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Save the Date: Join us in Santa Fe on March 1-2, 2019!
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Saturday, March 3 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Embracing the Struggle: In the Learner’s Seat FILLING

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Take off your teacher hat and experience problem-solving from the learner’s seat! 
In this session, you will sharpen your problem-solving skills by exploring a highly engaging math problem that will push your mathematical limits: the evil veterinarian problem! Patterns and functions are the basic building-blocks of this deep, rich problem. Participants will engage in high-level, intriguing mathematical exploration to find the solution. While solving the problem, we'll explore the critical elements of an inquiry-based mathematics lesson with a low-threshold (so anyone can participate) and a high ceiling (allowing for differentiation beyond the basic math principles).

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Lorraine Garrison

Teacher/Coach, Mapleton Public Schools
As an experienced middle and high school math teacher, Lorraine is currently part of the innovative CareerX team in Mapleton Public Schools, Thornton, Colorado. The team supports teachers and students by bringing engaging, standards based units into middle school classrooms. Cross... Read More →
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Elizabeth Tarbutton

Secondary Math Teacher, Peak to Peak Charter School
Elizabeth has been an educator since 2002, teaching science and math to students from 6th grade through medical school. Elizabeth currently teaches Algebra II/Trigonometry at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado and teaches college-level math for the Pre-Collegiate Program... Read More →

Saturday March 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Sweeney D Santa Fe Community Convention Center