RIMTA’s Annual Fall Meeting
Thursday, October 19th, 2017NEIT, 1 New England Tech Blvd East Greenwich, RI 4:00-8:00 p.m.
On October 19th, attendees will learn instructional strategies and techniques that they will be able to bring back into their classrooms, TOMORROW. There WILL be something for everyone! ALL levels are welcome to choose the session that interests them the most!
● Elementary Teachers
Rhode Island’s Elementary Mathematics Leaders Group (EMLG) will present on
★ Visual Models
★ Steps to Understanding Mathematics (SUM)
● Middle School Teachers
John SanGiovanni, a mathematics supervisor for the Howard County (MD) Public School System, an adjunct instructor and frequent speaker at both regional and national conferences, and a member of the NCTM Board of Directors, will present on
★ Eliminate It! activities (also known as “Which One Doesn’t Belong?”)
★ Practical activities or protocols designed to provoke the Standards for Math Practices (SMPs)
★ Reasoning and number sense
★ Fraction sense, decimal sense, percent, ratio/proportion, expressions and equations
● High School Teachers
The New England Institute of Technology will present on math-related fields as addressed in the Governor’s Workforce Board Priority Industry Sectors including
★ RI Builders Association
★ Engineering Technology
★ Information Technologies
★ EmployRI and SkillsUSA will be available
Cathy Humphreys is COMING to Rhode Island!
Join us for “Dinner with Cathy”
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road Warwick, RI 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Aligning to our annual theme of Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, RIMTA welcomes Cathy Humphreys to Rhode Island. She is best known for her work with Number Talks, short discussions between a teacher and her students about how to solve a particular mental math problem. The focus is not on getting the correct answer, but on discussing possible methods of finding the answer. Cathy and Ruth Parker discuss number talks in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmh8pwL1sLg.
Cathy Humphreys is currently a doctoral student at Stanford University, where she studies mathematics teaching and learning. She has taught Grades 2-12 in California public schools for thirty years, has worked as an instructor for the Mathematics Education Collaborative and for Math Solutions, and has served as a mathematics coach for the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. Cathy is a co-author of Making Number Talks Matter and Connecting Mathematical Ideas.