Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle events at NATM Conference

Math Teachers Circle at NATM in 2013
Math Teachers Circle at NATM in 2013

Attention elementary through high school math teachers and educators:

Make plans now to attend the NATM Fall Conference, September 29, 2014 in Kearney (visit

Then make plans to arrive a little early. The evening of Sunday, Sept. 28, the
will hold two meetings at the Holiday Inn Convention Center: one for teachers of grades 6-12, another for K-5 teachers. All are welcome. Dinner will be provided, so come hungry!

WHEN: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.
(Doors will open at 5:30 for munchies and mingling with fellow math teachers.)

WHERE: The Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, NE

“How Long and How Much? A model for teaching time and money."
Nora Robinson (Kimball Elementary School) and Kathy Vandamme (ESU 13)
Learning--and teaching--elapsed time and money concepts can be a challenge. We will explore a fun, hands-on model to present both of these mathematical concepts. This same model can easily be adapted for multiple grade levels, allowing students to use a familiar process as they move along math trajectories.

“Trains and Integer Partitions: How many ways can you add numbers that sum to n?”
Katie Soto (Grand Island Public Schools), Jessica Thompson (Superior Public Schools), and Lauren Keough, (graduate student, UNL Math Department)
We know there is only one way to write 28 as a product of primes, but how many ways are there to write 28 as a sum of other whole numbers? We will explore this idea and use pictures called Young diagrams and Ferrers diagrams to make interesting discoveries.