Presentations set for Math Teachers’ Circles in Kearney
This year’s NATM Fall Conference and Greater Nebraska Math Teachers’ Circle opening event will feature some top-notch presenters. Dan Meyer (of TED Talk fame) will lead plenary sessions at the conference, and faculty from UNL and Wayne State will lead Math Teachers’ Circle events for elementary mathematics teachers and secondary mathematics teachers, respectively.
The NATM Conference takes place on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Click here for the schedule: http://www.natmathematics.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NATM-2016-Final.pdf
To register for NATM, visit http://www.natmathematics.org/
The Greater Nebraska Math Teachers’ Circles (GNMTC) are events that include a dinner and a presentation about mathematics, especially designed to engage teachers, yet be applicable to the classroom. The event is FREE and will take place at the Holiday Inn the night before the conference. EVERYONE is welcome (whether or not you will be attending the conference).
Thursday, Sept, 8:
5:30 p.m. – Doors open
6:30 p.m. – Dinner served
7 p.m.– Presentations begin
ELEMENTARY TEACHER PRESENTATION
TITLE: Adventures in Coding: Connections with Elementary Mathematics
PRESENTERS: Dr. Amanda Thomas, Dept. of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, UNL, and McKenzie Nielsen, Pre-service Teacher, UNL
DESCRIPTION: It’s time to play! Explore a variety of tools and apps that engage even the youngest children in coding and game design. Then, engage in discussion to unpack the mathematical ideas embedded in the use of these technologies, and consider how they might fit in with your own classroom practice. (No coding experience needed!)
SECONDARY TEACHER PRESENTATION
TITLE: A Set of Moving Problems
PRESENTERS: Mathematics Department Faculty, Wayne State College
DESCRIPTION: 'Snapshots' of various types of motion will be shared, and participants will get out of their seats to describe what type of motion produced that snapshot and why. This presentation promises to be a truly moving experience!
For more information about GNTMC and photos from previous events, visit http://scimath.unl.edu/gnmtc