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This Session • Free tools like Geogebra and Desmos empower mathematics teachers to create engaging lessons for students. • Explore the thought processes behind constructing engaging lessons that spark students’ curiosity and reconcile algebraic, geometric, tabular, and graphical representations. • Problems/resources will be provided. • Participants should bring their best ideas with them to share with others. • Participants are encouraged to bring technology (laptop or tablet) but this is not required. We need to establish a community of practice. We are preparing our students to solve problems that do not yet exist. Is it the responsibility of the math teacher to prove the relevancy of school mathematics? Or is it the student’s job to find opportunities to use mathematics as vocabulary to describe the world? Either way: The teacher sets the task. The Pizza Problem Source: 2013 MATHCOUNTS State Competition, Team Round, Problem 2 The Pizza Problem Geogebra? Desmos? How about BOTH. • Draw a diagram using Geogebra. • Draw a diagram using Desmos. • Justify your claims with evidence from both. Problem Source: Patrick Janike, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, [email protected] Write Your Name in Bubble Letters Using Desmos (www.desmos.com) Applied Math Examples http://mathleticism.net/?page_id=1409 #noycechat Sundays, 7-8 pm CST • Weekly Twitter chat where we share problems and ideas • If you prefer to just “lurk,” no worries! • Storify summary posted after each chat Storify Summary https://storify.com/ShelbyAaberg Suggested Next Steps: Become a member of NATM (Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics) http://www.natmonline.org/ Accept the invitation to the Dropbox folder for sharing files from today’s presenters and participants Participate in #noycechat next Sunday night, 7-8 pm CST THANK YOU for taking the time to grow with us!