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Math [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

Geometric Thoughts?
Learning at a geometric level is Experience-Dependent! So much about helping students develop their spatial reasoning and geometric thinking is based on giving students opportunities over time to notice things, to discuss observations, to make connections between their observations and their worlds beyond the classroom, and to practice math-talk! But, sometimes we get rushed, and sometimes our very own ‘normal-talk’ contradicts the very distinctions we want kids to make! So, let’s find a way to meaningfully spread geometry throughout the year and tighten our language to ensure we are part of our students’ success, rather than an unfortunate road block. Leave this session with activity ideas designed to geometrically engage and challenge students throughout the year, along with a few do’s and don’ts for our own daily vocabulary!

Speakers
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Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 17 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary level. I currently teach grade 4 math, health, and art, junior high French, and I edit educational math resources for distance learning. In addition, I provide on-site professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

9:00am

Mathology: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Math (K-3)
Welcome to the Science of teaching Math… attending to the learner’s developmental state, considering the nature of the content to be learned, and carefully selecting the activities and ideas to help students acquire, consolidate, and refine their understandings… welcome to Mathology! Pearson Canada’s new, comprehensive, and simple math solution for K-9 enables teachers to easily plan and implement meaningful, differentiated math learning experiences for all students, while increasing teachers’ skills as math educators. Rooted in best practices from academic research and real classrooms, and based on a math learning progression, Mathology offers a wide variety of student and teacher resources in print and digital media. It also provides targeted professional learning to allow educators to become better at knowing where students are at and defining next steps for growth. Built on a robust research base, co-created with teachers, and organized around a Made-in-Canada Learning Progression, Mathology unites the resources, pedagogy, and assessment with what we know about best practices in Teaching and Learning. This session will explore how you can use Mathology to: -Create positive student experiences through engaging activities and lessons -Use tools to support student assessment, lesson planning, and differentiated instruction -Use technology, manipulatives, story, and visualization to bring math to life! We believe that establishing a solid foundation for math in the early years is fundamental… Mathology’s goal for K-3 is to empower students and teachers to grow in their mathematical capabilities, gain confidence, and cultivate an affinity for math. Participants will receive sample kits of Pearson’s K-3 Mathology Activities

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty has over 36 years of experience in education, including as an Assistant Superintendent, K-9 Principal, and a classroom teacher in a variety of subjects. | | Now retired from the classroom, and working as a National Presenter with Pearson Canada (Mathology!) , Gerry brings... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

Tabletop Gaming: A Critical Hit in the Classroom
Tabletop gaming is fun, easy to learn, easier to teach, and appeals to children of all ages. Combining Alberta Education’s core competencies with both literacy and numeracy, tabletop gaming provides teachers with the opportunity to engage students with a range of scenarios and situations. Join hosts Matthew Dixon and Shane Hewitt as they walk attendees through a number of hands-on activities, modeling how tabletop gaming may be used to achieve a variety of key learner outcomes across multiple classes and grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Matthew Dixon defines himself by the wellbeing of those around him. Having worked with Elk Island Public Schools since 2001, Matthew’s dedicated himself to improving the lives of those around him, such that he may sleep at night knowing the world is better for his efforts. Like... Read More →
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Shane Hewitt

Shane Hewitt has worked with people with diverse learning needs for almost 20 years. He has worked in a number of different settings including home intervention, school-based programming, clinical intervention settings and seconded to the Ministry of Education. Shane has a Master’s... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

TGIF Jr High Math Games - Thank Goodness It's Fun
Learn and play a variety of Junior High Math games and activities that will keep your students engaged as they learn and master junior high math concepts in the areas of: algebra, linear equations, graphing, chance and probability, coordinate geometry, mathematical reasoning and more. In addition, learn how the games played during this session quickly translate to improved paper and pencil evidence of learning using standard algorithms. During this session, participants will also gain the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to quickly and easily implement the games back in their classrooms, without adding to their already heavy workload. Learn how to easily differentiate the games providing a suitable math challenge for all the students in your classroom. The games can be used to: introduce math concepts; provide engaged practice to help students master, deepen and enhance their understanding of math concepts; as an assessment of learning acquired. Student written and video samples will be shared and a handout will be provided. Effective teaching practices and strategies based on the most recent findings from brain-based-learning research will be modeled and highlighted throughout the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor to his presentations gained through decades of experience as an educator. Teachers will learn games and activities closely tied to the Alberta Curriculum. Participants have said "… a lot of great activities to bring back to my... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

10:30am

Exploring Big Ideas in Math Through Story (K-3)
Why Story? This is Math, right? Isn’t it just about numbers? For the novice learner, Math is like learning another language, learning new names, labels, concepts, equivalencies, and relationships. What better way to learn those ideas than by bringing them alive within stories? Stories present a rich medium through which children can explore the Big Ideas of Math. They are particularly powerful when linked to a continuum of learning that reflects the way in which children develop mathematical concepts. This session will explore how primary educators can select stories and associated activities that engage children at just the right level, allowing them to consolidate mathematical concepts already learned and move forward to look at new situations with a base of deeper, more connected understandings. It will present ideas on how stories can engage children in a wide range of mathematical ideas, thinking and activity, in a variety of real-world and imaginary contexts. Note: The presentation will reference the math learning progression behind the development of Pearson Canada’s Mathology Little Books. In this session, we will: • Participate in shared reading as pedagogy • Develop criteria for a good math story • Recognize the math in stories • Discuss Using math stories in the classroom At the end of the session, Participants will receive sample kits of the Mathology Little Books.

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty has over 36 years of experience in education, including as an Assistant Superintendent, K-9 Principal, and a classroom teacher in a variety of subjects. | | Now retired from the classroom, and working as a National Presenter with Pearson Canada (Mathology!) , Gerry brings... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

11:30am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Math Gr. 1-4
See how St. Marguerite School re-imagined collaboration time to improve learner outcomes in Numeracy. Through the use of Learning Sprints teachers are engaged in continuous cycles of improvement making gains in student achievement. In this session you will hear from the principal and two teachers how the process has moved teachers from good intention to high impact through change in teacher practice using Math Talks and Running Records to improve student learning. Terri Lynn Guimond - Leading Learning Sprints in Numeracy Laurette Nelson - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 2: Number Talks Braiden Scotten - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 4: Running Records and Fact Fluency

Speakers
avatar for Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Principal, Evergreen Catholic Schools
Terri Lynn is a lead learner who serves as a Principal with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove, Alberta. In her more than 20 years in education, Terri Lynn has explored learning in all grades, and has firsthand experience with the power of Learning Sprints, agility and instructional... Read More →
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Laurette Nelson

Laurette has had the privilege of teaching primary grades for over 30 years with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove. She is currently teaching grade two. Throughout her career, Laurette has used a variety of approaches to motivate her students in Math but no routine has impacted... Read More →
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Braiden Scotten

Braiden Scotten is a Grade 4 teacher at St. Marguerite Catholic School in Spruce Grove. She has taught for 8 years, with the last 5 years being in a K-4 environment. Braiden looks forward to presenting Running Records Math Assessments to other teachers this year at NCTCA 2019.



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D2
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:45am

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Junior High Mathematics
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a junior high math classroom will be highlighted.

Speakers
SW

Susan Woo

Susan Woo is a consultant for literacy and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.
HD

Heather Dimond

Heather Dimond has been a teacher for 19 years. She has a B.Ed with a math major and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership. In her career as a math teacher, Heather has taught all levels of math between grades 8 and 12. Because of her passion for learning, Heather has been involved with... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:45am

Free Graphing With Advanced Grapher
Come and learn about a FREE, graphing program. Advanced Grapher is a powerful but easy-to-use graphing, curve fitting and calculating software. The program can graph Cartesian (Y(x) and X(y)) equations, tables of values, inequalities and slope fields. Up to 100 graphs in one window. Calculus features: regression analysis, obtaining zeroes and extrema of functions, intersections, derivatives, equations of tangents and normals. Lots of graph and coordinate plane parameters. You will be able to create high-quality graphs and copy them to your documents.

Speakers
avatar for Don Chandler

Don Chandler

Teacher, Salisbury High School
After a brief career in banking, Don returned to university to obtain his Education Degree in 2001. Since that time, Don has been teaching with Elk Island Public Schools at Salisbury High School. Having graduated from Salisbury in 1992, Don felt right at home teaching at his alma... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Primary Peeps Deserve Meaningful Math! Simple and Effective Tools for the Journey!
Bring scissors as we will construct three simple and effective tools for primary peeps! You will love the routines that will be created in your classroom using these tools. The tools that we will construct are the place value pocket and digit cards, the counting rope and a powerful number line. Seat belts will need to be fastened for this energizing and powerful workshop!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Bryan Hall (Rm 410) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding: The PRODUCTIVE Struggle is Real!
The 'aha' moments are why many teachers teach! We want students to 'get it', not just memorize a list of rules. But, how do we get there more consistently with more students? The answer can be as simple as changing a single lesson within a unit or cycle of study. In this session, you will learn how to collaboratively develop a conceptually-based lesson through the use of a high-cognitive-demand task that promotes productive struggle. We will talk about how to group students to maximize conceptual understanding, how to engage students through questioning, and what not to say/do to ensure we're not emptying tasks of their cognitive demand. Much like reading comprehension is key to success in literacy, understanding WHY a procedure works is key to success in numeracy. A single lesson can make the difference between blind obedience and sense-making in mathematics!

Speakers
JG

Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 17 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary level. I currently teach grade 4 math, health, and art, junior high French, and I edit educational math resources for distance learning. In addition, I provide on-site professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing in High School Mathematics
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a high school math classroom will be highlighted.

Speakers
HD

Heather Dimond

Heather Dimond has been a teacher for 19 years. She has a B.Ed with a math major and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership. In her career as a math teacher, Heather has taught all levels of math between grades 8 and 12. Because of her passion for learning, Heather has been involved with... Read More →
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Susan Woo

Susan Woo is a consultant for literacy and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Using a Locked Room in the Classroom
Locked rooms continue to be a popular pastime. Have you looked around and wondered how to incorporate it into your own class? This session will show you how to set up and use a locked room in math and ELA classrooms. We will show various types of puzzles, clues and investigative strategies. We will talk about strategies that were successful and ideas for improvement. We will also address what didn't work and why. Supplies and tools that were used will also be discussed along with the experiences of our own students. You will walk away with a lesson plan and specific tasks that you can implement into your classroom with minor adjustments.

Speakers
SL

Shaunda Lang

Shaunda has a BSc in Biology and a BEd Secondary Science. She has been teaching math and science for 12 years at the junior high level. She currently teaches at Thomas B. Riley School in Calgary. Her class is full of hands-on, interactive lessons, with engaging projects. Her personal... Read More →
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Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 13 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at West Ridge School. She focuses on interactive and simulation type activities in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Citadel Theatre: The Club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

9:00am

Fraction Action-Hands on Games That Help Students Understand Fractions, Decimals & Percents
Do your students need a boost in understanding fractions? Help them stay focused on the link between fractions, decimals, and percents. Teach them the "fact"ors that help make up the pieces to a whole. Learn how to teach and play educational and differentiated games that build confidence. See how to help students at all levels learn the basics to increase fraction sense. Student samples, gameboards and journal ideas will be shared. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

9:00am

Sites internet gratuits en maths et comment les utiliser, M à 6e
Plusieurs sites offrent des activités éducatives gratuites avec ou sans compte. Venez voir le site albertain de l'Apprentissage professionnel en mathématiques à l'élémentaire (APME) ainsi que la panoplie des sites disponibles qui offrent des applications en mathématiques. Une grande part de la session sera réservée à la découverte et à l’exploitation adéquate de ses sites, question de se garder à jour. (Les sites seront partagés avec les participants via Google Drive)

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques depuis plusieurs années. Elle a travaillé comme conseillère pédagogique au sein du Conseil scolaire FrancoSud et au Consortium provincial francophone (CPFPP) pendant plus d'une décennie. Auparavant, Renée a travaillé comme enseignante... Read More →




Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

9:00am

Pentominoes: A Math Inquiry
Looking for an engaging geometry task with connections to other strands? In this session, we’ll be exploring how to create pentominoes and then how curiosity leads to the design of personal inquiries rooted in pentominoes. Teachers will learn how to start with a simple prompt around mathematical structures that results in student-created inquiries to provide many days of learning activities – making prep for math classes easy. We’ll explore how inquiry-based learning connects to the curriculum.

Speakers
JM

Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

9:00am

Computational Thinking in Elementary?
Can we teach computational thinking skills and programming in elementary math? Absolutely. We'll look at some easy to use tools for pre-readers up to advanced Grade 6 students, and how they can be integrated into topics you are already teaching.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Math Fact Fluency for Addition and Subtraction! Five Strategies to Replace Timed Worksheets!
Come and experience the motivating style of Kim Sutton as she tackles math fact fluency for addition and subtraction using five important strategies that will replace timed worksheets. You will leave with an impressive handout and other tools to achieve the goal of math fact fluency. Be prepared to sing, dance, enjoy children’s literature and walk away with a fresh attitude about the five to nine minutes daily of practice for basic facts! Warning: Dice will be used!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:15am

Developing Math Thinkers, Not Calculators
As mathematics teachers, our goal is that students become mathematical thinkers. To promote mathematical proficiency, teachers can use math tasks to simulate rich thinking. The type of task we select and how we implement the task can impact how students think and the quality of learning that occurs. In this session, we will try some tasks in order to analyze the level of cognitive demand. Using criteria from cognitively demanding tasks, as a group we will generate instructional moves for effective implementation. Teachers will take tasks to try with students, ideas about where to find tasks, how to choose tasks and strategies to foster learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Candler

Alexandra Candler

Numeracy Consultant, Elk Island Public Schools
Alexandra Candler is a Numeracy Consultant for Elk Island Public Schools, a University of Alberta MEd Student and a Math Education Research Assistant. She has experience teaching and working with children in Early Childhood, Division I, II and III. Alexandra is interested in creating... Read More →
JM

Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

10:30am

Mathcation - Take A Vacation From the Same Old Math Routine
Learn how to play fun, educational and differentiated games to bring math back to life in your junior high classroom. Help students unlock their potential and get rid of math anxiety by using regular cards and dice to teach math fluency, fractions, order of operations, algebraic concepts, analytical thinking and much more. Student samples, gameboards will be shared so you can get started first thing Monday morning. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Chairperson Kim Nahirniak - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:30am

Coding in HS Math Using TI Technology
Coding is considered to be an integral learning outcome for 21st Century learners worldwide. Come and see how using TI graphing calculators and free online resources you can integrate coding into HS math classes. All participants will receive free software to use immediately.

Speakers
DM

Darryl Marchand

Onsite contact: Darryl Marchand, Texas Instruments
Darryl is the rep for Texas Instruments Canada. Darryl previously taught in AB for 27 years. Darryl has spoken at many conferences throughout North America. He was one of the original authors for the Applied Workbook Series from Absolute Value Publications.



Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

11:45am

Games as a Gateway: Using Commercial Games to Teach Students Mathematical Communication
Do you find your students struggle with using and understanding mathematical terminology? We believe it is important for students to experience math interactively in order to build a strong foundational understanding of ideas before they are introduced to formal mathematical language. The first step towards learning is engaging students in math thinking and discussion. We find students are excited to play commercial games and are therefore excited to discuss their discoveries and to question the logic of their peers. Commercial games naturally engage students in mathematical discussion, providing an easy transition from mathematical thinking towards mathematical language. During this session, teachers will be invited to explore commercial math games and experience the natural mathematical thinking and discussions that result from the games. Then, we will share effective prompts and motivating questions to ask during game play to guide students towards the target mathematical ideas. Through this, teachers will learn how commercial games can be used to engage students in deep mathematical thinking as a precursor to rich mathematical communication.

Speakers
JM

Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →
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Brita Pederson

Brita Pederson is an undergraduate student in her fourth year of a Bachelors of Education at the University of Alberta. She believes it is important to center learning around the students by considering what they know and what interests them. She is interested in using collaboration... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

11:45am

Projects to Engage Students in Math
Do,you have trouble engaging your students in math? Are you tired of the same practice work? Are you liking to jazz things up a bit? This session will go through various, interesting projects that you can use in your classroom. Students find these engaging and most importantly fun. You will come out with various ideas of how to incorporate projects in your class, as well as projects that are ready to use.

Speakers
SL

Shaunda Lang

Shaunda has a BSc in Biology and a BEd Secondary Science. She has been teaching math and science for 12 years at the junior high level. She currently teaches at Thomas B. Riley School in Calgary. Her class is full of hands-on, interactive lessons, with engaging projects. Her personal... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Citadel Theatre: The Club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Comment y arriver autrement? Math 7e à 9e
Les élèves comprennent le rôle et l’importance de la pratique en mathématiques. Toutefois, ils en ont assez des exercices du manuel de l’élève. Cette session a pour but d’outiller l’enseignant d’une variété d’activités. Pour ce faire, les participants auront la chance de visiter et de vivre des activités riches qui ont le pouvoir d’engager les élèves différemment que par le papier et crayon. Une discussion sur l’approche et la différenciation s’ensuivra afin de rejoindre la grande variété d’apprenants dans votre classe. (Les activités seront mises à la disposition des participants via Google Drive.)

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques depuis plusieurs années. Elle a travaillé comme conseillère pédagogique au sein du Conseil scolaire FrancoSud et au Consortium provincial francophone (CPFPP) pendant plus d'une décennie. Auparavant, Renée a travaillé comme enseignante... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags French

1:00pm

Oh the Math that They'll Know! Kindergarten Math Games
A workshop just for Kindergarten teachers who are wanting games and activities for teaching the following concepts: counting, learning numbers to 5, 10, 20, subitizing, patterns, early graphing activities, comparing numbers, doubles, make 10, and early operation strategies. Throughout the workshop student response samples will be shared. Ideas for math journals, math talk extensions, strategy books, assessment opportunities and gameboards will be provided. Come prepared to play.

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Scotland Yard: Deductive reasoning in Math 20-2
In this session we will explore how Ravensburger's award winning board game "Scotland Yard" can be used in the Math 20-2 classroom to develop skills in logical reasoning. We will have a chance to play the game and simulate how it would look in a small and/or larger class setting. In addition, you will walk away with resources on how to incorporate the game into your unit assessments. A unique way for teachers of Math 20-2 to use board games in the classroom in the logic/reasoning unit. How to efficiently run a board game for a large or small group of students. Resources for implementation into their own classrooms.

Speakers
SJ

Sandy Johnson

For the past 9 years, Sandy has taught math at Strathcona Christian Secondary where he enjoys using board games in the classroom to create community and curricular connections among students.



Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English