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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 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
The Parking Lot Coordinate Plane

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Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how one teaching team uses a 25' x 25' coordinate plane, painted in the parking lot, and student teamwork to open a world of possibility for their students! By scaling everything up to an exaggerated size, they find the lesson has a profound and lasting impact on the students.
You'll experience an abbreviated version of this lesson for yourself, exploring how using a live-sized coordinate plane can gets your students outside and engaged in exploring concepts from coordinate points to graphing linear equations, as teams rotate, and reflect a large scalene triangle about a giant coordinate plane. Then, explore student artifacts from 8th graders who have completed these lessons, and discuss other lessons you could develop or teach on a life-sized coordinate plane. 
Note: Because this session has limited capacity, it will be offered twice. Please only sign up for one of the two sessions.  

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Richard Armentrout

8th Grade Pre-algebra and Algebra Teacher, Cuba Middle School
I became a mathematics teacher later in life. I received my master's degree from the University of Arizona's "Teach Arizona" program. I've taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics in both Arizona and New Mexico. I teach 8th grade mathematics and Algebra 1 at Cuba Middle School in New... Read More →
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Joseph Brondo

Math Teacher, Cuba Middle School
Joseph has taught secondary mathematics for the past ten years in the Philippines, Mississippi, and New Mexico.  He currently teaches 6th and 7th grade math at Cuba Middle School.  This year, Joseph is a participant of the IrRational Number Institute sponsored by Los Alamos Nat... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Kearny Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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