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Welcome to the 2018 MidSchoolMath National Conference! 

To register for the Conference, or learn more about MidSchoolMath, please visit the MidSchoolMath National Conference website

Session sign-up for registered attendees will open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Information about activating your Sched account, selecting your sessions and more is provided in FAQs.  Helpful information about planning your trip to Santa Fe, including airport options and Featured Hotels, can be found in the Location section of the Conference Website. 

Please note this is a draft agenda; session titles and topics may change and new sessions may be added prior to January 2, 2018.    

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Friday, March 2 • 10:40am - 11:55am
Number Talks in the Middle School Classroom

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Limited Capacity seats available

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.  


Katherine Kanim

Co-Director, Mathematically Connected Communities
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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 lear... Read More →
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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 impr... Read More →

Regina Watson

Professional Development Specialist, 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 imp... Read More →

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