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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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Saturday, March 4 • 9:20am - 10:35am
Turning Standards into Rich Mathematical Tasks: Volume and Surface Area FILLING

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In this hands-on workshop, participants will work as students through a set of complex instructional challenges derived from Common Core Standard for Grades 5, 6 and 7 mathematics relating linear dimensions, volume and surface area. We will provide comments and links to resources that will help teachers create their own rich mathematical tasks, as described in Jo Boaler’s book, Mathematical Mindsets. In addition, participants, as students, will be guided to fruitful “math talk” using strategies from 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret Schwan Smith and Mary Kay Stein. We fully expect the discussion between participants will help us all as learners improve our understanding of complex instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Cate Abbott

Cate Abbott

Teacher (Math 8/Algebra 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
I love math and I love playing with tech. I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Khan Academy Ambassador. I am i Interested in paperless classroom and using KHAN ACADEMY or similar self-paced/monitored programs to support my struggling students. This year I am learning everything... Read More →
avatar for Elzora B. Watkins

Elzora B. Watkins

Mentor Teacher, Prince George's County Public Schools
Elzora Watkins is a lifelong learner, and currently a doctoral student at Morgan State University working on her dissertation in Mathematics Education. She obtained her initial National Board Certification in 2006 in the area of Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood and has... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:20am - 10:35am MST
Sweeney B Santa Fe Community Convention Center