What’s New at Casio: Viewing Mathematics through a New Prizm (or Two!)

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Grade Level: 10th - 12th

Location: 213AB (Convention Center - 2nd Floor)

Description: The current rate of change with respect to technology, curriculum, standards, and requirements demands that we as leaders and teachers regularly reevaluate. With the additions of CAS, 3D graphing, and Exam Mode to the Prizm platform, join Mike Reiners to learn how Casio continues to be the affordable, pedagogically sound choice for school handheld technology.

Polar, Parametric, Rectangular Graphs…. Really See the Connection!

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Grade Level: 10th - 12th

Location: 217C (Convention Center - 2nd Floor)

Description: Making connections between polar, parametric, and rectangular equations can be challenging when only using paper and pencil. In this session, participants explore equators by completing activities using manipulative, calculators, and video clips that prepare students for future math courses. Activities and projects will be shared! SATURDAY


Conceptualizing Polynomials

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grade Level: 10th - 12th

Location: Presidio ABC (Grand Hyatt - 3rd Floor)

Description: Spending too many weeks on factoring? Frustrated that students go out to the garden when you ask them to find roots? Come learn how students have collaborated to go beyond procedures to conceptually understanding how data, equations, roots, factoring, complex numbers, and more can actually connect together as one mathematical reality.

Conics - the Ugly Duckling of Algebra 2

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Grade Level: 10th - 12th

Location: 224 (Convention Center - 2nd Floor)

Description: Do you dread teaching conics to your algebra 2 classes? Do you skip them entirely because they don’t seem that important? Come rediscover conics in this interactive workshop that uses paperfolding, simulations, and graphing calculator technology to engage even the most reluctant of learners.

The Probabilities and Mathematics of “Wheel of Fortune”: A Contestant’s Perspective

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grade Level: General Interest

Location: 008AB (Convention Center - River Level)

Description: How does a contestant’s expected value change from spin to spin? How does English language letter frequency affect player strategy? How many “safe” spins can one expect to make before going bankrupt or losing a turn? Come explore, play, and simulate with a recent Wheel contestant.

Hands-On Activities + Technology = Mathematical Understanding Through Authentic Modeling

Time: 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Grade Level: 8th - 10th

Location: 006D (Convention Center - River Level)

Description: Inquiry-based learning coupled with handheld technology empowers students to apply linear, quadratic, and exponential functions to real-world situations. Participants are provided with classroom-ready lessons that use and connect multiple mathematical representations and synthesize the Statistics, Functions, and Modeling strands of CCSSM.

Booth Schedule

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