Thank you for your interest in MidSchoolMath! The 2017 MidSchoolMath National Conference has concluded but attendees can still find Session Handouts and Resources in the Conference Dropbox at: http://bit.ly/MidSchoolMath2017 Attendees may also want to print a copy of their personalized agenda, using this site, so they have a record of the specific sessions they attended. 

We look forward to returning to Santa Fe next year!  Save the date for March 2-3, 2018 and visit our website at http://www.midschoolmathnationalconference.com/ for updates on the Call for Presenters (late spring 2017) and Early Bird Registration specials (early fall 2017). 

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Friday, March 3 • 10:15am - 11:30am
From Formulas to Connections ... and Back Again FULL

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Memorized formulas often limit the deeper mathematical understandings that teachers want students to have!

In this hands-on, minds-on session, we'll explore new ways to engage students in the processes of representation, abstraction, and building connections.  We'll develop new and perhaps even unfamiliar formulas "from scratch" and connect them to their conceptual underpinnings.

Concrete geometric models, pencil-and-paper representations, generalizations about surface area and volume - the connections are endless!

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Thomas Evitts

Professor Emeritus, Shippensburg University
Tom Evitts is a returning presenter at the MidSchoolMath Conference. Tom is a former high school mathematics teacher and recently retired from Shippensburg University's Mathematics Department, where he was a mathematics teacher educator. Tom enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling... Read More →

Friday March 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am MST
Sweeney D Santa Fe Community Convention Center