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The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends. Fun, immediately useful and interesting! We host a webinar each Tuesday evening at 9pm ET and post a podcasts of the presentations here. For more information or full video recordings, visit bigmarker.com/globalmathdept.

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The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends. Fun, immediately useful and interesting! We host a webinar each Tuesday evening at 9pm ET and post a podcasts of the presentations here. For more information or full video recordings, visit bigmarker.com/globalmathdept.

    Games and Routines for Building Number Sense and Fluency

    Games and Routines for Building Number Sense and Fluency

    Games and Routines for Building Number Sense and Fluency



    Presenter: Robyn May



    Date: May 4, 2021



    One of the biggest concerns teachers of mathematics have is that many students have little number sense and are not fluent in adding and subtracting. These skills are crucial to a student's future success in mathematics, so it's important to build a strong foundation in PreK - 2nd Grade. We will explore a medley of engaging math games and math routines that will have your students learning and having fun. Chances are - you'll have fun too!



    Recommended: PreK-2



    Hosted by: Jill Bemis



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Games-and-Routines-for-Building-Number-Sense-and-Fluency

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Why Kids Learn from Examples (and why other times they don’t)

    Why Kids Learn from Examples (and why other times they don’t)

    Why Kids Learn from Examples (and why other times they don't)



    Presenter: Michael Pershan



    Date: April 20 2021



    Why is it that sometimes students learn from the examples presented in class, and other times they don't? In this session we'll answer this question with ideas from research and classroom experiences. Here's the short version: when students think deeply about something, they're likely to learn from it. We'll discuss how to engineer this sort of deep thinking in practice.



    Recommended: K-12



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Why-Kids-Learn-from-Examples-and-why-other-times-they-don-t 

    • 58 min
    Public Math Pop-Up: Mathematize Your Kitchen

    Public Math Pop-Up: Mathematize Your Kitchen

    Public Math Pop-Up: Mathematize Your Kitchen



    Presenters: Chris Nho, Molly Daley, Christopher Danielson



    Date: April 6, 2021



    In this workshop we will dream up, design, and implement temporary place-based math provocations. Come with a desire to spark math curiosity in others; leave with ideas, inspiration, and tools to enact public math in your own community.



    Recommended: General Audience



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Public-Math-Pop-Up-Mathematize-Your-Kitchen

    • 54 min
    Demystifying Math with Numberless Word Problems

    Demystifying Math with Numberless Word Problems

    Demystifying Math with Numberless Word Problems



    Presenter: David Henson



    Date: March 30, 2021



    Where are the numbers? Numberless Word Problems provide an engaging way to leverage the student's natural curiosity in solving word problems. By dialing down the math, students can develop a resilient problem-solving strategy. This session will practice ways to bring these strategies to a hybrid environment. This session will provide synchronous and asynchronous resources for Numberless Word Problems. http://bit.ly/GMBNoNumbers



    Recommended Grade Level: 6-12



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Demystifying-Math-with-Numberless-Word-Problems

    • 57 min
    Making Student Thinking Visible: Replacing Math Tests with Math Chats in a Remote Learning Environment

    Making Student Thinking Visible: Replacing Math Tests with Math Chats in a Remote Learning Environment

    Making Student Thinking Visible: Replacing Math Tests with Math Chats in a Remote Learning Environment

    Presenter: Kristen Emmel

    Date: March 15, 2021

    Do you love a good number talk? What if we could make our math assessments less like a traditional test and more like a math chat? In this presentation we will investigate how to leverage technology to help us make our assessments match our classroom routines (even in a remote setting). Discover how Math Chats can provide students with the opportunity to make their thinking visible with multimedia responses. Watch how teachers can gain a deeper understanding of student misconceptions through dynamic interview-style assessments. During our time together we will look at sample tasks and student responses, discuss the power and flexibility of scoring assessments on a 1-point rubric, and how to use Math Chats as a progress monitoring tool.

    Recommended Grade Level: K - 6

    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Making-Student-Thinking-Visible-Replacing-Math-Tests-with-Math-Chats-in-a-Remote-Learning-Environment

    • 59 min
    “Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications” An Algebra 2 Alternative for Struggling Students – 3/2/21

    “Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications” An Algebra 2 Alternative for Struggling Students – 3/2/21

    "Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications" An Algebra 2 Alternative for Struggling Students



    Presenter: Dr. Robert Gerver



    Date: March 2, 2021



    Selected topics from Algebra 2, probability, statistics, trig, geometry and precalculus, all taught with an algebra 1 prerequisite, are used to cover banking, credit, mortgages, income taxes, auto insurance, investing, budgets, and much more. The perfect alternative to algebra 2 for a struggling student who would be set up for failure in algebra 2.



    Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12



    Hosted by: Rana Hafiz



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Advanced-Algebra-with-Financial-Applications-An-Algebra-2-Alternative-for-Struggling-Students

    • 55 min

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Shayrost ,

Great ideas!

I loved the turn and talk ideas about focusing on listening. So much great information!

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