Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University

Saturday Series

Note with

Join the ISU- Regional Math Center specialists on a series of Saturday workshops throughout the school year. "In an excellent mathematics program, educators hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for the mathematical success of every student and for personal and collective professional growth toward effective teaching and learning of mathematics." -Principles to Actions, p99

Developing Number Sense with Number Talks

Title: Developing Number Sense with Number Talks

Description:
What are Number Talks?

  • A 5-15 minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.
  • The best part of a teacher's day!

Join the Regional Math Specialists to learn how to implement this classroom routine to understand: - how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; - how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and - how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Dates, Times, and Locations: 

  • September 19, 2020 9:00a-4:00p, Idaho Falls
  • February 20, 2021, 9:00-4:00, Pocatello

Presenters:
Angie Godfrey: Whole Number Computation Number Talks
Veronica Blackham: Fractions, Decimals, Percents
Jason Libberton: Using Number Talks in Secondary

Additional Information:

  • 1 hour break for lunch
  • Participants may attend one or all of the Saturday Series workshops
  • Capacity: 200 participants
  • 1 Optional PD Credit will be available 

(Optional Credit) Requirements: Coming soon!

Additional Resources
Number Talks Build Numerical Reasoning, an article by Sherry Parrish
Cathy Humphreys Teaching a Number Talk
Making Number Talks Matter
Jo Boaler - Number Sense

Register For Pocatello

Register for Idaho Falls

Using Technology to Facilitate Mathematical Reasoning

Title: Using Technology to Facilitate Mathematical Reasoning

Description: "An excellent mathematics program integrates the use of mathematical tools and technology as essential resources to help students learn and make sense of mathematical ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their mathematical thinking." (Principles to Actions) This full-day workshop will introduce participants to two free resources that help teachers give students meaningful feedback, connect students, and build mathematical reasoning.

Dates, Times, and Locations: 

  • November 7, 2020, 9:00-4:00, Pocatello
  • March 6, 2021, 9:00-4:00, Idaho Falls

Presenters:
Angie Godfrey: Desmos in Elementary
Veronica Blackham: Geogebra in 6-12
Jason Libberton: Desmos in 6-12

Additional Information:

  • 1 hour break for lunch
  • Participants may attend one or all of the Saturday Series workshops
  • Capacity: 200 participants
  • 1 Optional PD Credit will be available 

(Optional Credit) Requirements: Coming soon!

Additional Resources
About Desmos

About Geogebra

Register for Pocatello

Register for Idaho Falls