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Welcome to the 2015 MidSchoolMath National Conference!
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Saturday, February 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Iditarod: The 1925 Serum Run LIMITED

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This session presents an interactive math story project, designed for 6th grade students. You'll experience this innovative story problem, see how math problems and practice standards can be incorporated throughout a rich, immersive story, and be inspired to use math story projects in your classroom. 

In 1925 the people of Nome, Alaska were suffering, and dying, from a terrible outbreak of Diphtheria. The only antiserum available was over 540 miles away in Anchorage, Alaska. Because there was a terrible blizzard at this time the only means of getting the serum to Nome was by dog sled. In this interactive activity, students play the role of the musher (dogsled driver). After being “debriefed” on the situation through a narrated slide show with video, students are given a map of Alaska and must calculate the best route to take in order to get the serum to its destination in time. Along the way, students encounter different obstacles that require them to use higher order thinking skills,  critique mathematical reasoning, and most importantly, apply their own math skills to solve the problem. 



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Ashley Kendall

6th Grade Teacher, Carlos Gilbert Elementary
After receiving my Masters in Teaching and Learning from the University of Oregon, I have been happily teaching for the last six years. I have worked at two amazing schools, one in the South Valley of Albuquerque and one here in Santa Fe. My favorite part of being an educator is figuring out what makes my students engaged and enthusiastic about their learning. I feel fortunate to work in a field where I am able to be creative, collaborate with... Read More →


Saturday February 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Lamy Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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