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Monday, December 3 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Encouraging Productive Struggle (Middle Grades)

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Every child knows how to persevere, but many are inhibited by the fear and anxiety of getting wrong answers and in turn getting bad grades. Learn 5 key design principles that video game designers use to encourage productive struggle that math teachers can use immediately to make math irresistible. Middle school teachers will experience exactly how these principles can be applied to mathematics first hand as they tackle challenging problems in the session. The session will also feature use of technology to help teachers share student thinking.

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Raj Shah

Founder and CEO, Math Plus Academy
Dr. Shah is a life-long math enthusiast who earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois. After working nine years at Intel, Dr. Shah quit his job in 2008 to pursue his passion of introducing kids to the wonder of mathematics and teaching them to think rather than just... Read More →

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Lori Coonfield

McGraw-Hill Education

Monday December 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EST