NCTM Is Here!

And I feel out of the loop. Been swamped recently with work, some life changes, stuff, thing. Have barely touched Twitter the past few weeks. But here’s what I’m looking forward to, and where you could find me, because if you’ve found yourself in this corner of the internet I probably want to meet you.

Social Events

Math game night, Wednesday after the opening keynote:
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Second, Mathalicious & Desmos host happy hour (even though happy hours are illegal in Mass) and trivia. Central Wharf, 7pm. Event is here. Will definitely be by far the best time anyone has in Boston the next few days.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening: (will be awesome)

Ignite!, 3:30 – 4:30, Ballroom East. All the best people around will be there

walk straight to Shadow Con so I can get a good seat…
Shadow Con, 5:00 – 6:30, 258A. Literally better than anything else happening at the conference. Sorry, Jo Boaler, I’m skipping your session for the second straight year because this will be even better.
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And then trivia with Mathalicious and Desmos. Sounds like the best 6+ hours possible. I can’t wait, see you all there.

The MTBoS folk at NCTM:

Are in this spreadsheet, which you should check out. Lots of sessions there I will be dropping by. There is also a MTBoS booth. If you have made your way to this blog, I’m sure you know all about it, but come by and show your support, or share the love with someone new.

Other sessions I will be attending:

Ok there are a ton I would love to go to. And plenty that are conflicts with each other, because NCTM apparently thinks it’s a good idea to schedule Dan Meyer and Deborah Ball at the same time. What????? Oh and I’m teaching Thursday morning. But here are the talks I am planning to be at.

Here goes:
#2, W 5:30 – 7:00, Grand Ballroom. Elizabeth Green — Building a Better Teacher (opening session)

#187, Th 12:30 – 1:30, Grand Ballroom B. Robert Kaplinsky — Motivating Our Students with Real World Problem-Based Lessons

#216, Th 1:00 – 2:15, 156 A/B. Andrew Stadel — Getting Students to Argue in Class with Number Sense Activities

#241, Th 2:00 – 3:00, 106. Max Ray — Slowing Down and Making Sense: Launching and Exploring Rich Problems

#287, Th 3:30 – 4:30, Ballroom East. Ignite.

#363, Fr 9:30 – 10:30, Ballroom West. Dan Meyer — Fake World Math: When Mathematical Modeling Goes Wrong

#445, Fr 11:30 – 12:00, 206 A/B. Tina Cardone & Ashli Black — Nix the Tricks

#539, Fr 2:00 – 3:00, 211. Matt Lane & Karim Ani — Teaching Middle School Math Through Real-World Topics

#575, Fr 3:30 – 4:30, Ballroom East. Steve Leinwand — 10 To-Dos for Converting Principles to Actions into Tangible Improvements

I know there are some nontrivial conflicts in there. And lots more I’m leaving out because of conflicts. Karim’s other session. Deborah Ball. Jo Boaler. Michael Pershan. Ed Nolan. And plenty more I wish I could be at. But there’s some great stuff happening the next few days, and I’m pretty happy I will be at NCTM for the second year in a row. Drop a line if you will be there so we can meet up, and hopefully I will get around to posting some recaps soon. Happy NCTM!

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