8:30-9:00 Registration, Pastries and Social Time
9:00--12:00: Morning Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch*
1:00 - 4:00 Afternoon Sessions
Registration and Breakfast treats – 8:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Session – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
On-Line Dynamic Geometry Tools Art Mabbott, Online Scholars
Explore/compare/contrast many of the on-line tools that are available for you to use with your students -
https://education.ti.com/en/products/computer-software/ti-nspire-cx-cas-student-sw, Geometer's Sketchpad (yes, it is still available). Bring your laptop/tablet. Let's explore together...
It's Time to Make Multiplication Facts Fun!: Traci Cotton, Jackson Elementary Math Coach, Everett SD
Are you looking for fun ways to practice multiplication facts? Time tests and flash cards are not engaging and can cause a lot of stress. Enjoy engaging, fun games to practice facts in a meaningful and stress-free way in this session
Swing your partner: Jim King, UW Math, emeritus
The surprising mathematical and artistic power of half-turns, from Escher to vectors. And even formulas with little pain!
No host lunch at a restaurant nearby – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon session – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Understanding and Crafting a Paper Math Puzzle for Publicity:Joyce Frost, Lake Washington SD, Math Tutor
Wow! That is such a cool puzzle! How do you make it and how would you use it?
MathJam @ NWMI: Benjamin Leis, Middle School Math Circle Coach
https://mathsjam.com/cities/seattle/ https://mathsjam.com/ http://mymathclub.blogspot.com
MathsJam is a monthly opportunity for like-minded self-confessed maths enthusiasts to get together in a pub and share stuff they like. Puzzles, games, problems, or just anything they think is cool or interesting. We'll be putting on a special session at NWMI to give you a taste of what goes on (minus the pub). This is an opportunity to do some hands-on math, focus on the joy within mathematics, socialize and to hopefully bring some ideas back to your classes. (Benjamin Leis is a system programmer and math enthusiast. He has been leading math circles at the elementary and middle school level for the last 5 years and is a recent NWMC presenter).
The Three Square Problem (No, it's not nine!): Randall Creek
Have you ever worked on a really challenging math problem, and then had the answer elegantly present itself and/or connect unexpectedly to some other cool branch of math (like the Fibonacci numbers)? Well this is not one of those problems, ha ha j/k. I am still blown away by the solution! And the best part is that there are multiple points of entry, so it is developmentally appropriate for all students and teachers :)