Would You Attend This Sesion?

I’ve jumped through the yearly flaming-hoops-of-internet-peril that are the NCTM, and CMC websites to submit speaker proposals for two different talks. Luckily, tweeting has built up my editing-out-extraneous-characters muscles (but seriously, CMC-South: only 250 measly characters for a whole session description? I guess it’s 110 more than I should really need…)

NCTM:

Further Beyond Sudoku: Using Logic Puzzles to Develop Mathematical Reasoning

Logic puzzles are an engaging and accessible way to introduce students to deductive reasoning. Participants will break down the process of proof-writing, connect the rules of logic puzzles to axiomatic proof systems, make conjectures, write “because statements” & develop their ideas into simple proofs, modeling how to use these ideas with students.

As you might infer from the title, this one is a repeat/extension of the talk I gave two years ago in Philly.

CMC-North:

Telling Stories, Teaching Math

People love hearing stories. Harness elements of writing and the power of storytelling to engage students with mathematics. Who are the characters? What is the plot? How will the story end? Learn ways to design courses, units and individual lessons around the framework of narrative.

Gonna try again on this one–even though nobody seemed to care for it last year. I’ve tightened up the description. Perhaps this year the time will be right for this talk to make its debut. We’ll see.

CMC-South:

Telling Stories, Teaching Math

People love hearing stories. Harness elements of writing and the power of storytelling to engage students. Who are the characters? What is the plot? How will the story end? Learn to design courses, units and lessons around the framework of narrative.

That’s 250 characters on the nose!

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2 thoughts on “Would You Attend This Sesion?

  1. Gonna try again on this one–even though nobody seemed to care for it last year. Ha! This has been a mantra of mine as well. Its corollary is Not gonna do that one again—even though everybody seemed to like it.

    Also, the puzzle one was lovely in Philly. I will recommend v. 2.0 widely.

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