2017 MEAD Session Descriptions

MEAD Sessions 2017

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    2017 Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day
    Saturday, January 21 Conference Sessions

    Pre-registration for sessions will close as of 5:00 PM, Monday, January 05, 2017 so that materials can be prepared.

    Those who have not selected sessions by that time will be able to select their sessions at the conference beginning at 7:15 AM on a first-come, first-served basis.

    There are three session time slots. Choose 1 session from each group.


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    Session 1 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 8:00 - 9:10 AM (70 minutes)

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    Common Core vs The Rest of the World



    General Interest

    Linde Mohr, Buena High School

    What happened in Hamburg? 3000 educators from 92 countries met at the 2016 International Congress on Mathematical Education to swap stories and share strategies. Hear what colleagues from Australia, Germany, England and Japan have to offer. Learn why a professor from New Zealand thinks that tracking students violates their human rights.
    I can offer several great resource tips, a tiny bit of name dropping, and interesting insights into what is going on in Common-Core-Free Countries.

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    This session is full. The Neuroscience of Productive Struggle and Deep Learning



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    Brandon Smith, MIND Research Institute

    When math education moves beyond how and into why, you hear it happening. “Oh, now I get it.” “Yes!” This is the sound of deeper engagement, thought and learning. How do you get there? In this session, we share insights on how our brains learn and how to create active learning environments that encourage deeper learning and foster student success.

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    Walk the line - A Teachers' Circle Session


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    Lidia Mrad and Gabriela Jaramillo, University of Arizona


    The Tucson Teachers’ Circle brings together both teachers and university faculty members who meet one evening a month to engage in problem solving related to the night’s theme. Middle school and high school mathematics teachers who are interested in exploring engaging, accessible topics in mathematics and who strive to incorporate a problem solving approach in their classrooms are encouraged to participate. The current facilitators of the Circle will introduce the program then demonstrate a few activities that participants in the monthly events can expect to engage in.


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    Welcome and Come On In! Building a Successful Parent Math Night!


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    Rick Ramsey and Christina Grossman, MAPPS, University of Arizona



    A Parent Math Night can be great for the school or it can be a real bust. This workshop will walk participants through the steps necessary to conduct a successful Parent Night, which will boost parents' confidence in the school itself, in the teachers, and in the school's math program. Participants will leave the workshop with a possible plan for the Math Night that contains ideas built around the strengths that their schools can offer to parents. The plan can then be modified at the site level until the Parent Math Night becomes a reality.

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    NEW Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards - Now What?



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    Suzi Mast & Tracy Fazio, Arizona Department of Education

    The Arizona State Board of Education just recently approved the Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards. Come to this session to learn about the new Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards and what the proposed timeline for implementation might be. The Arizona Department of Education will be continuing to work with K-12 educators to create support documents to assist with implementation of the new standards. Come to this session to provide input on what type of support documents teachers would like to receive from the ADE.

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    K-2 Centers for Building Number Sense



    Grades K-2

    Erika Genis & Bethany Jameson, Amphitheater USD


    Teaching primary students to be fluid and flexible with numbers can be a challenge! Come participate in 6 different math centers to help students build their number sense and fluency skills. These centers can be easily differentiated, and we will provide suggestions on how to do this. The best part, these center activities can be used and played over and over again. Participants will leave with a link to download our PDF with all of the center print resources.


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    Making Math Make Sense: Hands-On & Minds-On Addition and Subtraction Strategies


    Grades K-2

    Kimberly Rimbey, KP Mathematics & Buckeye Elementary SD


    Are you looking for ideas to help your students "use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction" rather than the standard algorithms? Then this hands-on session is for you! We will explore addition/subtraction progressions that include a variety of representations for all K-2 levels while examining student work in a problem-solving context.

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    Solving Problems? No Problem!



    Grades K-2

    Robin Jones, Gilbert USD

    Problem Solving often becomes an operation guessing game for students. Learn how to assist your students in becoming independent in solving word problems using a simple structure and key models. Learn how to empower your K-2 students to make problem solving engaging and fun!

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    Bringing ALL Students, Including ELLs, up to Grade Level



    Grades K-5, Teacher Educators

    Jim Ewing, Stephen F. Austin State University

    The Common Core! ELLs! Rigor for all! Feeling lost? Come experience this session and get some answers and motivation. I was an elementary teacher working with ELLs for 25 years and have recently been trained by Eric Jensen to give impactful workshops. I will offer you strategies to allow all students access to rigorous content while developing their language at the same time.

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    This session is full. Playing Games to Develop Mathematical Thinking Skills



    Grades K-5


    DaNel Hogan, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent


    From attributes and values that drive the identification of similarities and differences to the basics of computational thinking, learn how to use #STEMontheCheap game hacks to engage elementary school students. We will specifically be hacking the games Quarto and Qwirkle. We will also explore attributes and values through fun game called Boolean People. Each participant will take home games and ideas that can be used in the classroom immediately. Join us for this STEMAZing session!

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    Smarter Together: Designing Terrific Tasks




    Grades 3-5

    Marcy Wood, University of Arizona, College Of Education

    A well-designed task is an essential piece of an engaging mathematics lesson. In this session, we will explore several features of mathematics tasks that can support each of your students in taking up challenging mathematics. We will especially consider how to support your struggling students while also pushing your strong students.

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    This session has been cancelled. Let's go Shopping! - Engaging Mall Simulation



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    Division Mission: Developing a Deep Understanding of Division



    Grades 3-5

    Barbara Boschmans, Northern Arizona University


    Join me to explore division models and learn how these models will develop a deeper understanding of division. We will use manipulatives and technology. We will start with whole numbers and learn how the division models carry into work with fractions and decimals, and we will also spend time interpreting remainders in applications.

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    Play Math!


    Grades 3-5

    Becky Howell, Pima Elementary, Thatcher


    Let's be honest, kids LOVE to play. They'd rather play than do most anything else. Why not incorporate what they love doing into your math instruction?
    Come fill your bag of tricks with activities that will not only keep your children entertained and engaged,
    but also help them learn important mathematical concepts.

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    Building Fractions using Pattern Blocks



    Grades 3-5

    Terri Kurz, Arizona State University

    Fractions are sometimes difficult for students to understand. In this session, participants will use pattern blocks to learn how to add, subtract,
    multiply and divide with an emphasis on sense making and understanding (and not just computation). One of the beneficial features of learning fractions
    using pattern blocks is that the whole can be redefined, extending the use of the tools to a variety of tasks. Several fractional pattern block puzzles
    will also be explored.


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    This session is full. Easy STEM Kits for the Classroom


    Grades 3-8


    Kimberly Dugdale and Susan Rodriguez, St. Johns USD


    STEM engineering projects are engaging, motivating, differentiated and they encourage students to think critically. One of the challenges for teachers, though, is that they often require materials that probably aren’t on the supply list. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do with items found at Dollar Tree or other discount stores. This workshop will give teachers ideas on how to build STEM kits and then use them in their classrooms.


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    Origami is Math in Action


    Grades 3-8



    Stephanie Rojas and M. Craig


    Transforming colorful squares into units that join together to create a single geometric origami model: perhaps this represents your class and the ways that you combine the personalities of the students to unify yourselves as a whole. In Origami is Math in Action we invite you to share your ideas on the topics of creating balance in your life, overcoming obstacles in new situations, and communicating within your classroom. Putting the paper units together to achieve the desired goal, which could be a modular origami wheel, a cube, or a spiral, will challenge you and inspire you to ask questions, to work with your team, and to take what you learn back to your students. Your students will be eager to engage in this, timeless, hands-on, activity that requires only a sheet of paper.


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    Dividing by Fractions: What Does It Mean to Split Something into 9/4 Groups?

    Grades 3-8


    Matthew Weber, Arizona State University and Amie Pierone Scottsdale Community College


    Division with fractions is often meaningfully accomplished using the "how many groups" model; for example, how many groups of 9/4 make 7/2? In this session, we will explore the "how much in each group" model; for example, how much is in each group if 7/2 of something is split into 9/4 groups? Attendees will gain experience with this way of thinking and will discover how it provides a foundation for understanding unit rates, proportions, and division algorithms.

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    Making Number Talks Matter for Middle School

    Grades 6-8


    Ryann Cagle, Freedom Elementary


    Mental math is a powerful tool that often gets overlooked in middle school. Engaging middle school students in daily number talks provide students with opportunities to think flexibly, develop efficient problem solving strategies and solutions and think deeply about mathematical content. When the paper and pencil is taken away from students, the real magic happens!

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    Having Fun with Patterns & Functions


    Grades 6-8

    Betsy Mays, Paradise Valley USD



    Participants will experience a progressively paced set of fun, interactive and hands
    on activities that can be used either as stand alone lessons or as an excellent
    introductory unit into linear functions. Students will discover the
    interconnectedness between a visual pattern, a T-table, a graph, and a formula.
    After these lessons, students will be proficient at using both T-tables and a graphs for problem solving. Best of all, your students will develop an awareness of the symbolic world of algebra while becoming adept at working with it.

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    Differentiating math for students with disabilities: Ensuring a path for all students to reach AzCCRS



    Grades 6-12

    Harold Campbell and Amy McDonald, Arizona Department of Education


    Differentiating math is discussed in many texts and teachers realize the need for it. What they lack is the practical applications needed to effectively administer this skill in the classroom. In this session, participants will learn techniques and skills that will be relevant and immediately applicable.

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    Tip and Tricks for the TI-84 Plus CE


    Grades 9-12

    Kim Thomas and Veronica Carlson, Moon Valley High School, Glendale Union High School District


    The TI-84 has had a few updates in recent years. The 84 family generally all share the same features, but there are some new things you can do with the calculators that have color screens. This is a session full of tips and tricks of calculator use in the classroom including using the TI SMARTView emulator.


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    We Like to Move It, Move It!



    Grades 6-12

    Heidi Sweet and Jennifer Thompson, Flowing Wells Jr High


    Come and participate in 3 different styles of in-class learning activities that foster student participation, engagement, and conversation in your mathematics classroom. We will provide both an opportunity to participate in a short example of each type and ways to differentiate for all learning levels. Each of the techniques involve high student participation and motivation while allowing the students to incorporate some movement to help increase cognitive abilities. Materials will be provided.


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    This session has been cancelled. Every Secondary Math Learner







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    CTE Math & Geometry


    Grades 9-12

    Marc Acker, North Canyon High School


    Matching key concepts and lessons: This program offers an emphasis on industrial Geometry concepts embedded in Industrial Arts programs (Advanced Woods, Advanced Welding, & Advanced Automotive Technologies)



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    I Heart Desmos: More Than Just a Calculator


    Grades 9-12

    Greg Epstein, Flowing Wells High School

    Desmos is the mathematics graphing tool of the future! Desmos runs on smartphones and computers with no installation required. Learn how to easily administer self paced lessons, create interactive quizzes, and play fun customized games all using Desmos.



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    STEMming The Zombie Rush


    Grades 9-12



    Judy Hicks, TI Consultant



    Use the popularity of Zombies to make STEM become "un-dead" in your math or science classroom! By making use of pop culture trends, the levels of engagement and interest can be raised in our classrooms. Once the seriousness of this Zombie Apocalypse has been established, attempts will be made to cure the curse of Zombies.


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    Math Court: Separating Algebraic Fact from Fiction



    Grades 9-12

    Cody Patterson, The University of Texas at San Antonio


    When we solve an equation, each step of the process is a logical statement about values of expressions. But what are these statements actually saying, and how do they relate to each other? In this session, we'll do an activity that develops the idea of equations as logical statements and can help us understand why some equation-solving processes lead to extraneous solutions. Along the way, we'll practice building mathematical arguments, have some fun debates, and learn that the conventions of high school algebra are not always as clear as they seem.


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    Hanging Mobiles


    Grades 9-12

    Sierra Hoff, Tucson Magnet High School; Tucson Unified School District



    This is a project that allows students use a variety of math skills to build a hanging mobile. There will be an introduction to the project, time for questions, and supplies with plenty of time to get started building your own hanging mobile.


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    Calculus: Think GRAPHICALLY first!



    Grades 11 through Community College

    Bruce MacMillan, University of Arizona



    In this session we will discuss how many of the important calculus concepts and properties can be developed and discovered using a graphical approach.  This will also help to remove the “abstractness” of these concepts, and allow them to become visual for your students.  Bring your graphing calculator!



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    Performing Statistical Tests with SPSS, Excel, and VassarStats


    Grades 9-12


    Amanda Ross, A. A. Ross Consulting and Research, LLC



    This session will introduce basic statistical tests, including regression and ANOVA, and show how to perform these tests, using SPSS, Excel, and VassarStats. Information on types of variables required, underlying assumptions, and key results to extrapolate, when determining statistical significance and writing APA style results sections and tables and figures, will be presented. The session will also discuss types of statistical tests, best fitted to different research designs and variables involved.


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    Session 2 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 9:25 - 10:35 AM (70 minutes)

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    Moving From a Passive to an Active Classroom



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    Jami Koustik, Carnegie Learning; and Erika Genis, Amphitheater USD


    Effective Instruction: Creating a Rich Math Experience
    How can students go beyond memorization to build deep conceptual understanding of mathematics? We'll highlight a learner-centered approach that engages students with various problem types and strategies to help them access prior knowledge and make connections.

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    NEW Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards - Now What?



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    Suzi Mast & Tracy Fazio, Arizona Department of Education

    The Arizona State Board of Education just recently approved the Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards. Come to this session to learn about the new Arizona K-12 Mathematics Standards and what the proposed timeline for implementation might be. The Arizona Department of Education will be continuing to work with K-12 educators to create support documents to assist with implementation of the new standards. Come to this session to provide input on what type of support documents teachers would like to receive from the ADE.


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    This session is full. Growth Mindset and Grit in the Classroom



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    Melissa Lundquist; Galveston Elementary, Chandler USD

    This presentation will present participants with ways that they can use growth mindset and grit in their schools. It will show them how to foster positive learning environments and equitable classrooms for all students, while developing confident and capable learners. Participants will learn the characteristics of both fixed and growth mindsets, as well as how to instill growth attributes in students of all ages. Strategies will be given to help promote growth mindset and grit within the classroom.


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    Cross-Class Connections


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    Brenae Bailey, University of Arizona

    This session will provide a forum for you to share your math teaching experience with peers at all grade levels in order to develop
    a better view of the "big picture" of mathematics in education. We will discuss questions such as:
    What math topics do students study in, say, 4th grade? How do these topics build on what they learned in 1st grade?
    How do they connect to algebra, geometry, and calculus? What do the standards for mathematical practice look like at each grade
    level? Understanding where your students are coming from and where they are going mathematically can help with student motivation,
    engagement, and differentiated instruction.

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    Encouraging Your Students to Argue About Math

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    Matt Collins, Catalina Foothills High School


    The purpose of this session is to provide strategies to help students practice developing arguments and justifying why they answer questions the way they do.
    Strategies discussed will include "Which One Doesn't Belong", "Open Middle" problems, and developing patterns through a sequence of
    images. This session will provide ideas useful for all grades, from elementary through high school, and, when used in the classroom,
    can show our students that just because they interpret the question differently than their classmate,
    that does not mean somebody is wrong.


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    Kahoot!: Making Math Learning AWESOME!


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    Christen McCracken, Colonel Smith Middle School


    Do you dream of one day hearing your students actually ASK to do formative assessments in your math class?! Then this session is for YOU! You will be introduced to a FREE web-based learning program, Kahoot!,
    that engages students, allows independent and cooperative quizzes, and provides important data for teachers. Learn how to use and create your own Kahoot as well as gain access to the thousands teacher created quizzes!
    This session will benefit teachers with only a FEW or 1:1 iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks.

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    This session has been cancelled. Exploring the Math Together: Giving Kids a Jumpstart in Mathematics before Kindergarten and Getting Excited to Learn!





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    Ants, Elephants, Bees, and Bugs, Oh My!



    Grades K-2

    Mary Knuck, Transformative Teaching and Learning


    What do ants, elephants, bees, and bugs have in common? Come and explore measurement tasks based on real life problems important to K-2 students. What are the critical knowledge and skills related to measurement that students need to
    understand thoroughly and apply flexibly? We will engage in instructional strategies and discussions which will give you a roadmap for igniting your students' learning!


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    Ten is My Friend: Ten Ways to Master Ten



    Grades K-2

    Rachel McCoy, Casa Grande Elementary School District


    We live in a base-ten world, yet most often we don't focus on guiding our students to mastery of this most important number.
    Join me as I show you ten ways to practice making ten while teaching students that ten is their friend and how building this
    foundation can lead to math exploration, discovery, and deep mathematical thinking.


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    Teaching Economics and Algebraic Thinking through Click Clack Moo

    Grades K-5


    Deirdre Calhoun, Civano Community School, Vail USD


    Elementary students love to be read to, and their teachers love to read them. Why not use these same stories to teach economics? This session will help teachers integrate economics and math standards into a critical
    subject they already teach: reading! Using the popular book "Click Clack Moo" I will cover economic concepts and definitions, and do algebraic thinking participatory lessons that are easily replicated in the classroom,
    and fun for students and teachers alike.


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    Mathemagic - Math Based Card Tricks and More



    Grades K-5

    DaNel Hogan, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent

    This STEMAZing session will teach you a couple of different mathemagic card tricks which you can use to impress your family and friends. The card tricks are based on simple mathematics and rely on the characteristics of a normal
    deck of cards. As a bonus, you will also learn how to play a game called 13 pennies which you can win EVERY time if you know the right strategy. A fun way to engage students to work on some basic math skills while also thinking of
    variations of the tricks and games. Every participant will get a deck of cards.


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    Every Elementary Math Learner



    Grades K-5

    Nanci Smith, Effective Classrooms Educational Consulting


    No one can enter a classroom for any length of time without recognizing how different students are. They are at different places in their learning, they learn in different ways, and they enjoy different activities in learning. What’s a teacher to do? How do you manage to reach each and every learner when they are all so different? This hands-on workshop will include:

  • How to recognize different students’ readiness, interest and learning profiles
  • Elementary mathematics lesson examples to demonstrate each area of differentiation
  • Instructional strategies to best reach individual students
  • Other related issues in reaching our diverse student population.
    Differentiation is the artistry of teaching. Come learn tips on how to make a difference in your students’ lives.


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    Smarter Together: Getting Everyone Engaged


    Grades K-5

    Marcy Wood, University of Arizona College of Education


    We frequently find that some of our students are reluctant to participate in mathematics while other students are overly eager, shouting out answers and taking over for others. In this presentation, we will explore reasons for these differences in engagement and try out strategies to help each of your students take up important mathematical challenges.

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    Marshmallow Shoot



    Grades 3-5

    Niki Tilicki, Wilson K-8, Amphitheater USD


    In this session, teachers will explore the math (and science) behind Angry Birds! They will create a lesson that will be ready for use immediately! The lesson will include measurement, data collection, probability, some angle classification, and a great deal of fun! (For more advanced learners, algebra concepts can be applied.


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    Mastering Math Facts With Easy Activities



    Grades 3-5

    Sherri Adler, www.SingaporeMathSupport.com


    All participants will be engaged in hands on activities to promote the mastery of math facts. Come learn some fun, and of course easy to implement, games that will take little or no time to prepare. You will leave with several engaging ideas to use in your classroom as soon as tomorrow.


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    The Big 2- Multiplication and Division Discoveries



    Grades 3-5

    Christine DeBono, Vail USD

    This session provides a framework of the progression of multiplication and division through the grade levels. Participants will apply a deep understanding of meanings of multiplication and division to strategies for basic facts, inverted and alternative algorithms for multiplication and division while making sense of the standard algorithms. Participants will take away new ideas for teaching multiplication and division for diverse learners across the various upper elementary grades.


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    Making Math Meaningful: Harmonizing Fractions and Decimals



    Grades 4-7

    Kimberley Rimbey, KP Mathematics; Buckeye Elementary SD



    Making sense of decimal concepts and operations requires strong connections between fractions and place value. Come explore decimal fraction multiplication using concrete and visual models, connected to written work, and grounded in problem solving.


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    Leaving KFC behind - a Unit Rate Approach to Division with Fractions



    Grades 3-8

    Chelsea McIntyre, Orange Grove Middle School


    The headlines on mathematics teachers' magazines implore us to abandon mnemonics like PEMDAS and "Keep Flip Change" and teach with a deep conceptual approach - come add another tool to your toolbox
    so you can accomplish this worthy goal! This session explores an approach to teaching division of fractions using concepts of unit rate, thus combining two sixth-grade standards that complement
    each other perfectly. Participants will learn to draw physical models that support the concept of division with fractions, as well as use concepts of unit rate to explain the algorithm of multiplying
    by the reciprocal when dividing. Focus on grades 5 - 7.

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    Using Manipulatives to Help Students be Successful with Algebra



    Grades 6-8


    Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Consolidated Schools



    Do your students struggle with algebraic concepts? See how your students benefit from a visual approach to algebra and learn how hands-on activities can help promote their understanding of algebraic concepts. Topics include integer operations, solving equations, polynomial expressions, graphing, and more!

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    Using Double Number Line Diagrams to Understand Rates



    Grades 6-8

    Cody Patterson, The University of Texas at San Antonio



    What does it mean to say that a baseball pitch travels 90 miles per hour, if a pitch never travels for one hour or for 90 miles? Come find out! One of the keys to understanding linear functions is a robust understanding of unit rates and rates of change. We'll learn about the double number line, a useful tool for reasoning about proportional relationships and understanding how we find and apply unit rates.


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    Where Do You Use MATH Outside School?



    Grades 6-8

    Nishaan Ponnuru, Jessy Forelli, Marvin Josue Portillo, Stephanie Johanna Lane, University of Arizona

    We will present some of the activities that we used in an after-school project to engage grade 7 students in doing mathematics with a critical eye. Our objective is to use mathematics as a tool for empowering learners to engage with the world outside the school and understand some of the issues in their everyday life. Proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking are the underlying mathematical topics in our activities.


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    TASKS----A "How-To" Guide


    Grades 6-12

    Cynthia Welling, G&M Consulting

    This session will explore how to incorporate tasks into your middle or high school classroom. Research shows that using real-world tasks increases student interest, motivation and understanding in their math class. Our new Arizona standards and assessment expect students to dive in and work through a task without any assistance. We will have fun while figuring out how that can be realistically done with the students in your classroom. "Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' POTENTIAL Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and INNOVATIVE TEACHING"

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    Teaching With a Twist: Using Rubik’s Cubes in the Classroom



    Grades 6-12

    Christina Loria, TAP, Tucson Unified School District


    Have you ever wanted to incorporate Rubik’s Cubes into your math lessons? Have you considered starting a Rubik’s Cube club at your school? Did you know you can borrow class sets of cubes to use in these endeavors? Did you know that you could borrow hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes at a time to build mosaic artwork? In this session, you will learn about how one TUSD math teacher has implemented the use of cubes with 7th through 12th graders and you will get some hands-on time with the Rubik’s Cube. This session is appropriate for all grade levels (K-12) and appropriate for all levels of cube proficiency.


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    Take Your Students from "Garden Variety" to Gauss


    Grades 6-12

    Ben Anderson and Kelly Kulp, Marana High School, Marana Unified School District



    In only 7 minutes a day, you can take your students from "Garden Variety" to Gauss. Using carefully chosen bellwork questions to foster student's intuition on number and quantity. Develop logical thinking skills through the lens of the Mathematical Practices.


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    It's Not SAT Test Prep. It's Effective Instruction


    Grades 8-12

    Frankie Sullivan, Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Arizona State University


    The redesigned SAT is used for many college admissions and possibly high school exit exams of the future. Instead of test preparation
    consider how current learning experiences aligned with mathematics Standards, Instructional Shifts, and Mathematical Practices prepare
    students for the redesigned SAT. When educators engage students with the depth and focus called for in the Standards students are being
    prepared for the SAT in K-12. In this session participants will analyze practice items from the redesigned SAT and discuss the implications
    and connections to classroom learning experiences that prepare students for the SAT. This includes the mathematics and literacy components
    of the SAT.

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    Algebra Tiles from Polynomial Multiplication to Factoring and Beyond

    Grades 9-12


    Sharon Rendon, CPM Educational Program



    Learn how to make factoring into a concrete visual experience for students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to show both algebraic multiplication and factoring. Diamond problems and generic rectangles will help move from the concrete to the abstract. Polynomial division will be shown using rectangles.


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    Two of Our Favorite Resources: TI-Nspire CX and Interactive Notebooks



    Grades 9-12

    Veronica Carlson and Kim Thomas, Moon Valley High School, Glendale Union High School District


    When teaching any mathematics course, it is important for students to be able to know and understand the mathematics being learned. Graphing calculators are amazing tools that help students visualize mathematical concepts which helps them to stay engaged and motivated for learning. The TI-Nspire CX allows students to view graphs in color and to link across multiple documents. One reason we use Interactive Notebooks is we want students to be able to use their notes as a reference guide. Keeping an Interactive Notebook is also a very tactile way of taking notes which means that there is a lot of hands on learning going on during class which keeps students involved and they have a better understanding of the math being learned each day.


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    Engage Struggling Learners Through Projects


    Grades 9-12

    Ewa Zakrocki and Laurie Douglass; Highland High School, Gilbert USD



    Wondering how to help struggling learning in applied mathematics and deeper thinking ? Come learn how to provide projects and cooperative learning activities to help motivate students learning in algebraic skills.


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    Colorful Algebra



    Grades 9-12

    Terri L. Kurz, Arizona State University


    In this session, participants will learn how to use color tiles to support secondary students’ visual representation of linear and quadratic patterns. This hands-on session will focus on physically building color tile patterns and then translating these physical representations into a table of values and linear and quadratic equations. Sense making of these patterns will be the primary emphasis of the tasks and explorations; students will be able to actually see how patterns connect to equations.


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    Functions: Translating the Essential Skills into Your Classroom



    Grades 9 through Community College

    Terry Crites, Northern Arizona University


    What are the concepts that every grades 9-14 teacher should know about functions? This presentation will address the ideas identified by the NCTM Essential Skills series, as well as give suggestions about how these skills can be incorporated into the classroom.


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    This session is full. Making Sense of Mathematics: Using the Brain to Enhance Learning


    Grades General Interest


    Jonathan Tullis, University of Arizona



    Ever wanted to improve retention? Ever wanted to comprehend math topics more deeply? Using evidence from cognitive and educational psychology, we will explore and experience pedagogies that math teachers can utilize to promote more efficient learning, better retention of knowledge, and appropriate transfer of learning knowledge to new situations. These practical recommendations may seem counter-intuitive, but they tap the innate strengths and bolster the inherent weaknesses of human brain systems, and therefore have been shown to improve students' ability to retrieve and apply information.

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    Tools for Development of Human Potential within Native American Communities.


    Grades General Interest


    Michael Little Crow & Uraiwan Pinthong, Scottsdale Community College & ASU Student



    This presentation will explore indigenous mathematical methods of learning used in various original societies. Activities which have brought about learning success by incorporating the languages and cultures of Native American peoples will be presented and explored through an interactive, hands-on presentation.
    Learning Outcomes
    Activities which build and develop cultural competence will be explored which includes: building a understanding of the rationale for cultural awareness and competence when teaching native students; historical and cultural norms within Indigenous societies; and methods of enhancing math instruction for Native students, including alternative instruction methods such as kinesthetic activities which connect learning to tribal norms and create a supportive learning environment.
    Focus on Math
    Participants will review and work through various lesson activities which will allow them to experience alternative methods of instruction which have been developed through decades of work which integrates Oral Traditions, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, community based consensus building, Local Wisdom, and Western Models of Academic research. An alternative pedagogy incorporating Human Development through building of morality and concentration ability will be incorporated throughout.


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    Empowering Students in a Growth Mindset Classroom



    General Interest

    Jami Koustik, Carnegie Learning



    Join us to learn about the research behind fixed and growth mindset and how teacher and student mindsets can impact student success in mathematics. We will also explore resources and strategies available to promote a growth mindset in the mathematics classroom.


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    What do the Most Recent TIMSS and PISA International Assessments Tell U.S. Mathematics Educators?



    General Interest

    John Dossey, University of Arizona

    This session will focus on what the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Programme of International Student Assessment) assessments of student performance and international comparisons have to say. The assessments provide comparative and trend results at Grades 4 and 8 in TIMSS, as well as the final year of secondary school advanced mathematics. PISA monitors 15-year-old students with more of a focus on mathematics literacy/problem solving. The differences in the assessments and their goals provide a base for different cuts of student performance across the 57 countries in TIMSS and 72 countries in PISA.


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    QR Codes and Mathematics

    Grades 3-12


    Christen McCracken, Colonel Smith Middle School

    Discover what exactly a QR code is, how to create one, and different methods to integrate this technology within your mathematics classroom.....and watch as your students become engaged! Great for teachers that have only ONE or 1:1 mobile devices in the classroom!


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    From 10 to 20: Why are the Teen Numbers So Difficult for Young Children?


    Grades preK-1


    Kimberly Rimbey, KP Mathematics; Buckeye Elementary School District


    In this hands-on session, you'll explore several games and activities that students will love while learning. We'll also dive deep into why teen numbers are so difficult for young children and what we, as teachers, need to know to help them succeed.


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    Using Number Talks to Develop Number Sense



    Grades K-2

    Heidi Aranda, Mathematics Coordinator, TUSD


    The Mathematical Practices will come alive in your classroom as you implement the routine of Number Talks. This session will illustrate the value of
    Number Talks as a tool for making sense of mathematics, developing efficient computation strategies, communicating reasoning, and proving solutions.
    Attendees will learn the key components of number talks and understand the importance of each.


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    Equal Sign Meanings: Assessing Algebra in Elementary School?


    Grades K-2

    Andrea Munoz, Casa Grande Elementary School District

    Gain a clear understanding of the equal sign and where it fits in the standards. In this session, observe student videos to see where misconceptions of the equal sign come from and then learn how to teach to clear them up.
    With these 3 strategies Andrea arms you with, your students will quickly develop into algebraic thinkers!

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    Let’s talk about Math: Parents and Teachers Talking and Doing Mathematics Together



    Grades 3-5


    Marta Civil, Fany Salazar, Jesús Acosta; University of Arizona


    In this presentation we will introduce a new project aimed at K-3 teachers and parents of K-3 children, including parents whose home language may not be English. How can we develop an authentic dialogue about mathematics between parents and teachers? We will share some activities that we have used to address this question. We will also provide some suggestions for how to develop mathematical dialogues between parents and teachers.


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    Using Manipulatives and Picture Books to Develop Number and Operations



    Grades K-5

    Kevin Dykema,Mattawan Consolidated Schools

    Discover how picture books and manipulatives can be integrated to lead to success with the number operations. See ways to make the concepts clearer for your students. You'll walk away with ideas that can be implemented into your classroom immediately! I'll share a variety of picture books that can be used to launch into manipulative-based math lessons to help students understand the concepts.


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    Real Live Projects for Teaching Perimeter and Area


    Grades 3-5

    Deirdre Calhoun, Civano Community School


    Curious about incorporating project based learning with your math lessons? I will demonstrate two PBL lessons for area and perimeter that will engage your students. In addition to teaching these math concepts, your students will experience working in teams, project management, working with "clients" by creating bids and presentations. During this session you will get the chance to outline a math PBL lesson that you can use with your students. PBL = high level engagement


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    Fraction Equivalency- Let me Find How Many Ways



    Grades 3-5

    Kristen Henninger, Peoria Unified School District #11


    Hands-on ways to visualize fractional equivalency is the key to this presentation. Students concretely learn about fractions, comparing them, and ultimately operating on them. Find out how using manipulates can help make fraction work easy...the way it should be!!


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    Math Isn't Only For Those With a "Math Brain!"



    Grades 3-5

    Mabel Rivera, Immaculate Heart School


    Gone are the days of making excuses for not understanding how math works. In this presentation you will learn how to make math accessible and meaningful to all learners and not only those who consider themselves to have a "math brain." Teachers will leave equipped with strategies and tools that can immediately be applied to their classroom practices. Sometimes all we need is to learn how restructure, engage, and to take ourselves out of the equation effectively in order to allow for students to reach beyond our goals. The presentation will refer to the 5E Instructional Model, and provide tools that can help support English-language learners.


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    This session is full.Every Student Can Be a Problem Solving Detective



    Grades 3-5

    Agi Post; Copper View Elementary, Sahuarita USD


    Does "more" always mean "add"? Students are often confused when trying to solve word problems. Teaching them a step-by-step close reading approach that involves finding the "action" of the problem, drawing a tape diagram to model the problem, and then using their tape diagram to guide their thinking of which operation to use is a great way to allow kids to become successful problem solvers. Differentiating instruction is possible by providing struggling students with pre-generated tape diagram templates, while having more advanced students write their own multi-step word problems to match a given complex tape diagram.


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    Area Model: A Picture of Multiplication


    Grades 3-5

    Aubrey Neihaus, University of Arizona



    In this session, we'll work on math problems together to explore the richness of the area model and how it is a visual representation of the distributive property. We'll begin by using the area model to help us think through partial products and identify how it gives a visual to the mechanics of the standard algorithm for multiplication. If time allows, we'll extend these ideas to help us visualize multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.

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    Placing Back the Value in Place Value: Teaching and Learning for Grades 3-5



    Grades 3-5

    Christina Grossman and Rick Ramsey; MAPPS, University of Arizona


    Is learning the concept of place value a little tricky for your students? Let us explore how the different placements of numbers changes their place value and be able to have fun at the same time! We will look at numbers in all of their forms: expanded, standard, word, and base ten. We will use graphic organizers, games, and activities galore! Come learn with us and bring it back to the classroom for your kids!


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    This session has been cancelled. Discourse, Reflection, and Analysis







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    Painting a Context for Meaningful Fraction Operations



    Grades 6-8


    Matthew Weber, Arizona State University and Amie Pierone Scottsdale Community College



    Attendees will engage in solving the Paint Problem, a rich task designed to contextualize operations with fractions. We will highlight the value of context in developing robust quantitative reasoning. We will also present data of teachers’ thinking on the Paint Problem and establish connections to the Common Core.


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    Individual Determination in the Math Classroom



    Grades 6-8

    Justin Powell and Leonel Villalobos; Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School, Sunnyside Unified School District


    We will be discussing note taking strategies, specifically the Cornell notes format, and how this can be successfully implemented in the classroom. We will be discussing researched based strategies that allow students to take ownership of their own education.


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    Using Tools Strategically: Algebra Tiles—Not Just for Factoring



    Grades 6-12

    Sharon Rendon, CPM Educational Program


    Learn how to use algebra tiles to transform expressions into a concrete visual experience for your students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to show area and perimeter, combining like terms, evaluating expressions, writing equations, the distributive property, and solving equations.


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    To Think Like a Mathematician



    Grades 6 through Community College


    Madhav Kaushish, University of Arizona



    In Primary School, our conception of mathematics is:
    (1) math as calculation.
    This slowly morphs into:
    (2) math as following procedures to arrive at the result our teacher wants.
    We are then given the freedom to
    (3) choose between different procedures and figure out which one suits the particular problem.
    This is basically all the exposure high school students have had to math (apart from some bit of highly structured proofs in geometry), and this continues through early undergraduate courses. It is only from mid to upper-level undergraduate courses and up that students are expected to
    (4) prove given statements/solve problems (with justification) within a particular mathematical theory.
    Even a math major at the undergraduate level may never have seen
    (5) mathematics as coming up with and proving conjectures within a theory.
    It is almost certain that the same undergraduate math major would have never
    (6) come up with a mathematical theory.

    The session will focus, through examples of classroom tasks, on how to get every student to at least engage with (4), (5), and (6), even if they don’t end up becoming mathematicians. While I consider it self-evident that this would be a good thing, I might (if time permits) attempt to justify that assertion. If we consider (4), (5), and (6) to be the essence of mathematical thinking, again if time permits, I would like to broaden the discussion to scientific thinking, including observational and theoretical science. It can, in fact, be even further expanded to include philosophical thinking, covering conceptual clarification, ethics, and aesthetics; however, I will not go into these areas in the session.


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    This session is full. What Does Student Engagement Look Like in Math Class?




    Grades 6-12

    Melinda Escarcega, Buena High School


    Break from the tradition of 1. lecture, 2.guided practice (1-15 in the text, and 3. homework, 16-30)! Give your students lots of practice prior to homework so they have success quicker. Use different strategies to get students talking and working in math class.


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    Exploring Euler


    Grades 6 through Community College

    Brenae Bailey, University of Arizona


    Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. In this session, you will discover one of his famous results involving polyhedra. From there we will explore extensions that even Euler may not have thought of. This session is all about playing with number patterns. It will be accessible to teachers at all levels. The topic can be easily adapted as a project for middle school and high school students in either algebra or geometry.


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    Activities to Get Your Students Riled Up


    Grade 6-12

    Brian Beaudrie, Northern Arizona University



    Quantitatively literate citizens need to know more than formulas and equations. They need a predisposition to look at the world through mathematical eyes...Quantitative literacy empowers people by giving them tools to think for themselves, to ask intelligent questions of experts, and to confront authority confidently. These are skills required to thrive in the modern world”
    This quote, from Dr. Lynn Steen, explains the value of being quantitatively literate. This session will present several activities that help explain and develop quantitative literacy. Many of these activities are pulled from the real world, and once students understand the mathematics behind them, they may indeed get riled up! But this is a good thing, as they will understand something about the world that they previously did not, because they grasp the mathematics of the situation. They will begin to truly understand why “mathematics is power.”


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    Slippery Slopes – Assessing and Strengthening Students’ Understanding of Slope



    Grades 6-12

    Betty Gasque



    Why do students sometimes experience difficulties when asked to identify or interpret slope? Explore assessment items based on research that identified common student misconceptions related to slope. Then, experience activities (some using the TI-Nspire™) designed to engage students and to strengthen their understanding of slope as a rate of change.


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    Rising to the Challenge


    Grades 9-12


    Marylin Bunger, Desert Ridge High School



    This session will include modeling of various challenging activities that students can do in small groups or pairs. The student-centered activities will be timed, include ringing a bell to signal movement and awarding "smarties" for those who succeed. These rigorous and standards based lessons can be utilized in many levels including Algebra I, Advanced Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus. Several take away activity sets will be available. The focus is on engaging students in an interactive culminating activity for topics including: solving linear systems, describing/graphing polynomial functions, unwrapping/graphing/rational functions, and mastering various integration methods/strategies.


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    Selecting or Arranging? Unmasking Counting Techniques


    Grade 8-Community College

    Patrick Kimani, Glendale Community College



    Counting techniques are historically difficult for students to understand, with most students relying on formulas that they do not understand. Yet without mature counting techniques, it is impossible to do probability. Participants will be engaged in solving a counting problems, exploring the mathematics within, and, discussing implications for teaching counting.


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    Don't Reinvent The Wheel - Improve On It!


    Grades 9-12

    Dan Kennedy, Rincon High School; Tucson Unified School District



    With readily available TI Nspire Teacher Software, teachers can access a growing pool of available engaging, dynamic, and interactive files for an increasing variety of math and science topics. These files can be used in conjunction with or without the TI Nspire handhelds for students. Come and explore what is ready to go and just waiting to be opened by you and your students.


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