Opening the Candy Store: Advanced Math For Everybody – March 22nd Webinar
Many of the challenges faced by society today – medical decisions, economic policies and choices, much of the workings of democracy itself – can only be truly understood and addressed via the conceptual tools of advanced mathematics. These issues impact student lives now, and will do so to an even greater extent in the foreseeable future. In this webinar we will explore how to use math software to make advanced mathematical thinking – the “Math Candy Store” – available to all students, regardless of their chosen career path. We will see how this approach makes advanced math into something that can be read and understood by everyone with the assistance of software tools, in much the same way that complex texts might be read with the assistance of a dictionary or an encyclopedia. We will construct a toolset by merging software available on the MLTI image with online resources, and show practical examples in action.
As highlighted by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in its Common Core Toolkit, the Common Core State Standards should be considered a “floor” when it comes to expectations for student performance in the 21st century. We will look at the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that define the “candy store floor”, and see how to build a coherent and powerful curricular approach upon that foundation.
I hope you can join us on Thursday, March 22 at 3:15pm or 7:15pm. Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.