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Friday, February 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Math Snacks: What does research say about game-based learning for learning mathematics? FULL

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You migt be interested in attending Math at the Core: PBS Learning Media or Math Munch instead, as both of these sessions explore an extensive math resource website. 

In recent years, teachers have shown an interest in using games in the classroom as an approach to motivating lower-performing students. In fact, after surveying 500 teachers about the use of games in the classroom, 70% of teachers agree that using digital games increases motivation and engagement with content and curriculum (Ganz, 2012). Math Snacks (www.mathsnacks.org) is an intervention that uses games-based learning as an approach to learning conceptual mathematics. A group of mathematicians, mathematics educators, researchers, and game developers at New Mexico State University (NMSU) worked together to develop and test 11 animations and games that address conceptual gaps in the areas of fractions, decimals, ratio/proportion, and number system concepts.

This session will consist of an interactive workshop in which teachers will engage in: learning about the research findings from the Math Snacks Intervention; “doing” mathematics through the enactment of a Math Snacks math lesson; and exploring the free, online math snacks website.

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Sara Morales

Researcher, New Mexico State University
Sara Morales is a native of Puerto Rico, has taught for the Hawaii Department of Education, the Department of Education in Florida, and the New Mexico Public Education Department. She is a former middle school math teacher with commitment to enhancing learning for all students. As an ELL student herself, she is passionate about advocating for under-represented populations. During the last five years she has been a part of the research team for... Read More →
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Karen Trujillo

Research Faculty, Co-PI, New Mexico State University
Dr. Karen Trujillo is the Director of K-12 Outreach for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at New Mexico State University. She is a Co-PI for the new NSF funded Math Snacks Algebra grant. She has been a teacher, a principal, a professional development specialist, and a grant coordinator in NM for the past 20 years. Karen is also the state director of Educators Rising NM, a GROW YOUR OWN TEACHERS, student organization. Despite this role... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Peralta Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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