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Math vs. Mathematics: Using Desmos to Honor Student Thinking and Value Student Input

About This Webinar

Seymore Papert viewed mathematics as one of the great jewels of achievement of the human mind instead of what he called math - the boring stuff kids do in schools with putting in numbers. Technology can help create meaningful learning experiences that honor student thinking and value student input, similar to Papert's vision for mathematics. In contrast, it technology can also be used to have students do math by just putting in numbers. This presentation will show how Desmos can support teachers in implementing meaningful learning experiences.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 12

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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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).
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As a mathematics educator and researcher Kurt has spent his career engaging students with mathematics in innovative ways. Kurt is also passionate about providing opportunities for all students to express their individual brilliance. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Education from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Baylor University. Kurt has been a speaker at both the regional and national level including NCTM’s annual conference. His research interests included mathematics education, technology, equity and educational making or makerspaces.
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Global Math Department webinar platform hosts Math vs. Mathematics: Using Desmos to Honor Student Thinking and Value Student Input
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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