Molloy College (Rockville Centre), NY

Jan 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
4 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thur. Jan 12 Sessions I or II
TITLE
#14: Don't Toss Those Holiday Greeting Cards ... Box 'Em
DESCRIPTION
Give your students a thorough understanding of geometry terms and the nuances of definitions involved with polygons, especially quadrilaterals. Transform old greeting cards into boxes while delivering a better understanding of the relationships among perimeter, area, and volume. .

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

GRADES
4 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thur. Jan 12 Sessions I or II
TITLE
#15: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
DESCRIPTION

A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work on a dozen classic problems. The setting may be geometric but many topics and concepts are involved including factors, combinatorics, volume, surface area, networks. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems.

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

GRADES
4 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thur. Jan 12 Sessions III or IV
TITLE
#40: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
DESCRIPTION

Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Choose the setting and content carefully and you can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with 20 of the best classic contest problems and together you will discover solutions that enrich understanding.

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
6 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thur. Jan 12 Sessions III or IV
TITLE
#47: You Think YOU Have Problems? Try These!
DESCRIPTION

Real problems must challenge appropriately, have multiple solution paths, and lead students to a better understanding of math concepts. Discover ways for your students to become better problem solvers while preparing them for any assessment they may encounter.

 

 

 

 


As an excellent source for many additional problems we highly recommend the following books:

For a text to teach math problem solving techniques, we recommend the classic: