High school math workshops focus on asking right questions

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM) is hosting eight sessions across the state this fall to allow high school math teachers to discuss “Reasoning and Sense-Making in the Classroom.”

The sessions — all of which last from 4 to 7 p.m. and offer refreshments — focus on using the Common Core state standards for math in the classroom and tactics for asking students simple questions that help them develop reasoning and problem-solving skills.

The sessions will address tasks from algebra, geometry and statistics.

The workshops cost $5 for ATOMIM members and $20 for non-members. Visit http://atomim.wildapricot.org to register for the session of your choice:

  • Oct. 13 at Poland Regional High School
  • Nov. 1 at Mountain Valley High School, Rumford
  • Nov. 4 at Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone
  • Nov. 15 at the University of Maine at Farmington
  • Nov. 17 at Falmouth Middle School
  • Date to be set for Washington Academy, Machias
  • Date and location to be set for Augusta
  • Date and location to be set for Bangor

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