Want to Engage Your Students? Engage Them in the Math Practices

Webinar Date: July 15,2014

Webinar Description

It’s one of the most important questions math teachers ask every day: how do we engage students in meaningful, enjoyable mathematics? In this webinar for the Adaptive Math Learning community, presenters Zachary Champagne, Researcher at the Mathematics Formative Assessment Project at the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM), and Tim Hudson, former Math Curriculum Coordinator for Missouri’s Parkway School District, and DreamBox’s Senior Director of Curriculum Design, shared useful insights about the Mathematical Practices that will help deepen students’ understanding, enjoyment, and success in math class.  Zachary and Tim discussed how to stop teaching ‘tricks’ and instead engage students in thinking like a mathematician.  They also shared insights about the power of formative assessment, the importance of uncovering students’ intuitive thinking, and how technologies such as adaptive learning can support the Mathematical Practices.  Topics included: understanding equality and precision, observing students engaged in sense-making, and designing learning experiences that empower students to “look for” important mathematics.  Additionally, Julie Benay, Principal of Malletts Bay School in Vermont, shared how her school implemented DreamBox and the outcomes they experienced.  View the webinar to learn how to make math more engaging for your students.

Webinar Presenters

  • Dr. Tim Hudson - VP of Learning at DreamBox Learning, Washington
  • Zachary Champagne - Mathematics Researcher at Mathematics Formative Assessment Project at the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM), Florida