The 52nd Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference was held Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th in Bellevue, Washington. This conference brings together mathematics teachers from all levels of primary, secondary, and undergraduate education to learn and share about mathematics and pedagogy. Next year, it will be in Portland, Oregon. Check the website for details as they become available.Some of the speakers have given their slides to committee members to post, so that others can cite their presentations accurately.
- Joe Willhoft - Common Core Assessments
- Steve Leinwand - Now That It Is Clear That Common Core Is Not
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- Greta Bornemann - Washington State's Perspective on Transitioning to the Common Core Standards for Math: Resources
- Julie Aguirre - Engaging Parents to Support Positive Math Learning And Identity (slides)  (list of resources)
- Virginia Erion - Facilitating the Learning of Fractions and Operations w/ Simple Manipulatives You Have (slides)   (article)
- Ilana Horn - Mathematics Teachers Learning Together (Youtube video)
- Eric Knuth - Laying a Foundation for Proving: Fostering Mathematical Curiosity, Sense Making, and Reasoning
- Karl Kuhn - Accuracy & Precision Limitations to Testing (link to slides)  Research report
- Deborah Lane - The Role of Representation
- Deborah Lane - Tape Diagrams - Huh?
- Jim Miller - Strips of Paper Challenge the Way to Teach Factoring Trinomials (slides)   Factor Strips
- Huong Nguyen - Effectiveness of Standard Based Grading on Algebra 1 EOC
The Northwest Mathematics Conference has an excellent reputation based on quality and diversity of presenters. Participants learn ways to engage all students in doing important mathematics. There is a focus on technology and STEM education. Appropriately, this year the conference provided multiple opportunities to learn about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with a focus on K 12 mathematics content, practices, and assessment. attached hexa-tetraflexagon puzzle, designed by Joyce Frost and Christy Frary.
You can watch a Youtube video showing how to assemble the puzzle or download the video. Go to the following website for extra help with directions! http://momath.org/home/flexagon/.