Poking my head up briefly to let you know where I’ll be speaking at NCTM in Boston this week:
- Tuesday. 9:00A. Beyond Real World & Relevance: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement. Hanover, MA.
- Wednesday. 7:30A. The Future of Math Textbooks (if Math Textbooks Have a Future). NCSM.
- Wednesday. 10:30A. Plenary. NCTM Research Conference.
- Wednesday. 1:30P. Mathematical Modeling with Multimedia NCTM.
- Thursday. 3:30P. The Express Lane Is for Suckers, or Is It? (Yes, it Is.) [Ignite]. NCTM.
- Thursday. 5:00P. ShadowCon. NCTM.
- Thursday. 7:00P. Desmos / Mathalicious Happy Hour. NCTM.
- Friday. 9:30A. Fake-World Math: When Mathematical Modeling Goes Wrong . NCTM.
I really think we should spend Thursday evening together.
From 3:30 on you have a) the Ignite sessions, which are always fun, then you have b) ShadowCon, which is basically the future of NCTM conferences, after which c) your two favorite math education companies want to buy you a drink.
If you’re looking for help with the rest of your schedule, have a look at this list of Internet-enabled presenters as well as any of the names from my list last year.
For my part, if I can only make it to one session, it’s going to be this one.
Dan MeyerApril 13, 2015 - 5:50 am -
… because they’re both smart and they both led the two best-funded digital math textbooks to date (Phil for Pearson; Jere for Amplify). And both of those projects turned out, in at least a few ways, catastrophically. (Pearson press; Amplify press.) I’m hoping to hear about what they learned.
Elizabeth (@cheesemonkeysf)April 14, 2015 - 6:13 am -
Thanks, Dan. Dying to hear about your must-see session. Will you blog a summary or post a recap?
Have fun in Boston!!!
– Elizabeth (@cheesemonkeysf)
Dan MeyerApril 14, 2015 - 10:32 am -
I wish. Got this other writing assignment on my mind, at the moment.
Jane TaylorApril 14, 2015 - 1:44 pm -
Couldn’t go to Boston. Will you be posting any materials from your sessions? I hope so.
Dan MeyerApril 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm -
Hi Jane, I’ll be posting video of my talk on modeling (eventually). The Ignite crowd usually films those talks too. Sorry you couldn’t make it but I’ll try to post as many materials as possible.
Zack MillerApril 14, 2015 - 11:30 pm -
Sounds like you could use some volunteers for MathRecap, yes? This will be my first NCTM – happy to contribute.
Robin HillApril 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm -
Sorry that I missed your presentations. I am particularly interested in your The Future of Math Textbooks (if Math Textbooks Have a Future) NCSM talk.
AND I am sure that Eli, Karim and you had great fun, what a group – really sorry I missed that. :)
Dawn BurgessApril 19, 2015 - 3:25 am -
Dan, looking forward to seeing your nctm15 modeling video posted. I convinced my curriculum director and principal to attend your talk, and now they want to show it to our entire high school math department and science department to clarify what is and isn’t modeling with mathematics.
ChuckApril 21, 2015 - 12:16 pm -
I very much appreciated your presentation at NCTM. Is there any chance you’ll be posting your slides?
Dan MeyerApril 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm -
Thanks, Chuck. See #5 above.
Eric HenryApril 24, 2015 - 6:58 am -
I attended Phil Daro and Jere Confrey’s talk at NCTM. You recommended it highly and I found it to be one of the highlights of the conference. The session was looking forward much more than looking back and focused on current work that each of them are doing. Jere Confrey presented a new way of looking at the Common Core. It is an updated version of https://turnonccmath.net/, that is much more usable and proceeds from Big Ideas to clusters and sub-clusters and eventually standards. It is a very reasonable and useful way of looking at the structure of the common core and it brings units and progressions into high relief.
Phil Daro presented http://pearsonsystemofcourses.com/. He reported that you inspired and advised on some of the modeling work that is built in. It definitely seems revolutionary and to be pointing at a much more coherent vision of the textbook and of 1:1 implementation.
Do you have an upcoming post on this? Any specific thoughts on the talk?
Ryan SwensonApril 24, 2015 - 6:58 am -
Thanks for the great Fake-Math and Ignite discussions! Great job motivating and inspiring a worn-down Pre-Alg teacher. It was great to meet you at Math Trivia (I was the non-Knowles fellow = Normal Person with the Knowles group) and good luck with your PhD! I hope our paths cross again in the future.