The Kannapolis Sessions

Track Listing

  1. Ticket to Ride
  2. The Water Tank
  3. Storytelling
  4. Algebra Textbook Makeover
  5. Math Stories
  6. Survey

Ticket to Ride

Ticket Roll

What interesting questions could we ask about this ticket roll?

filefileProblem Package

The Water Tank

Water Tank

What interesting questions could we ask about this water tank?

fileProblem Package

Storytelling

first act

What can the first act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?

second act

What can the second act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?

third act

What can the third act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?

Algebra Textbook Makeover

tree height problem

All of these algebra problems present their entire problem in one frame, all at once. Can you identify the first act hook? How will the problem end in the third act? Can you narrate the questions that make up the second act.

file1. Strike Zone
file2. Internet Access
file3. Tree Farm
file4. Washington Monument
file5. Volleyball Net
file6. Dog Fence
file7. Fire Truck
file8. Skid Marks
file9. Punted Football
file10. Cable Service

Math Stories

price of ink

Here are the pieces of four great conceptual math problems. Can you assemble them into a story and teach them to the class?

file1. Half Plus Seven
file2. Double or Nothing
file3. The Price of Ink
file4. The Wheelchair Ramp

Survey

Please give me some feedback on today's workshop so I can improve it for our next session. Let me know what you liked, what you disagreed with, and what you'd like to hear more about.

Speaker

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Dan Meyer taught high school mathematics from 2004 to 2010 and currently studies at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship. His professional interests are curriculum design and teacher education. His personal interests are graphic design, filmmaking, and infographics. He keeps a steady eye out for collisions between the two. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife.