What If We’ve Been Teaching Mathematics All Wrong?
One of the biggest myths is that mathematics is all about computation. John Allen Paulos wrote in his book Innumeracy, “... mathematics has as much to do with computation as writing has to do with typing.” Yet, school mathematics continues to focus heavily on computation and arithmetic and not nearly enough on critical thinking and problem-solving. What the Common Core gets right is the 8 Mathematical Practices, and these competencies depend on instruction and curriculum that expose students to mathematics as a way of thinking and solving problems.
Fawn is a middle school math teacher at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. She's been a classroom teacher since 1990. She was the 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, she was awarded the Math Teacher Hero from Raytheon. In 2005, she was awarded the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
Fawn blogs about her lessons and classroom teaching at fawnnguyen.com. Fawn authors three other websites for teachers: visualpatterns.org, mathtalks.net, and between2numbers.com. She is also one of the editors for mathblogging.org. In 2012, she co-founded the Math Teachers' Circle in Thousand Oaks, California.
|Thursday, April 25th|
|7:00-9:00 p.m.||Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Annual Event - Register Here
|Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
|Friday, April 26th|
|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 - Fawn Nguyen 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 27th|
|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|
Keynote - Ignite Presentation
Lodging - Conference and Symposium participants are responsible for their lodging.