OAME 2018 Session Description: Many students enter math class making connections to previously learned material, actively making Sense of the content and concepts, however, many others do not. Students that use their mathematical intuition come prepared to make Sense of the mathematics and continually make connections between what they already know and what they are learning. This session will offer easy to use classroom routines that help your students think like a mathematician by using their intuitive reasonings. Routines like Notice and Wonder, Estimation routines and Mathematical Modelling will be explored together. Through this session we will learn how to start your lessons where your students are in their understanding, with their own ideas. Then we will discuss strategies to move the learning forward. (Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate)
Live Webinar: March 20th, 2019, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: Recorded Feb 2019. Mark is an instructional coach in the District School Board of Niagara. He blogs at https://buildingmathematicians.wordpress.com/ and can be found on Twitter at @MarkChubb3 . The cartoon about area from @BenOrlin can be found here.
Talk 6: OAME 2019 Preview #3
Summary: In this episode we hear from a few of our featured speakers at the upcoming OAME 2019 conference in Ottawa. We’ll hear a brief preview from Jennifer Wilson speaking about her #slowmath movement, David Costello talking about classroom spaces and Tracy Zager talking about sparking the curiosity of teachers.
Jennifer blogs at https://easingthehurrysyndrome.wordpress.com/ works at Illustrative Mathematics and is on Twitter at @jwilson828. David is on Twitter at @dr_costello. Tracy blogs at Matt blogs at http://tjzager.com, her book is “Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had” and is on Twitter at @TracyZager
Talk 5: OAME 2019 Preview #2
Summary: In this episode we hear from a few of our featured speakers at the upcoming OAME 2019 conference in Ottawa. We’ll hear a brief preview from Carl Oliver who speaks about the importance of teachers connecting with each other, Nat Banting talking about his ideas to maximize the potential of the teaching space, And Matt Baker & Sam Shah who together will be presenting a session the power of our teacher voice.
Carl blogs at http://www.coast2coast.me/carl/ and is on Twitter at @carloliwitter. Nat created the website http://fractiontalks.com/, blogs at http://natbanting.com/ and is on Twitter at @NatBanting. Matt blogs at https://pythagoraswasanerd.wordpress.com/ and is on Twitter at @stoodle. Sam blogs at https://samjshah.com/ and is on Twitter at @samjshah2
Talk 4: OAME 2019 Preview #1
Summary: In this episode we hear from a few of our featured speakers at the upcoming OAME 2019 conference in Ottawa. We’ll hear a brief preview from Lisa Lunney-Borden who speaks of her work with indigenous communities, Jules Bonin-Ducharme talking about his journey as a math facilitator (in French), Graham Fletcher speaks about how to teaching at the edge of understanding and at the speed of learning and Eli Luberoff speaking on how Desmos helps to knock down barriers with technology.
Lisa’s work can be found on her site http://showmeyourmath.ca/ and is on Twitter at @LLB_315. Jules blogs at https://jboninducharme.wordpress.com/ and is on Twitter at @jboninducharme. Graham’s work is housed at https://gfletchy.com/ and is on Twitter at @gfletchy. Eli’s company is at https://www.desmos.com/ and is on Twitter at @eluberoff
OAME 2018 Session Description: One of the biggest myths is that mathematics is all about computation. John Allen Paulos wrote in his book Innumeracy, “... mathematics has as much to do with computation as writing has to do with typing.” Yet, school mathematics continues to focus heavily on computation and arithmetic and not nearly enough on critical thinking and problem-solving. The mathematical expectations and processes that we expect students to acquire and apply depend directly on mathematics instruction and curriculum that expose students to mathematics as a way of thinking and solving problems.(Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate)
Live Webinar: Feb. 13th, 2019, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast notes: Recorded January 2019. Fawn mentioned Francis Su and the idea of helping kids seek truth and beauty. Here is a short talk where he talks about that idea. Fawn teaches out of Somis, California. Her public projects can be found at http://www.visualpatterns.org/ where her and many others have shared almost 300 visual patterns, http://www.mathtalks.net/ where she shares conversations that she has had with her students and her latest site http://www.between2numbers.com/ where she has sets of two things that she juxtaposes and asks for students to make some estimations about them. She blogs at http://fawnnguyen.com/ . Shout outs on this episode to Amy Lin (@amylin1962), Mary Bourassa (@MaryBourassa), Sheri Walker (@SheriWalker72) and Jules Bonin-Ducharme (@jboninducharme).
OAME 2018 Session Description: Teaching to the expectations is the job of every Ontario teachers. But it's not always obvious what "meat" to put on the expectation's "bones". We'll look at expectations in K - 8 and see how we can be more intentional with the math ideas that should come out teaching toward those expectations by choosing better learning goals and better consolidating the problems students work on. (Audience: Primary, Junior, Intermediate)
Live Webinar: Jan 9th, 2019, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast Notes: Recorded Dec. 2018. Marian’s work and ideas can be found on her site onetwoinfinity.ca and her more recent work includes MathUp and the soon to be published Math that Matters: Targeted Assessment and Feedback for Grades 3 - 8 (https://www.tcpress.com/marian-small )
OAME 2018 Session Description: What makes a memorable math moment? Is it a real world task? Is it relevant to your students? Is it media-rich or delivered in 3 acts? While many professional development sessions focus on a specific component of an effective math lesson, Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce will model what they believe to be the three key components of an effective mathematics lesson: sparking student curiosity, fuelling their Sense making and igniting your next steps. Join them as they lead a task to break each component down and then build it all back up to create a memorable math moment. (Audience: Junior, Intermediate, Senior)
Podcast notes: Recorded August 2018. At the time of this recording Kyle and Jon were just getting ready to launch their online course and free four-part video series. That can be found at http://makemathmoments.com/
Kyle’s blog: https://tapintoteenminds.com
Jon’s blog: http://mrorr-isageek.com/