Portland, OR
Oct. 12  14
BOOTH

MOEMS Booth 

PERSONNEL

Nicholas J. Restivo  Dorothy Hess  Dennis Mulhearn 
DAY/DATE

Thur.  Sat.  Oct. 12  14 
SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn 
MINI COURSE  
GRADES/PLACE

4  8  Washington  
DAY/DATE/TIME

Thurs.  Oct. 12  9:00 am  12:00 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

Nicholas Restivo 
MINI COURSE  
GRADES/PLACE

4  10  Hayden  
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 indepth 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 

GRADES/PLACE

4  8  Pettygrove  
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 5minutte cube problems provide a fresh approach to problem solving. Take these and 50 additional problems back with you. 
SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo 

GRADES/PLACE

6  8  Clackamas  
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: 