Greensboro, NC

Mar 5-7

 

 

BOOTH

MOEMS Booth

PERSONNEL
Nicholas J. Restivo Dorothy Hess
DAY/DATE
Sun.-Tue. Mar. 5-7

 

 

DOUBLE SESSION
SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
Middle School
DAY/DATE/TIME
Mon. Mar. 6 1:30 - 2:30 PM
TITLE
Construct a Box - Uncover and Discover Geometry (Part I)
DESCRIPTION
Transform greeting cards into boxes to discover and refine geometry concepts and definitions, make conjectures, and answer probing questions about parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and quadrilaterals. Utilize ratio, proportion, area, and volume to focus on the relationships among those concepts while participating in this highly interactive hands-on activity to bring back to your classroom. This activity transfers well for use in events outside of the regular classroom with parents alongside students.
SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
Middle School
DAY/DATE/TIME
Mon. Mar. 6 2:45-3:45 pm
TITLE
Construct a Box - Uncover and Discover Geometry (Part II)
DESCRIPTION

Transform greeting cards into boxes to discover and refine geometry concepts and definitions, make conjectures, and answer probing questions about parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and quadrilaterals. Utilize ratio, proportion, area, and volume to focus on the relationships among those concepts while participating in this highly interactive hands-on activity to bring back to your classroom. This activity transfers well for use in events outside of the regular classroom with parents alongside students.

 

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
Middle School
DAY/DATE/TIME
Tue. Mar. 7 9:40-10:40 am
TITLE
Engage, Ignite, and Empower Your Students to Solve REAL Problems
DESCRIPTION

Generate excitement for and interest in mathematical problem solving among your students. Energize and Enrich your curriculum by encouraging your students to take risks in problem solving while reminding them that a REAL problem is not the same as a practice exercise. Teachers will reduce the need to "cram" for any state's assessments by utilizing the methods and the types of questions discussed.

 

 

 

 


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: