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Thursday, November 16 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
2C: Unleash Potential with Creative Math Instruction.

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“Think deeply about simple things.” That’s the advice professor Arnold Ross of Ohio State University has for all of us. The most complex and enjoyable mathematical explorations begin with simple concepts that are mined for their richness and elegance. It is much more critical to add depth and complexity than to move quickly through textbooks.

How does one take a simple concept like 5+4=9 and motivate highly capable students to think deeply? Through creative math and innovative teaching!

In this session, attendees will be shown how to keep math exciting and challenging through digging deeper rather than by going faster. Most examples and resources are for teachers of students in gr. 3-6.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Expand toolbox to extend math challenges for students with high math aptitude and interest
  • Leave with resources and ideas to expand teaching practices

Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Balistreri

Ulrike Balistreri

G/T Coordinator, Kimberly Area School District
My name is Ulrike Balistreri and I am the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and resource teacher for students in grades 5-8. This is my 22nd year working with gifted students and their teachers in the Kimberly School District. Before that, I taught for several years in the regular... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Zaletel

Kelly Zaletel

G/T Coordinator, Kimberly Area School District
My journey as an educator of gifted and talented students began at a gifted magnet school fresh out of college quite some time ago. At the time, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to further my education through master's level coursework in gifted education. My first teac... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Wilderness Ballroom 4