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Friday, February 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Re-imagining Jr High Math units by training student thought patterns

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After 10 years as a PE teacher and 9 years of teaching Math in the blended homeschooling math program (grades 1 to 9), it is time to share some strategies I have been using to improve student retention, engagement, and independent problem solving. In 60 minutes, I will attempt to share my accelerated approach to influence students' thought patterns for three major units: Order of Operations, Integers, and Algebra. If you understand how a Lion hunts a gazelle, you can learn to do algebra. If you have ever been in a line for a roller coaster with 3 people, you know how to multiply integers. Using analogy, simple images and paring down the infinite variations of units to the most fundamental rules, I have had incredible success with students at all skill levels. This all came about when I was tasked with teaching without a textbook or heavy reliance on workbooks. There will be lots of time for conversation as we play. Works in person and virtually. As a bonus I will share student note taking and activities to enhance learning.

Speakers
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Paul Marlett

Dialogue in the Classroom and In Your Team/ Math
Paul is a dedicated teacher with parents who are innovators in high school and university education. A maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning he started in phys ed, health, leadership, dance and outdoor ed. Then he joined the blended Home Education program... Read More →

Hosts
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Caitlyn Brett

Jr High Math Teacher, Palliser Regional Schools


Friday February 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Conv Zoom-15
  Mathematics (TQS 3), Gr 7-9
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