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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Making Additive Thinking Accessible to All (K-3)
Students struggling in mathematical problem solving may be using inefficient counting strategies rather than additive strategies. During this session, we will explore a variety of additive strategies, ways of using manipulatives to develop deeper understanding, and strategies for moving from concrete to abstract representations. This session is made possible through a grant from Alberta Education.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Berg

Sandi Berg

Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant, Central Alberta Regional Consortium
Sandi Berg has taught every grade and almost every subject from K-12. As a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant at Central Alberta Regional Consortium, she is constantly increasing her repertoire of student centered activities that make connections with the world, develop... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1408 Red Deer College

9:00am

They Should Know This! - Math Remedies for Grades 4 to 8
Don't continue to do more of what hasn't work. Come and learn new math games and activities that have been effectively used to help students from a wide range of backgrounds understand and master basic math concepts. Participants will come away from the session with the knowledge, skills and understanding to implement what they learn in the session into their classrooms, easily and quickly.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1439 Red Deer College

9:00am

Thinking Inside The Box
Completing the square and quadratic formula - two topics that can baffle and scare students. Not any more! We will explore and play with "The Box Method" to discover "How To Do Absolutely Everything Thrown At You In High School Quadratics and Do So With Ease and Joy and No Memorization."

Speakers
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Warren Sembaliuk

Head of Mathematics, West Central High School
I graduated from the U of A in April 1994 with a major in mathematics and a minor in general science. I began teaching in a K-12 school in the town of Edgerton in East Central Alberta. I taught there for three years. In the summer of 1998 I moved to Rocky Mountain House. In September... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
2404 Red Deer College

10:45am

Mad About Fractions - Part TWO!
Fractions can be tough! But, with suitable models, solid questioning, and problem-solving, you won't end up with frustrated kids! Together, let's throw out the RULES, talk about common misunderstandings (and what we, as adults, do to perpetuate them), and build the skills to foster conceptual understanding of fractions. Walk away from this session with NEW activity ideas designed to stimulate!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Gannon

Jane Gannon

Owner/Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
I have been working in the education field of mathematics for over 17 years. My experience spans all four divisions, including classroom teaching, developing, writing, and editing mathematical resources for distance learning, teaching math at the University of Alberta in the Faculty... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
1437 Red Deer College

10:45am

Shake Up Your K-3 Math
Come and learn a variety of math games that use manipulatives commonly found in most homes, schools and "Dollar Stores". This fast-paced, highly engaging session will focus on many of the K-3 math concepts including number sense, place value, math facts and operations. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn. A detailed handout with gameboards and rules will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Margaret Parsons Theatre Red Deer College

12:30pm

a, b, c, d,... Math Assessment Done Differently!
Math assessment is all too often rigid both in what is expected and how it is expected to be demonstrated. Kids don't all think along a linear path, nor should they! However, for teachers who see upwards of 160 students per day, the marking demands are already overwhelming! Is there a way to get a better picture of what students know, without increasing marking time? What would this look like?

Speakers
avatar for Jane Gannon

Jane Gannon

Owner/Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
I have been working in the education field of mathematics for over 17 years. My experience spans all four divisions, including classroom teaching, developing, writing, and editing mathematical resources for distance learning, teaching math at the University of Alberta in the Faculty... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1437 Red Deer College

12:30pm

TGIF Math Games - Thank Goodness It's Fun!
New K to 6 Math Games and Old Favourites will be included in this fast-paced, highly engaging session. There's no math anxiety when it's fun! The games and activities use manipulatives easily found in most schools and homes making it quick and easy for participants to implement what they learned in the session. An extensive handout with strategies, gameboards and full rules will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Margaret Parsons Theatre Red Deer College

2:15pm

Technology in the Math Classroom | a look at Casio graphing calculators
Students across the province are beginning to try out Casio graphing calculators because of their user friendly operating system & affordable price. As teachers, it can be nerve wracking to see new models in our classroom. This talk takes a look at the models from the perspective of a teacher using them. Peter works with the models in his own classroom and provides support to other teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hill

Peter Hill

Teacher
Peter is a licensed minister, author, speaker, and teacher. During the school year, he teaches high school math in the city of Calgary. Outside of his teaching career, he is involved in the training, support, equipping & encouragement of an array of different leadership groups and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1328 Red Deer College