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AMTNJ Spring 2023 Engage Series

Back by popular demand, the AMTNJ will offer three PD sessions called AMTNJ’s Engage Series. Each series is designed to facilitate engagement with a variety of mathematics educators. All sessions will run on Mondays and are available for free via ZOOM.

Series #1: Teacher Decisions, Affect and Student Engagement during Mathematical Problem Solving

This series will explore the use of digital tools to create a student-centered and collaborative classroom environment for the learning of mathematics. Participants will engage in hands-on problem solving on Zoom. Implications of teacher decisions on students, problem solving, affect, and engagement will be discussed.

Session #1: Focus on Developing Fraction Concepts 

Date: Monday, 1/2/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm   via Zoom

Session #2: Focus on Geometry and Measurement

Date: Monday, 1/9/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm  via Zoom

Series #2: Invigorating High School Mathematics

Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that high school mathematics needs to change. For far too long, mathematics has not worked for far too many students. Mathematics has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for most students, teachers & schools. It is clearly an issue—and it is time to discuss and make serious changes.

Session #1: Focus on Curriculum and Instruction

Date: Monday, 1/23/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm via Zoom

Session #2: Focus on Instruction and Assessment

Date: Monday, 2/27/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm via Zoom

Series #3: Using Polypad to Co-Create with Elementary Teachers

Imagine your manipulative kits all in one digital space. In this session you will learn how to bring Polypad, the FREE mathematics playground to your classroom. Come co-create with us in this virtual “make and take” session!  We will begin with an engaging lesson opener using virtual manipulatives.  Then, you will create your own lesson opener that you can take back to school and use the next day!  We will share the links to our creations in a shared document, so participants can walk away with a library of Polypad fun!   This session is perfect for teachers and coaches in Grades 3-6.

Session #1: Focus on Whole Number Fluency

Date: Monday, 1/30/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm

Session #2: Focus on Fraction Fluency

Date: Monday, 2/6/23   Time: 4 pm  – 5 pm