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Math in the Real World workshop

The objective of this workshop is to talk about different ways of making abstract ideas in mathematics more real for students. Sometimes this involves using various technologies, and other times it does not. I also want to create a set of slides for my workshop so that I can respond to the potential needs of the participants who come to the workshop. In general, the idea is pedagogy first, and then asking the question, what tools (technological or other wise) can we use to address the pedagogy?

Huge hat tip to Dan Meyer for making some resources that are particularly useful in addressing some of the pedagogical ideas I'm trying to explore with participants.

Any suggestions?

About David

David is a Formative Assessment Specialist for Mathematics at New Visions for Public Schools in NYC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, Bangkok, and Vancouver before moving back to the United States. He has his Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and is the co-author of a mathematics textbook. He has been published in ISTE's Leading and Learning, Educational Technology Solutions, The Software Developers Journal, The Bangkok Post and Edutopia. He blogs with the Cooperative Catalyst, and is the Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia. He has also helped organize the first Edcamp in Canada, and TEDxKIDS@BC.


Dave, I found this site from your submissions on I enjoyed this presentation. I especially like how your pulling together multiple ideas and making them your own in regards to student learning. Great work!

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