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Welcome to the 2015 MidSchoolMath National Conference!
For more information about the conference, please visit www.midschoolmath.com. Ample space is available in all sessions at the present time!  

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Friday, February 27 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Problems Picante: Seeing Stars! FILLING

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This hands-on, interactive session will focus on a selection of mathematically rich problems that promote perseverance, creativity, cooperation, and connection making. Particular focus will be given to the exploration of n-pointed stars with additional non-routine problems presented as time allows.

Each problem addresses Common Core Standards for Mathematics with particular emphasis on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will work together to develop solutions and discover underlying mathematical concepts. The n-pointed stars activity will illustrate geometry and number theory standards. All eight mathematical practices will be identified and emphasized throughout the session.


Presenters
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Thomas Evitts

Professor, Shippensburg University
Tom Evitts is a mathematics teacher educator at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches mathematics and pedagogy to future teachers. He is a frequent presenter at NCTM annual and regional meetings and a returning presenter to the MidSchoolMath Conference. Tom enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling, and eating ice cream!


Friday February 27, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Kearny Santa Fe Community Convention Center