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Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference\line April 9, 2003,
Clarion Hotel, Williston Road, South Burlington, Vermont{\b0\line\line}{\i FACING
THE UNKNOWN *** What Variables Can You Control??\line A Conference about VT State
Math Assessments and Teaching Algebra K-12}{\b0\line\line}8:15-8:45{\b0 {\ul Registration
and Continental breakfast} sponsored by the Wiley Book Company\line\line}8:45-9
:30{\b0 }Keynote{\b0 \u8220\'93{\ul Assessment: What\u8217\'92s Going On?}\u8221
\'94 {\i Bud Meyers}\line\line}9:40 - 10:30{\b0 \line}1. K-6 {\b0\ul Algebraic
Thinking in the Elementary Grades...What does it Look Like?{\ulnone We will examine
how algebraic thinking develops in the elementary grades. We will explore how the
ideas of equality, generalizations, and mathematical reasoning and proof enter
into the elementary grades\u8217\'92 curriculum.\line{\i Presenter: Maureen Neumann
, UVM} \line}}2. {\b0\ul What Does Standards-based Mean and What Does a Standard
-based Classroom Look Like?{\ulnone\line{\i Presenters: Members of VISMT Team}\line
}}3. 7-12{\b0 {\ul Applications and Usage of TI-83+ (or TI-73)}...Flash ROM and
APPS are part of the newest graphics calculators. This is a \u8220\'93hands-on\u8221
\'94 session designed to understand and explore these new features. Loaner calculators
will be available for the first 24 teachers to sign up for this session. If you
have a TI-73, 89, 83+, or 92+ you will want to bring it.\line{\i Presenter: Jean
McKenny}\line}4.{\b0 }6-12{\b0 {\ul Questioning Techniques}...{\i Aldo Bianchi
}\line\line}10:40 - 11:30{\b0\line}5. K-4{\b0 {\ul Problem Solving:..How do you
begin the process of K-6 problem solving in Algebra? }This is a hands-on session
to help students (and teachers) blend the understanding of skills and concepts
of Algebra. We will examine student work to see how students develop an understanding
of the essential math at each level. Presenter: {\i Linda Parker}\line}6{\b0 .
{\ul VISMT Team presentation continued}\line}7. 9-12{\b0 {\ul\u8220\'93Everything
You Want to Know about UVM\u8217\'92s Calculus\u8221\'94}...What are the different
courses? What technology is used? How much trig is needed? What are the biggest
difficulties for students? and more! \line Presenter: {\i Holly Putterbaugh, University
of Vermont}\line}8. 7-12{\b0 {\ul\u8220\'93Applications of Matrices using TI-82
\u8217\'92s\u8221\'94}..In this workshop we will explore a variety of applications
of matrices suitable for secondary classrooms. Some motivate the seemingly strange
multiplication algorithm for matrices, and some delve into more sophisticated uses
of matrices. All can be done without calculators, but most are more reasonably
done with their help.\line Presenter: {\i Nancy Meinhart} \line\line}11:30-12:30
{\b0 {\ul Lunch}\line\line}12:30-1:20{\b0 \u8220\'93{\ul Assessment: What Do You
Want to Know?}\u8221\'94 with {\i Bud, Aldo, Deb}.\line\line}1:30-2:45{\b0\line
}9. K-6{\b0 \u8220\'93{\ul Finding Formulas is Fun}\u8221\'94 ...Determining a
formula to describe a mathematical situation can be difficult. I will share a number
of rich problems and show the steps that were followed and the questions that were
asked to guide the students as they developed formulas and then used the formulas
to answer questions related to the situation.\line Presenter: {\i Karla Karstens
, University of Vermont}\line}10. 9-12{\b0 {\ul Parametric Equations}...Typical
algebra time/rate/distance problems can be simulated using graphics calculators
in a parametric mode. This session is \u8220\'93hands-on\u8221\'94 and loaner calculators
will be available for the first 24 teachers to sign up. If you own a graphics calculator
, you will want to bring it. We will explore basic problems and even determine what
angle and velocity is necessary to bat a baseball over the \u8220\'93green monster
\u8221\'94 at Fenway Park.\line Presenter: {\i Jean McKenney }\line}11. 6-8 {\b0
\u8220\'93 {\ul What\u8217\'92s Next...An Investigation of Patterns}\u8221\'94 Participants
will construct and extend patterns with concrete materials, search and discover
patterns in number tables, write rules and generalizations for patterns, observe
connections between geometric and algebraic patters and review the work of seventh
grade students. Presenter: {\i Barbara Unger, Middlebury, VT} \line}12. 9-12{\b0
\u8220\'93{\ul What Colleges Look for in Math Skill}s\u8221\'94\line Presenter:
{\i Wiley Book Rep}\line\line The conference registration includes a continental
breakfast provided by the Wiley Book Company, and a luncheon of: A wrap buffet
consisting of Chicken Caesar Wraps ( char-grilled chicken chopped and mixed with
Caesar Salad greens and blanketed in a slot garlic herb tortilla) and Hummus Wraps
(Hummus topped with roasted red peppers and lentil salad, all wrapped up with lettuce
, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots in a soft lahvosh), Chef\u8217\'92s choice of
salad, Homemade brownies, beverage including coffee, tea, milk or soda\line\line
}Registration:{\b0 Name_____________________________\line\line e-mail____________________________
\line\line Home Address__________________________________________\line\line ___________________________________________
\line\line School____________________Position_______________________\line\line Sessions
Requested: (List by number) \line\line}9:40-10:3{\b0 0 1st choice___2nd choice___
}10-40-11:30{\b0 1st choice___2nd choice___ }1:30-2:45{\b0 1st choice___2nd choice
___\line\line VCTM Member $45 _________ non-member $60 _________ VCTM membership
renewal for 2003 $15 _______\line\line Payment: }Make checks payable to VCTM{\b0
Total Amount Due: __________ \line\line}Registration deadline is March 31, 2003
{\b0\line Mail Registration form to :Robert Chaffee, 7 Walnut Lane, Essex Junction
, VT 05452-4373\line{\f0\fs24\par}}}
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