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Thursday, February 23

9:00am MST

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."


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 MST
2404 Red Deer College

12:30pm MST

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?

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Jane Gannon

Owner/Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 20 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary levels. I currently teach grades 8 and 9 math, and I am a member of the Edmonton School Division Teacher Collaborative Committee on Math. Over the past 20 years, in addition to teaching in the... Read More →

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

2:15pm MST

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.

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Peter Hill

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 MST
1328 Red Deer College