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MEGSL Fall Conference
October 9-10, 2015
The Fall Conference was just a few weeks ago. We hope you enjoyed it!
The Theme of this year’s conference was very timely:
“To Common Core, or Not to Common Core: What are the Questions?
Sessions on number strings, developing operations sense, ensuring student success with place value, learning math visually, using geometry to teach fractions and building a solid foundation were aimed at grades K - 5.
Sessions on Algebraic reasoning, Algebraic modeling activities, probability and statistics, patterns of the tower puzzle and mathematical practices appealed to middle school teachers.
Sessions on preparing students to score higher on college math placement tests, math digital homework, flipping your classroom, probability and statistics, parent functions, fostering algebraic thinking and the trigonometry of a sundial were of great interest to those teaching high school and college.
And sessions on how to coach students to be successful in math contests, zoombinis and labyrinths, Hands on Equations, online graphing tools, Missouri by the numbers, and more appealed to everyone!
On top of all this, there were grade level round tables after lunch on Saturday where colleagues shared teaching successes AND all meals were free with the $90 registration fee!
Hopefully folks brought along a friend or two! Trying something new with a colleague is always invigorating!
Mathematics Professor - STLCC - retired
For information, please contact Joshua Pearce
Submit our new speaker proposal form, available here.
Location (click location address to go to MapQuest)
Friday October 9th
Registration and Refreshments
Florissant Valley Community College: Math Department Meeting (5:30-6:00 Room #113)
Creating Videos To Engage Students Online - General Interest - Christine Lewis
What Is Up With The Math Entrance Test At STLCC? - Grades 9 - HE - Laura B. Davidson
Family Communication - General Interest - Helene J. Sherman
Using Number Strings - Grades K - 5 - Leslie Henderson
7:30-8:30 Keynote Address - Nancy Bergfeld
Saturday October 10th
Registration and Free Continental Breakfast
Zoombinis And Labyrinths? Wuzzit Mean?" - General Interest - Bob Coulter
Flip Your Classroom With Khan Academy - Grades 9 - HE - Victoria Shearing
Algebraic Reasoning - grades 6 - 8 - Tammy and Kevin Voepel
Strategies For Developing Operations Sense - Grades K - 5 - Denise Brown
UBD And The CCSSM - General Interest - Michelle Hunter
Ensuring Students Success With Place Value - grades K - 5 - Cheryl Lubinski
How to Coach for Middle and High School math contests to produce real results - General Interest - Igor Konfisakhar
CCSSM: Probability And Statistics - Grades 9-12 - John Diehl
Modeling Activities for Middle School Through Algebra 1 - Grades 6 - 8 - Denise Young
An Introduction To HANDS-ON EQUATIONS - General Interest - Fran Endicott Armstrong
Dig Into Data With Free Online Graphing Tools - General Interest - Bob Coulter
Math Digital Homework-The Debate Continues - Grades 9 - HE - Kelly Leinert
Probability And Statistics - Grades 6 - 8 - Kevin and Tammy Voepel
Learn Math Visually - Grades K - 5 - James Ross
DESE Mathematics Updates - General Interest - Jeremy Ellis
Missouri By The Numbers - General Interest - Debbie Char
Teaching Parent Functions In Algebra 1 And Algebra 2 - Grades 9 - HE - Denise Young
Patterns Of The Tower Puzzle - Grades 6 - 8 - Gene Potter
DESE Mathematics Updates - General Interest - Jeremy Ellis
Fractions Begin with Geometry - K - 5 - Amber Rutherford
Building A Solid Understanding - K - 5 - Kathleen Fick
The Trig Of An Analemmatic Dial - 9 - HE - Anne Marie Mosher
CCSSM: Probability And Statistics - Grades 6-8 - John Diehl
Doubling And Squaring Are NOT The Same Thing - General Interest - Fran Endicott Armstrong
Shifts, Flips, And Stretches - General Interest - Igor Konfisakhar
Using Math Tools To Foster Algebraic Thinking - Grades 9 - HE - Amanda Garner-Brooks Using Desmos Demonstratively - General Interest - Chip Day
CCSS-M And Mathematical Practices - Grades 6 - 8 - Albert D. Otto
Engaging Algebra 1&2 - General Interest - Sheila Hobson
Free Lunch, Tom Yager Award, Stem Alliance Presentation and Conference Feedback
1:30-2:20 - Grade Level Round table Sessions
Higher Ed - facilitated by Tammy Voepel and Teresa Huether
Grades 9 - 12 - facilitated by Amanda Garner- Brooks and Tony Fressola
Grades 6 - 8 - facilitated by
Grades K - 5 - facilitated by Cheryl Lubinski, Amber Rutherford, Denise Brown and Meg Knop
***NEW THIS YEAR*** We are asking members to please bring gently used workable calculators to each event. We will ask those in attendance if they need any calculators for their classroom. All calculators collected will be distributed that night to those attendees who indicated a need! If no one in attendance is in need, the donated calculators will be brought to the next MEGSL event.
The Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis (MEGSL) is offering two $1000 scholarships for high school and college students interested in careers in mathematics education. Download the high school or college application form and nominate that outstanding student who could use $1,000 to pay for their education next year. Applications are due by April 1 each school year.
Past Scholarship winners:
- 2014 High School Scholarship winner: Mariah Glore
- 2014 University Scholarship winner: Joey Mirth
- 2013 High School Scholarship winner: Lizzie Schneider
- 2013 University Scholarship winner: Elizabeth Sippel
- 2012 High School Scholarship winner: Julia Nichols
- 2012 University Scholarship winner: Anna Shaw
- 2011 High School Scholarship winner: Molly Dean
- 2011 University Scholarship winner: Wayne Dierker
- 2010 High School Scholarship winner: Wayne Dierker
- 2010 University Scholarship winner: Anna Shaw
MEGSL Teacher of the Year
One of the goals of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis is to recognize excellence in mathematics teaching. To meet this goal, Teacher-of-the-Year Awards are given each spring and in four categories: K–5 (Elementary), 6–8 (Middle), 9–12 (Secondary), and Post-Secondary.
Do you have a colleague who is a deserving candidate? Download a MEGSL Teacher-of-the-Year Award nomination form. Nominations are due by April 1 each school year.
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