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Programming begins each morning at 8:15 am sharp, ending at 4:30 pm on Friday, followed by a social hour from 5:00 - 6:30 pm; and ends at 4:15 pm on Saturday.

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Friday, February 19 • 11:25am - 12:10pm
Reinforcing through Stories FILLING

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Attending last year's MidSchoolMath National Conference, featuring Dan Meyer and teachers using story to support math, provided a paradigm shift for myself in approaching math lessons.

In this session, I'll share how I began to utilize "short" stories to reinforce basic math skill concepts. These included Pythagorean Theorem, integers, area & volume, solving equations, and converting between percent / decimal and fraction.

I quickly found success using this format to provide high engagement with students in addition to strengthening their understandings. Students conclude each session with an activity that provided practice to reinforce their understanding of the process.

I'll share how you you can leave MidSchoolMath with the confidence you need to move forward and incorporate stories into your lessons - just start small and build on your efforts! I'll also highlight the impact these stories have on students, especially in helping to drastically increase student engagement and rigor.

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James Babinec

Title One Math 7-8, West Middle School
My name is James Babinec. I am an 18 year veteran teacher with experience in grades 5-8. I have taught in Arizona, Wisconsin and currently in Liberal Kansas. My present role is teaching Title One Math for grades 7-8 along with a 7th Grade Math class.

Troy McCarter

Assistant Principal, Liberal USD 480
I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Abilene Christian University (Go Wildcats!). I then taught 3 years of 8th grade math in Guthrie , Oklahoma. My wife and I decided to return home in 1998 where I began teaching 8th grade math at West Middle School.  In 2006... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 11:25am - 12:10pm MST
Sweeney B Santa Fe Community Convention Center