Eureka Math Writer Presentations at NCTM 2017

The Eureka Math teacher-writers will be delivering presentations on a variety of topics across all grade-bands at NCTM San Antonio. View their scheduled presentations below. Stop by our booth (#731) for more information about the latest Eureka Math products, to chat with curriculum writers or to participate in a short PD session. View the schedule of booth demonstrations, here

We are eager to hear about your implementation and look forward to discussing how we can further support you and your school. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 6 

8:00AM — 9:15AM 

PARABOLAS: "PROPERTIES AND PROOFS"  
Presented by Selena Oswalt & Wendy Denbesten
Participants will engage in a productive struggle at the crossroads of algebra and geometry as we explore the properties of parabolas. Concrete models will lead to puzzling results and ultimately to proofs about this familiar U-shaped curve. Rigorous and engaging lesson ideas will be shared that can be applied across a wide variety of courses. 
Session #44 (Henry B. González Convention Center - Room 007B)

2:00PM — 3:00PM 

LEARNING SLOPE VIA RATE NOT ROTE
Presented by Stefanie Hassan
Being able to recite the slope formula is not good enough. During this session, we examine concepts of rate, unit rate, and the constant of proportionality as they relate to slope. Specifically, that the slope of a proportional relationship is equal to the unit rate. Further, we will model how to use slope triangles to derive the slope formula. 
Session #246 (Henry B. González Convention Center - Room 303)


FRIDAY, APRIL 7 

8:00AM — 9:00AM 

THE NIMBLE NUMBER LINE: A SENSE-MAKING TOOL THAT BUILDS COHERENCE ACROSS GRADES
Presented by Wendy Denbesten & Selena Oswalt
A number line is a powerful tool that builds coherence. It bridges concepts and procedures, promotes  uency with operations, and increases number sense. When viewed as nimble, the number line makes irrational numbers, the coordinate and the complex plane come alive for students. Are you ready to walk on the wild side of the nimble line? 
Session #420 (Grand Hyatt San Antonio - Lone Star Ballroom C)

11:00AM — 12:00PM 

USING TAPE DIAGRAMS TO SOLVE RATIO/PROPORTION PROBLEMS
Presented by Connie Laughlin & Krysta Gibbs
See how tape diagrams can be used to foster algebraic thinking. We will examine and illustrate how
tape diagrams can be used to develop and support proportional and algebraic reasoning. Tape diagram solutions will be compared to traditional solutions to illuminate the usefulness of this tool.
Session #312 (Henry B. González Convention Center - Room 214C)

3:15PM — 4:30PM 

BEYOND RIGHT OR WRONG: UNCOVER MORE WITH STUDENT WORK ANALYSIS
Presented by Beth Barnes & Colleen Sheeron
Have you ever wondered where to start when looking at student work? In this session participants will analyze student work to determine strengths and weaknesses. Participants will collaborate to develop a remediation plan that focuses on using effective models that move students across the concrete-representational-abstract continuum. 
Session #530 (Grand Hyatt San Antonio - Texas Ballroom E)

SATURDAY, APRIL 8 

8:00AM — 9:15AM 

BUILDING CONCEPTUAL BLOCKS FOR PROCEDURAL UNDERSTANDING OF GEOMETRY 
Presented by Stefanie Hassan & Kelly Alsup
How do students learn about angles, parallel lines, and partitioning a segment? How does that knowledge lead to more complex concepts in middle and high school? Let’s examine the role teachers play in connecting foundational geometric concepts in elementary grades to the application of geometry at upper grades using hands-on activities. 
Session #604 (Henry B. González Convention Center - Room 007B)

11:30AM — 12:00PM 

THE PROGRESSION OF THE NUMBER BOND 
Presented by Soo Jin Lu
Number bonds are models used to show part-whole relationships and can be used from K–5 as students manipulate whole numbers and decimal fractions. Having a familiar model as students move through the grades will help them conceptually understand the part-whole relationship as they work with increasingly complex math problems.
Session #702 (Henry B. González Convention Center - Room 006B)