Portland, OR

Oct. 12 - 14

 

 

BOOTH

MOEMS Booth

PERSONNEL
Nicholas J. Restivo Dorothy Hess Dennis Mulhearn
DAY/DATE
Thur. - Sat. Oct. 12 - 14

 

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

MINI COURSE
GRADES
4 - 10
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thurs. Oct. 12 1:00 - 4:00 pm
TITLE
Building Boxes for Mathematical Success
DESCRIPTION

Participants transform greeting cards into boxes for delivering an in-depth understanding of the relationships among perimeter, area, and volume. Give students a better understanding of geometry terms and the nuances of definitions involved with polygons, especially quadrilaterals. Ratios and proportions are explored and used.

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

MINI COURSE
GRADES
4 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thurs. Oct. 12 1:00 - 4:00 pm
TITLE
My Favorite Math Contest Problems
DESCRIPTION

Challenge young minds with rich classic problems. Deeped and strengthen their understanding of math while exciting their imagination and empowering them through discovery and collaboration.

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

GRADES
4 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Fri. Oct. 13 1:15 - 2:45 pm
TITLE
Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
DESCRIPTION

Start with a cube or a pile of cubes. Stack them, count them, paint them, and you'll do some real math. A dozen 5-minutte cube problems provide a fresh approach to problem solving. Take these and 50 additional problems back with you.

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES
6 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Fri. Oct. 13 3:30 - 4:30 pm
TITLE
Building Success in Problem Solving
DESCRIPTION
Real problems must be challenging, have multiple solution paths, and lead students to a better understanding of math concepts. Using such strategies as drawing a picture, making a list, using patterns, and guessing and checking, participants will discover ways for students to become better problem solvers.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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: