Math In Action 2013

Math in Action 2013
Strategies for Student Success

Saturday, February 9, 2013

7:30 am  4:00 pm

Mackinac Hall, Allendale Campus

(Note location and day of week.)

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI 49401


Online registration for this event is now closed.

Download a mail-in registration form (PDF, 1.4MB)

Download this year's program here (PDF, 514Kb)

Links to slides and other conference materials:

Conference Highlights:

Math in Action is of interest to K12 inservice and prospective teachers of mathematics; curriculum directors; administrators; parents; and college and university mathematics education, mathematics, statistics, and education faculty. The conference features five concurrent interactive sessions. During sessions, participants engage in hands-on activities they can use with their own students in learning mathematics. SB-CEUs will be available for most sessions.

Conference fee is $30 and includes coffee, tea, and ice water in the morning and lunch.

Registration for 0.5 SB-CEUs: Registration is on February 9th during conference registration (7:308:30 AM). PLEASE NOTE: Each session is worth 0.1 credit and you MUST attend 5 sessions. To be eligible for 0.1 credit for a session, you must attend the full session. Sessions begin at 8:30 AM. Plan to arrive early to complete SB-CEU registration. If you earned SB-CEU credit in 2012 for a session that is being offered in 2013, you may not earn SB-CEU credit for the same session in 2013.

Future Mailing: (A brochure announcing the full program for the conference will be distributed to area teachers, administrators, mathematics teacher educators, and mathematicians in early December 2012. To be added to our mailing list, please contact Math in Action, Email is preferred though a limited number of paper copies will be available. Please support our efforts to keep conference fees low while also preserving the environment in reducing paper use.

Speaker Proposals: Proposals for sessions are being sought with a firm deadline of October 5, 2012.

Of particular interest are sessions that focus on implementation and assessment related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including:

· The CCSS Mathematical Practices

· Intricacies in CCSS that teachers need to know

· Transitions in the Common Core

· GLCEs/HSCEs versus CCSS, crosswalks and comparisons

· Common Core tools and word press

· Vocabulary Strategies

· What the assessments will be like

In addition, sessions are being sought to address the following topics:

· Lenses on Learning

· Formative Assessment

· Curriculum Crafters

· Problem-Based Learning

· Geogebra

· Iteration (measurement)

· Adventures with Mathematics

· Strategies for Arithmetic

· Early topics in Probability and Statistics (e.g. Dot Plot)

· Ratios, Fractions

· Modeling

Also of interest are sessions that address uses of particular technology to develop conceptual understanding of specific mathematics content. In particular, sessions sharing the use of the following technologies in K-12 school settings are being sought:

· iPads

· Graphing calculators

· Laptop or tablet computers

· Smartboards with tablet computer technology

Please plan sessions that are interactive and that provide teachers with materials (electronic or paper versions) to be used with their students in classrooms. The title should be descriptive of the content of the presentation. Abstracts must indicate the specific mathematical content to be addressed and the particular pedagogy or tools to be used in the session.

Speaker Proposal Form:

Questions: (For further information, please email conference co-chairs Charlene Beckmann at or Firas Hindeleh at