Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NIATM)

Affiliate of Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)

Dinner Meetings

Meetings are now set up for the 2017-2018 school year.  As we have done in the past there will be 4 meetings starting in October and concluding in April.  Dinner begins at 6pm at Sam's Ristorante in Rockford, with the presentation starting at 7pm.  Listed below are the meetings.  More information will be added as it becomes available.


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2017-2018 Meetings

Posted by niatm on September 15, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Monday, October 23, 2017



"Uniting Geometrical Constructions and Proofs" (Middle/HS)



Presenter: Mr. Matthew Foster, Waukegan Public Schools



As an architect, it gives me goose bumps to see geometric constructions that are so darned elegant. As a math teacher, I get them when students develop elegant proofs. Geeky, right? Can my 2 loves be combined from Day 1? Yes! Bring a compass (or use mine) & straightedge and let’s make connections!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017



"It's Not Magic - It's Algebra!" (Grades 6-10)



Presenter: Mr. David Spangler., Math Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education



Come away with a collection of motivational activities, card tricks and puzzlers. Your students will want to know WHY they work - and you will oblige by exploring the powerful role variables play in their justification. Students will thus discover how unknowns take the unknowns out of algebra!



Wednesday, February 21, 2018



"Theater and Improv for the Math Classroom" (K-12)



Presenters: Mr Steve Starr, Math Consultant, formerly Lake View HS, CPS



Math teacher Steve Starr explores theater games and improv exercises to enliven your classroom and help students connect with each other as active learners.



Thursday, April 19, 2018



"Create Your Own Khan Academy Style Video Library for Your Classes" (Grades 8-16)



Presenter: Dr. Angela Thompson, Governors State University and Ms. Michelle Hale, Aqsa School, Chicago



As a teacher, the ability to make your own videos on mathematical concepts is a powerful tool for student learning. In this session, we will demonstrate how easy it is to make Khan Academy style videos using a tablet and explain why your students need it.



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