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Saturday, February 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Box Lunch: Sponsored by EMPIRES and MidSchoolMath

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Enjoy a boxed lunch, courtesy of MidSchoolMath, while Santa Fe's De Vargas Middle School share their implementation experience and preliminary research of EMPIRES. Followed by a brief presentation by Scott Laidlaw about the development of EMPIRES and the new MSM 2015 Digital Toolset that emerged from working with teachers and students in the classroom.

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Scott Laidlaw

CEO, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels, since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused his research and development on how students learn mathematics through the imagination. Scott began teaching math at a middle school where fewer than 28% of his students were proficient in math... Read More →

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Zanet Ramos-Benavidez

Teacher, DeVargas Middle School
I am coming to MidSchoolMath after having been educated that the best way to teach math is through experiential learning.  Throughout my career my training has always remained something I had struggle to implement though I full heartedly believed in it.  The demands of the day to day workings of what must be taught always seemed to supersede the method of instruction I believed would truly work.  I was carefully encouraged to be... Read More →

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Set in the dawn of civilization, students tranform into an ancient Mesopotamian "ruler" and manager the problems of their empire, such as how wide to build their granary, or the distance to trade with neighboring empires. But don't let the simplicity of the questions deceive the multi-step math challenges they represent. | | The social network takes on new meaning, as the comprehesive concepts of 7th grade math, and bride concepts for 6th and... Read More →

Saturday February 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Ballroom (Sweeney F/E) Santa Fe Community Convention Center