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Helping Students See How Graphs Work

About This Webinar

Students see graphs in their daily lives. Students interpret and create graphs in math classes. But, what do students think graphs represent? I share how we can guide students to see beyond what graphs look like, and help students to understand how graphs can represent relationships. We will explore an interactive graphing activity that I developed in collaboration with Dan Meyer and the Desmos team. Three key takeaways: How students think about task attributes matters; Focus students on the whole and the parts; Two graphs are better than one. Link to the Edutopia post: https://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-see-how-graphs-work

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 0fcc2d82db4f
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Webinar hosting presenter GMD Host Coordinator - Leigh Nataro
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I am a mother, wife and math teacher. I currently teach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and my favorite class to teach is statistics! This is my 27th year of teaching and I am a Desmos fellow and Desmos certified presenter. @mathteacher24 is my twitter handle and I blog at mathteacher24.blogspot.com. I have several tech related videos for stat and TI-NSpire at www.youtube.com/mathteacher24. Feel free to ask me questions about National Board Certification (renewed in 2015). I also enjoy singing, reading and staying fit using workouts from Beachbody (P90X3/TurboFire/21DFX).
Webinar hosting presenter Heather Johnson
math teacher educator
I study students’ math reasoning. I design tasks to provide students opportunities to expand their math reasoning. I teach teachers to grow their students’ math reasoning. I currently work at the University of Colorado Denver, as an associate professor of mathematics education. Before that, I spent 13 years teaching high school students in south central PA. Learn more about me at HthrLynnJ.com.

Webinar hosting presenter Jessica (@algebrainiac1)
I am an 8th Grade Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra and US History Public School Teacher (& tech geek) with two dogs. In my free time I coach, scrapbook and I am always looking for ways to improve my teaching & classroom environment.
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The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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