FCTM Bound

Big Ideas Learning staff will be in Jacksonville, Florida this week participating in the 59th annual FCTM conference.  The theme this year is “Bridging Mathematics Communities: Connecting, Collaborating, and Communicating.”   Stop by the Big Ideas Math booth and say hi and be sure to register for a free Common Core State Standards workshop, to be given away each day.  Big Ideas Learning staff is presenting three workshops, two on Thursday and one on Friday:

Nancy Thiele, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, is presenting “Mathematical Practices — a Must in Your Classroom!”

Memorizing is out…understanding is in. The Standards for Mathematical Practice and Common Core State Standards require that students need to be able to “make sense” of mathematics. This engaging, hands-on workshop shows teachers how they can incorporate the Mathematical Practices in their classroom. Discovery activities and games help hold students’ interest and deepen their understanding of the concepts.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10:50 to 12:00

Room:  City Terrace 12

Lisa Goldsmith, Florida Math Consultant, is presenting “Common Core Classroom Activities”

Are you ready for the Common Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice? Through activities in this workshop, participants will learn strategies to engage students and develop the mathematical practices outlined in the Common Core State Standards. These activities will encourage students to think like mathematicians through problem-based interactive learning and will assist students in acquiring the critical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and in their careers. Learn how concepts are developed in-depth with multiple connections in conjunction with computational fluency and flexibility.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

3:05 to 4:15

Room:  City Terrace 12

Denise McDowell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is presenting “Creating Classrooms that Concentrate on Learner Needs by Differentiating the Instruction”

This workshop will incorporate evidence-based instructional practices offering a variety of options that will help teachers open doors to learning that students are unable to open themselves. Teachers will leave with ideas and materials that will help them address the diversity of their student population and their different learning profiles.

Friday, October 13, 2011

3:05 to 4:15

Room:  City Terrace 12