Schedule for: 19w2267 - Ted Lewis SNAP Math Fair Workshop

Beginning on Friday, April 26 and ending Sunday April 28, 2019

All times in Banff, Alberta time, MDT (UTC-6).

Friday, April 26
16:00 - 19:30 Check-in begins (Front Desk – Professional Development Centre - open 24 hours)
Note: the Lecture rooms are available after 16:00.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
19:30 - 22:00 Meet & Greet in Corbett Hall Lounge
After checking in and finding your room in Corbett Hall, please come to the Corbett Hall lounge (Room 5210 on second floor) to pick up your name-tag and to say hello. We will have a few board games and puzzles to try - bring your favourites to share!!! Beverages and a small assortment of snacks are available in the lounge on a cash honour system.
(TCPL or Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Saturday, April 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
A buffet breakfast is served daily between 7:00am and 9:00am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Talk by BIRS Staff
A brief introduction to BIRS with important logistical information, technology instruction, and opportunity for participants to ask questions.
(TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:30 Introductions
We will take some time at the beginning of the workshop to introduce all of the participants. One of the main purposes of a BIRS workshop is to build a network of individuals with similar interests and goals. During the weekend I hope that several discussions will take place during the meals, coffee breaks, and evening gatherings. To encourage conversation, I would like each participant to prepare a one or two minute introduction stating their connection with SNAP Math Fairs and a few areas which they are interested to learn more and share.
(TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:15 Carolyn Jones: Math Fair - Making it Happen
Looking for ways to engage students and stakeholders in mathematics? Math fairs build confidence through problem solving, communication, reasoning and making connections. Learn how to plan for, organize, resource, implement and celebrate. Create a mathematical experience to remember! Objectives: Understand what a SNAP Math Fair is Explore resources and Math Fair puzzles Make connections between SNAP Math Fairs and the Alberta Mathematics Program of Studies Learn how to plan for, organize, resource, implement and celebrate
(TCPL 201)
10:15 - 10:35 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:35 - 11:05 Trent Worthington: Math Fair at Ecole Sir George Simpson School
My experience with initiating and creating math fair in the past two years at junior high school.
(TCPL 201)
11:10 - 11:40 Maria Omar: SHiNE Math Fair
Organizing a SNAP Math Fair with Society for the Homeschool Network of Edmonton.
(TCPL 201)
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch (TCPL Foyer)
12:30 - 12:45 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
12:45 - 13:30 Ted Lewis: Numbers in My Mind
The way we acquire basic number facts is beginning to be understood. This is a brief and non-exhaustive summary of what happens in the brain along with some math demos to illustrate the effects. Also, I will include a short discussion of a math fair puzzle and how it requires both inquiry based problem solving and knowledge of some basic facts.
(TCPL 201)
13:30 - 14:15 Tiina Hohn: My Favourite Things (TCPL 201)
14:15 - 14:35 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
14:35 - 15:35 Krista Francis: Extension of Numbers Beyond Cardinality
In elementary mathematics classrooms, the cardinality of numbers tends to be emphasized and counting objects is frequently observed as one of the predominant classroom practices when teaching numbers. This study was designed to extend possibilities with respect to elementary school (Kindergarten to Grade 6) teachers’ use of representations of number for teaching concepts of quantity in mathematics. To this end, a team of researchers, a local school board, and professional learning facilitators designed a series of professional learning sessions for Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers to engage in and then teach with meanings of numbers beyond counting. Our guiding research question for this study was: How is number represented in classroom tasks selected and designed by teachers after participating in each design-based professional learning (DBPL) session? Despite a professional learning focus on number line, area, and Cartesian grid representations of number, most of the classroom enactments focused on whole number and number as a count. However, we found that Computational thinking shows promise for shifting representations of number.
(TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Sunday, April 28
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:30 Steven Khan: Learning Trajectories and the Scaffolding of Puzzle-Solving Skills by Division 1 and Division 2 Teachers (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:45 - 11:30 Geri Lorway: Spacial Reasoning and Recall - What's the Connection? (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
2-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (Corbett Hall Lounge, TCPL, Reading Room) until 15:00 on Sunday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon. There is no coffee break service on Sunday afternoon, but self-serve coffee and tea are always available in the 2nd floor lounge, Corbett Hall.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)