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Save the Date: Join us in Santa Fe on March 1-2, 2019!
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Friday, March 2 • 10:40am - 11:55am
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Number Talks can be a fun and engaging technique for developing students’ number fluency and flexible thinking in the classroom, while cultivating mathematical mindsets. 

In this introduction to Number Talks, you'll experience a Number Talk as a learner and have an opportunity to prepare for a Number Talk by doing the mathematics using multiple strategies, anticipating student misconceptions, and thinking about the mathematical connections across strategies, i.e., place value connections, use of base ten structure, associative property, commutative property, distributive property, and identity property. You'll also explore research results from teachers who have begun to implement Number Talks in their classroom.  

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Amy Bartlett-Gaunt

Math Teacher, Los Alamos Middle School
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Zachary Leonard

Education Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Math and Science Academy
Zachary Leonard, Ed.D., is a professional development and school improvement specialist with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Math and Science Academy. His work and research interests consist of mathematics and science content and pedagogy, student engagement, professional learning... Read More →

Karina Menter

Teacher, El Camino Real Academy
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Randy Merker

Education Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Math and Science Academy
Randy Merker is an education specialist with Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Math and Science Academy (MSA). He has provided math and science professional development, instructional coaching, and leadership in developing math coaching programs and practices for continuous improvement... Read More →

Regina Watson

Mathematically Connected Communities
Regina Watson is a professional development specialist with Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2), where she has worked for 13 years. Before coming to MC2, Regina taught middle and high school mathematics for 12 years. Her current work is dedicated to supporting teachers improve... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 10:40am - 11:55am
Sweeney B Santa Fe Community Convention Center