NCTM Annual 2016 – Peace, Love, and Math with the Math Solutions Team!

by admin, April 20th, 2016

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Since NCTM Annual 2016 was in San Francisco, the Math Solutions team rode our groovy Peace, Love, and Math bus into the conference, and invited all our math educator friends to join us! If you attended NCTM, we hope you had a chance to stop by our booth and hang out with us!

Our authors and professional development experts had some informative and inspiring sessions.

 

sherry parish speaking at NCTM in front of a powerpoint presentation slide | what other questions could you ask to gather evidence of understanding?

Sherry Parrish shares “Building Fluency, Understanding, and Evidence of Thinking through Number Talks” (via @jnovakowski38)

cathy seely speaking at NCTM in front of a powerpoint presentation slide | upside-down teaching: • start with a rich problem • engage students in dealing with the problem, constructively struggling with the problem and the mathematics • students discuss, compair, interact, question • teacher helps students connect and notice what they've learned

Cathy Seeley talks about the importance of upside-down teaching (via @JennBrokofsky)

Lisa Rogers at NCTM in front of a powerpoint slide about dot arrangements

Lisa Rogers talks subitizing during her NCTM Session (via @ReddHotMath)

Marilyn Burns NCTM Annual 2016 Math Solutions Session

Marilyn Burns talks about the importance of Twitter and blogging with teachers.

Our Math Solutions booth is always a welcoming haven from the hustle and bustle of the NCTM conference, and this year’s Peace, Love, and Math hangout was no exception. Teachers who stopped by were able to take a breather on our groovy couch and listen to some far out 60’s and 70’s tunes with our Silent disco headphones.

 

NCTM guests in groovy 60s clothes listening to music

We had the perfect spot to rock out to some 60’s music!

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What a groovy music lounge!

 

Everyone gets the conference munchies at some point – so we had plenty of smoothies and cookies on hand to keep the energy level up!

 

NCTM Annual smoothies Math Solutions booth

Peace, Love, Math…..and SMOOTHIES!

Smoothies NCTM Annual Math Solutions

Yummmmm! Passion fruit smoothies ready to refresh our booth visitors.

Cookies Math Solutions Booth NCTM Annual

Smell that groovy cookie goodness!

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Far out! Look at that line for our cookies!

Our professional development team showed up in their grooviest outfits, ready to chat math and play games with teachers! We had three in-booth activities for teachers – The Game of Pig, Pathways: Multiplication, and a Fractions Number Talk.

 

Patty and LeVada at NCTM 2016

Patty Clark and LaVada Gray show off their groovy threads in our booth!

NCTM Annual Math Solutions groovy games available in our booth: The Game of Pig, Pathways: Multiplication, and our Number Talks!

Very cool Number Talks going on in our booth!

NCTM Annual Math Solutions groovy games available in our booth: The Game of Pig, Pathways: Multiplication, and our Number Talks!

We had some far out activities for teachers: The Game of Pig, Pathways: Multiplication, and our Fractions Number Talk!

Those teachers who stopped by our booth and played all three of our games had the chance to win one of our many raffles and score fun prizes like books, posters, Google Chromebooks!

 

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We spread the love by giving away several Google Chromebooks.

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It pays to play! About Teaching Mathematics is a sweet prize!

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This lucky raffle winner walked away with a Talk Moves poster!

NCTM Annual Math Solutions Google Chromebook Raffle WInner

Spreading the love with a Google Chromebook raffle!

NCTM Annual Math Solutions Google Chromebook Raffle WInner

Another happy Google Chromebook raffle winner!

Another book raffle winner!

We love seeing teachers win our book raffles!

We had plenty of groovy swag to give away to teachers who stopped by as well.

 

NCTM Annual 2016 Math solutions booth swag

We had Number Talks excerpts and more cool swag to snag in our booth!

NCTM Annual 2016 Math Solutions buttons

Wear your love for math on your sleeve with one of our groovy buttons!

If you missed the chance to get a Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages excerpt booklet in our booth, make sure to check it out online. We are accepting pre-orders now!

 

Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages by Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick

Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages by Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick

 

Our Peace, Love, and Math bus photo booth was a huge hit! Teachers stopped by to snag a photo souvenir of their time in our booth, where Haight-Ashbury attitudes and math love collided.

 

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So many teachers stopped by #ShowMathLove and ride our Peace, Love, and Math bus!

Our Facebook #ShowMathLove raffle gave teachers a chance to show off their picture on social media and win a Google Chromebook in the process. Congratulations to Tracie Kunkel, our winner!

 

ShowMathLove raffle winner NCTM Annual 2016 Math Solutions

Congratulations to Tracie Kunkel, our #ShowMathLove winner!

Our Math Solutions authors stopped by the booth for a meet and greet with teachers, and they couldn’t resist our Peace, Love, and Math bus!

 

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Our Math Solutions take a groovy ride with their books!

Marilyn Burns NCTM Annual 2016 Math Solutions booth

Marilyn Burns rides our Peace, Love, and Math bus!

If you missed the chance to take advantage of our 50% NCTM special discount on books in person (or if your suitcase wouldn’t fit all the books you had your eye on), we’ve got you covered! We’re extending our sweet NCTM deal in our online store through May 13th.

Just use code NCTM16 at check out, and have the grooviest math resources sent right to your door!

 

NCTM Math Solutions 50 percent off Discount

We had such a fun NCTM Annual! We hope to see you all in San Antonio next year!

 

NCTM Team

That’s a wrap for Math Solutions NCTM Annual 2016 – until next year!

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