iMATHination Conference 2013 Workshop Documents 

Matt McLeod has taught 6th – 8th grade math in Chicago Public Schools for 10 years using NSF funded curricula such as CMP, Math in Context and CME Project Algebra 1. His last 4 years in the classroom focused on 8th grade Algebra. Matt recently transitioned to EDC where he develops teacher resources for CME Algebra 1 and illustrative dialogs for the CCSSM Math Practices.
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Making Structure Come Alive Quick... What is 8(992  1) + 3(992  1)  11(992  1)? Seeing this as 8 of something plus 3 more of the same thing minus 11 of the same thing is a very useful and powerful technique in making our lives (and our students') much easier. In this session, we will focus on CCSS Mathematical Practice 7 by engaging in problems that promote and develop this type of thinking beginning with numbers and working through variable expressions and equations... all in 75 minutes. Hope to see you there! Making Structure Come Alive (Power Point) Making Structure Come Alive Handout
