to divide fractions? Strategies for helping teachers address t​hese questions and more will be answered through activities and video clips from the new Math Solutions resource, Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara

118  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

From Standards to Practice: Leading Teachers to Improve Student Understanding Through Formative Assessment
How do you lead teachers to think beyond today’s lesson plan and connect to the learning goals for their students? We’ll discuss how to monitor and respond to student feedback in order to move toward those goals. Learn valuable tips for integrating teaching practices, questioning strategies and technology into your own training with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
157 BSecondary
(6-12)
Sponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Build a Growth Mindset to Accelerate Struggling Students (Grade 5 & up)
Many students who have struggled with mathematics don’t believe that success is possible and stop trying. So, along with rebuilding mathematical foundations, we need to rebuild student confidence. Hear how MATH 180 is showing students that their efforts matter while providing teachers with an environment for fostering perseverance.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Math Forum's Problems of the Week: Practice for Online Assessments
Many states are adopting new assessments that focus on students' ability to solve complex problems and explain their thinking by typing their thoughts into the computer. Learn how the Math Forum’s online Problems of the Week, along with activities from our recent book, give students practice with online environments and the mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter
Co-Presenter: Max Ray

173  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

ExperienceMath with Awesome Games and Online Tools
When implemented correctly, online tools allow students to engage in mathematical practices in a meaningful way. In this session, we’ll play Mini Golf, Angle Explorer, and Shape Shifter to learn about angles and arithmetic sequences. See how teachers can use the inquiry approach to build deep understanding. Do the math with us and have fun at the same time!

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

191.5  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
157 BPrimary
(PK - 2)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Bring Your Handwritten Math to Life with FluidMath
It's 2015 and tablets and other digital writing surfaces are becoming as ubiquitous as paper and pencil, but math teachers and students still handwrite math on paper every day. What if graphs, tables, solutions, and animations derived from your handwritten math could come to life on your writing surface? From Arithmetic to Algebra to Calculus come see how FluidMath brings your handwritten math to life on tablets and Interactive Whiteboards.

 

Lead Speaker: Donald Carney
Co-Presenter: Andrew Forsberg

 
Sponsor Showcase -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 14
 
217  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 BElementary
(K - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Teaching Number and Operations Effectively: Keys to Student Success
Successful students understand the meaning of operations, use them appropriately to solve problems, and are fluent with basic facts and algorithms. Come learn about Hands-On Standards: Number & Operations, a new resource to support K-5 teachers in this essential area. See new games, new manipulatives, and formative assessment tasks in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

235  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Getting Ready for Rigorous NextGen Math Assessments: How to Get There from Here
As assessments become computer-based and more rigorous, how can we improve our effectiveness, nurture a love of mathematics, and also prepare students for next generation assessments?

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

254  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

A Moderated Discussion: How can Formative Assessment & Digital Learning Enhance Student Outcomes in the Common Core era?
Join a diverse panel of K-12 CCSS experts, curriculum authors, and mathematics supervisors for a moderated, interactive Q & A on best practices for leveraging formative assessment and digital technology to enhance student understanding of the mathematical content standards and the mathematical practice standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Pearson Speaker

273  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Looking for Meaning Before the Task
How can you engage students in lessons that lead to conceptual development? We’ll look at tasks and problem solving from the ground up, showing activities that will engage students and build their understanding of foundational concepts in middle grades mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

350.5  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Questioning Strategies and Dry Erase Boards to Enhance Formative Assessment Practices and to Increase Rigor: Incr
Presenters will model effective questioning strategies and exemplary techniques using dry erase boards, to increase student engagement and achievement. Attendees will be actively engaged in problem solving and ways to build increased understanding of essential mathematics concepts, while increasing rigor and engagement. Attendees will receive dry erase boards and more!

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Wilson
Co-Presenter: Donna Knoell