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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 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Art of Math Reflections

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Limited Capacity seats available

By shifting our focus on teaching students what to learn, we need to look deeper into how they learn. Technology such as computers, phones, and video games are everywhere! Students love to draw, doodle, and sketch on their notes, assignments, and even on tests. Mathematics and art have an amazing connection and teaching mathematics with art can be an excellent teaching strategy. Why not implement these resources into your curriculum and allow time and space for students to interact with technology and express themselves using individual art pieces in our mathematics classrooms?

I am currently using MidSchoolMath’s grade 6 game, Ko’s Journey, as the nucleus to drive instruction. This session will demonstrate how to incorporate technology and student generated art work to display individual understanding of mathematical concepts/problems and their connections to real-word applications. While playing Ko’s Journey, students grapple with solutions and create strategies for solving problems, engage in meaningful discussions with their peers, relate each lesson to real world applications, and create individual pieces of art to display what they learned based on a teacher generated rubric.  

Join me in my session to experience the integration of art and technology that I have found to be so beneficial.

BYODPlease bring a laptop with you to this session, if possible.

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Chris Hamilton

Math / Science Teacher, CrossRoads Alternative Program
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from New Mexico State University in 2001. Since graduation, I have inspected houses as an ASHI Certified Home Inspector, obtained my New Mexico GB-02 General Contractor License, and built 8 homes in Las Cruces, NM... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm MST
Grand Ballroom Santa Fe Community Convention Center