Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CAMT 2011

Just got home from my math conference (CAMT). I am exhausted from a five hour drive, but my heading is swimming with all the great ideas that I got this year and that I hope to implement. I went to several great sessions and several so-so session, but none were downright terrible so I feel the trip was definitely worth the effort I put into getting there.

I had two sessions that I especially enjoyed. The first one was called Algebra I and Algebra II Hodgepodge and it was put on my one of my dear readers! You can see her non-math blog here. She had so many wonderful ideas that I don't even know where to start. I think I might save them and share them as I try them. That way I can get pictures, give detailed instructions, and then reflect on how the activity turned out.

I also enjoyed another session put on by a teacher who has been a faithful attendee of my CAMT sessions over the years. This teacher goes by the name of Gdawg and he has a talent to put math concepts to rap and song form. I was so impressed by Gdawgs passion for teaching low-income, high risk students. It was so evident in his session how much he truly cares for the kids. He took one of the ideas I shared a few years ago at CAMT and put it into video form.

He also has other math DVD's which you can check out at here

If you attended CAMT, would you consider leaving me a comment. You don't even have to give your name, but I'd love your feedback!


Unknown said...

It was great to catch up with you again. :) I thoroughly enjoyed your ideas...I'm hoping not to snooze through my own review days :D

Josh H.

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

You are so sweet to mention little ol' me! :) I felt SO bad that there wasn't a microphone and I was trying to shout the whole time for the people in the back. Ugh. I am thinking of starting a math blog to document all my favorite activities b/c there are TONS more I didn't get to talk about! I will let you know if I get my act together and start it up. It would be interesting to see how you do the activities in your class too- you will probably make them even better! haha! Thanks again for saying hi- I was so excited!

SMiller said...

A friend and I presented at the STEPS session on Monday. I really enjoyed Dan Meyer's keynote and breakout sessions (even though I was familiar with a lot of it from his blog).

My favorite (non-Dan-Meyer) sessions were the "Discovery Learning in Algebra 2" (conic sections with Play-Doh!) and "Quilting in the Mathematics Classroom".

I really wanted to come to your second session (I missed the first because of STEPS), but I just couldn't justify the drive and the parking for a third day (I live in Arlington).

It was my first time at CAMT, but I really enjoyed it!

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