Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Jan 11, 2018

 

 

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

GRADES/PLACE
6 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thurs. Jan 11
TITLE
Excite and Energize your Teaching of Area in the Middle School by Using Great Problems
DESCRIPTION

An effective tool to teach area in the Middle School can be found in math contests. Investigate and reinforce area concepts ny solving non-routine problems that allow for multiple solutions. The teaching of problem solving will be modelled as you contribute solutions. Leave withj these and over 25 additional problems.

 

SPEAKER

Dennis Mulhearn

GRADES/PLACE
4 - 6
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thurs. Jan 11
TITLE
Perfect Practice with PyraMath
DESCRIPTION

Would you like a game that can be sued in your class for painless practice of the basic arithmetic facts while encouraging your students to develop winning strategies and strengthen their math vocabulary? Warm up with some puzzles and then challenge your neighbor to play the card game PyraMath. Each participant will receive a set of PyraMath cards to take back to school. PyraMath can be used as a class activity, a small group activity, or evenin its solitaire form.

 

SPEAKER

Nicholas Restivo

GRADES/PLACE
5 - 8
DAY/DATE/TIME
Thurs. Jan 11
TITLE
Problems: Exciting, Energizing, and Enriching!
DESCRIPTION
Generate excitement among your students by modeling how to take risks in mathematical problem solving. Energize and enrich your curriculum by encouraging your students to dialogue with each other and reminding them that a REAL problem is not the same as a practice exercise. Through the use of problems with multiple solution paths, teachers will learn techniques that will help their students reduce the need to "cram" for assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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: