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    Tuesday, May 31, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    After spiraling courses for 5 years, I was lucky enough to hear Peter Liljedahl speak about Building Thinking Classrooms. With the energy of a young teenager I immediately implemented his ideas and never looked back. During this hour we will share...
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that high school mathematics needs to change. For far too long, math has not worked for far too many students. Math has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for mos...
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    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    I love a good story, more so, a data rich story. We live in a world of data…but do we always use it and use it effectively? As educators, data informs our practice but we are often plagued with the task of how to manage it, review it, and break i...
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    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Typical warm up problems in math class often take longer than expected. How do you invite students to join classroom thinking without taking a significant amount of class time? This presentation will show some ways to invite students to find patt...
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    Tuesday, May 3, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    In this presentation, we will present a few lessons that have been developed for a student-centered classroom. In these lessons, students work in small groups to experience the learning before the teacher formalizes the learning with definitions a...
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    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    As teachers, we want our lessons to leave a long-lasting impression on students. When we understand the psychology behind our memories, we can use that knowledge to design powerful moments for our students. According to Heath and Heath (2018) memo...
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    Tuesday, April 5, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Here we are, still perpetually caught in a purgatory none of us saw coming. Let’s talk about what really happens in classrooms, help each other to re-center our efforts, and explore actionable steps to embrace math, value every student, and advoca...
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    Tuesday, March 22, 2022 · 9:00 PM EDT
    How do we unintentionally limit student thinking? What should we do instead? Come engage in an interactive session on how to combat 8 thinking thieves and learn how the 8 effective teaching practices champion student thinking!

    Recommended Grade L...
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    Tuesday, March 8, 2022 · 9:00 PM EST
    For many students, math class embodies the opposite of surprise: getting the right answer and using the right way to get to that answer. But the most joyful learning-and teaching!-happens when we relish ambiguity, invite the unexpected, and let st...
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 · 9:00 PM EST
    How do we develop mathematical literacy with our students through equitable teaching practices in order to make sense of an ever changing world? In this interactive session, we will explore intentional ways to effectively engage K-12 and post-seco...
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    Tuesday, February 8, 2022 · 9:00 PM EST
    Fluency has three aspects: flexibility, efficiency, and accuracy. Let's explore the heart of the strategic thinking for all 4 operations and discuss how we can begin that conceptual understanding while developing students' fact fluency. Not only ...
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    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 · 9:00 PM EST
    What does it mean to be college-ready? How do we prepare more students to succeed in college-level math? In this session, we will share how integrating mathematical modeling into K-12 and post-secondary classrooms can change classroom practices an...
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    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 · 9:00 PM EST
    As secondary math teachers know, a history of struggle in math class starts to snowball as students move from K-5 to middle school, and then into high school. A lack of prerequisite skills makes it difficult for students to engage in grade-level l...
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    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 · 9:00 PM EST
    Think of games you loved to play as a kid: Tic-Tac-Toe, Crazy Eights, Connect Four, Tetris. Many of these involve strategic thinking and problem-solving. When we give students opportunities to play and be creative, they’ll ask genuine questions, t...
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    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 · 9:00 PM EST
    Come hear Amy Beth Prager share research and teaching ideas related to diversity and inclusion in STEM. Amy will describe the work she had done with organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, including SACNAS (Society for the Advancement...
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    Monday, May 9, 2022 · 6:30 PM EDT
    Typical warm up problems in math class often take longer than expected. How do you invite students to join classroom thinking without taking a significant amount of class time? This presentation will show some ways to invite students to find patt...
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 · 9:00 PM EST
    Direct Measurement Videos allow students to apply science and math concepts to real life situations. Students can decide what and how to measure to explore mathematical relationships that underlie real life situations. We’ll share videos and teac...
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    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 · 8:00 PM CDT
    This is an exciting time for NCTM and to be a member of NCTM! The Council is taking on a number of new initiatives to enhance its support of quality teaching and learning. This session will provide a brief overview of these initiatives and discuss...
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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 · 9:30 PM EST
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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 · 9:00 PM EST
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    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 · 9:00 PM EST
    Presented by Laila Nur and Justin Aion.

    Laila will give an overview of what the CPM curriculum entails and discuss some of her students' favorite lessons thus far.

    Justin will be talking about the progress he has had with instilling love o...
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 · 8:00 PM CDT
    Presented by Audrey Watters (@audreywatters).

    Education technology increasingly promises "personalization." What exactly does "personalization" mean? How does software achieve "personalization." Why should we be wary? (Spoiler alert: it's not j...
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Eli Luberoff presenting.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Karim Kai Ani presenting.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Presented by Kate Clapp (@fourkatie):

    This a reprise of the session presented at #TMC13. The intent is to share some basic formatting and test design tips to make written assessments more accessible to the struggling or special needs students ...
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Three popular Learning Management Systems and their users faceoff. Which platform is best for you? What about for teachers/classrooms with limited computer access? What are the major features in each system? How easy is each to set up and use?

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    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 · 9:00 PM EDT
    Last minute change in plans, folks: we've moved the LMS Face-Off to next Tues, July 23. This week, by popular request, we're holding an open mic. Here's how that's going to work:

    Show up. Turn on your mic, then mute it. Alert the meeting host y...
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.