Five Keys to Making Math Irresistible
Learn five principles to make math irresistible for kids. We will explore why students lose interest in math and how we can spark curiosity and increase engagement. In addition, you’ll learn the key requirements to crafting an experience that encourages productive struggle. Finally, we discuss techniques to promote meaningful student discourse.
The keynote will feature a combination of stories and math activities so you’ll see and feel what “fun” math can be like. In the process, we will highlight several keys to sparking student curiosity, encouraging productive struggle, and promoting meaningful student discourse.
About Dr. Shah
Dr. Raj Shah has always had an affinity for math. His passion is making math irresistible for students. Powered by his love of math, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1999 which led him to a career in R&D at Intel. In 2008, he quit his job and founded Math Plus Academy, an after-school STEM enrichment program for kids from 5 – 14 years old. Dr. Shah believes that everyone can enjoy math, develop strong number sense, and become a persistent problem solver.
He is a founding member of The Global Math Project which has helped bring joyful math to over 5 million students around the globe. He also contributes his time to Math Teacher Circles and the Julia Robinson Math Festival.
The 2020 NCTM President Elect. More information to come.
|Thursday, April 23rd|
|7:00-9:00 p.m.||Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Annual Event - Register for the CONNECT Event Here
|Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
|Friday, April 24th|
|7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Exhibits/Registration Open||Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall|
|7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.||First-Timers Orientation||Registration Area|
|8:30-9:30 a.m.||Keynote - Please sit with your Region||Ballroom J/K|
|9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Sessions/Workshops||Various Rooms|
|12:15-1:15 p.m.||Exhibits/Registration Closed for Lunch|
|12:15-1:15 p.m.||Lunch||Ballroom J/K|
|1:15-5:45 p.m.||Exhibits/Registration Open||Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall|
|1:30-5:00 p.m.||Sessions/Workshops||Various Rooms|
|4:00-5:00 p.m.||MinnMATYC Open Forum and Annual Meeting||Harbor Side 205|
|5:15-6:00 p.m.||Regional Meetings MCTM
|5:45-7:00 p.m.||Presidents' Reception||Ballroom J/K|
|7:15-8:45 p.m.||Delegate Assembly||Harbor Side 3rd Floor|
|Saturday, April 25th|
|7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||Registration and Some Exhibits Open||Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall|
|8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||Sessions/Workshops||Various Rooms|
|10:35-11:05 a.m.||MinnMATYC Open Forum||Ballroom L|
|11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||MinnMATYC Annual Business Meeting||Ballroom L|