Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NIATM)

Affiliate of Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)

Dinner Meetings

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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