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OAME 2017: The Beauty of Elementary Mathematics


Real Objects to Concrete Manipulatives to Visuals

How Little I Knew About Counting, Quantity and The Concreteness Fading Model St. Lawrence College - Kingston, Ontario Earlier today I had an opportunity to speak for 5 minutes during the OAME 2017 Conference during a session where each presenter has exactly 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds for a total of 5 minutes to discuss an educational topic of their choice. While most presenters would agree that being asked to do a talk like this is an honour, it can also feel like a curse. The constraints of slides and time really do create a pressure that is difficult to match in other presentation formats. But, just like last year, I felt a sense of accomplishment after doing the talk. Feel free to watch my talk or check out ...


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Making Grade 9 Math Tasks Contextual


OAME 2016 Making Grade 9 Tasks Contextual

Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators (OAME) 2016 May 6th, 2016 Co-presented by: Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce Embark on a journey to experience lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance. Break away from direct instruction and empower students with resources that “uncover” curriculum instead of “cover” curriculum. This session will focus on making grade 9 math tasks contextual, visual and concrete to leverage the natural curiosity of our students through the use of iPads, iBooks and iTunes U. Slide Deck OAME 2016 - Making Grade 9 Math Tasks Contextual from Kyle Pearce Resources Related to This Session: [threeactshortcode the_query="post_type=rea...


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COMA Fall Social


Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Concrete - OAME COMA Fall Social 2015

COMA Fall Social - Ottawa, Ontario Thursday October 1st, 2015 Thanks for allowing me to learn with you today at the COMA Fall Social as we explore Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Concrete! Here are resources related to our learning from today: Slide Decks SLIDE DECK: Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Concrete View the slide deck online by clicking below: View and download the Slide Deck in PDF Form here. Math Tasks Explored: [threeactshortcode the_query="post_type=realworldmath&p=13552"] [threeactshortcode the_query="post_type=realworldmath&p=13681"] [threeactshortcode the_query="post_type=realworldmath&p=13730"] The Stacking Paper Tasks are also available on iOS as a multi-touch book for iBooks: Grab It! Learn ...


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Unmasking Education’s Biggest Buzzword


Unmasking Education's Biggest Buzzword - Ignite Session OAME 2015

From the OAME 2015 Ignite Session Humber College - Toronto, Ontario Friday May 8th, 2015 Earlier this month, I participated in my first ever Ignite Session at the OAME 2015 Annual Conference. If you've never watched an Ignite Session, they are essentially short talks where the speaker has exactly 5 minutes to get their point across. Seems pretty simple, but they also throw in this twist that you are also restricted to exactly 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. I've seen some pretty awesome Ignite Sessions online, so I was pretty nervous to put my own together for my first go. My Ignite focused on Unmasking Education's Biggest Buzzword and you can check out the footage below or jump to the slides and presenter notes. ...


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Join the Circle! #OAMEchat During @OAME2015


OAMEchat 2015 Twitter Chat Graphic

Join the Discussion During The OAME Annual Conference! A couple weeks ago, Jim Pai tossed out the idea of creating a Twitter Chat that will run in the style of #slowmathchat by Michael Fenton. A group of Ontario Math Educators including Jon Orr, Matthew Oldridge, Amy Lin, Mary Bourassa and myself jumped on-board. If you are unfamiliar with #slowmathchat, be sure to check out Michael Fenton's post outlining how it works. The #OAMEchat Focus As mentioned, we will be following the #slowmathchat model by Tweeting out questions throughout the OAME Annual Conference to encourage: People sharing their experiences from OAME People sharing their thoughts on their experiences from OAME People sharing their reflections on their t...


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Highlights of OAME 2013 Toronto – Think BIG


OAME 2013 Think Big

Keynote: Stephen Lewis Education: The World's Greatest Force for Good During this OAME 2013 Keynote, Stephen Lewis explains how our daily work as an educator has a profound effect on both our current students and the world in which they live. He highlights the powerful impact that educators have in every part of the world and the way in which education transforms the lives children lead. His 60-minute keynote focused on a mix between mathematics, politics and human rights issues that exist in other parts of the world. Although the session did open my eyes to some of the horrible actions that take place routinely, including examples of countries where raping women is commonplace. Interesting and informative session, but making...


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OAME 2013 in Toronto Session


OAME 2013 Toronto

Hello and Welcome to My Session! Hello and welcome, Mathematics colleagues from across Ontario to the Tap Into Teen Minds Session at OAME 2013 in Toronto! I'm excited to share some of my recent learning with you and hope I will have an opportunity to connect and stay in contact with you moving forward! A Little About Me...   Although I know many of you from previous OAME Conferences such as 2012 in Kingston, feel free to explore my teaching and educational technology background. I encourage you to learn more about the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program as well as what I did to apply for the TLLP Grant that funded my 1:1 iPad classroom.   [caption id="attachment_2334" align="aligncenter" width="600"] View Ky...


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A Salute to Dan Meyer at OAME 2012 – Inspirational Mathematics


Yesterday, Dan Meyer was one of the keynote speakers at the OAME Annual Conference in Kingston, Ontario.  Although I had heard his name in the Twitter world and on edu-blogs on the web, I had never actually had a chance to check out the great things he is doing. Some of us may remember him from his Apple Distinguished Educator application video from a few years back: The Three Acts of a Mathematical Story His session involved Word Problems and the huge hate most students have for them.  The first act, Meyer suggests, should "Introduce the central conflict of your story/task clearly, visually, viscerally, using as few words as possible."  He suggests giving some sort of visual, maybe a photo, to get students to see what it is we are a...


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Explain Everything iPad Video App – Create Classroom Videos


While at the OAME 2012 Annual Conference, I took some time to hang out with Alex Shum and Michael Ruscitti who presented a tutorial for the iPad app, Explain Everything. The best part of having iPads in my classroom is the fact that there is an unlimited number of uses for them in the classroom.  At the same time, the worst part of having iPads in my classroom is the fact that there is an unlimited number of uses for the classroom.  After attending an Apple Educators workshop in London, Ontario, I downloaded the Explain Everything app, but I have yet to put it to use simply due to a lack of time!  There are so many benefits to having the iPad in the classroom, yet the biggest problem is WHEN and WHERE to apply them.  While many teach...


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