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Thursday, March 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Transforming Blind Procedures into Meaningful Math FULL

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For many students today, mathematics has become a collection of blind procedures to be used to solve meaningless problems.  Jamie York, Waldorf Math Educator and Author, will demonstrate how several different math problems can be taught in a way that avoids the typical “blind procedure” approach, and instead engenders deep understanding and better problem solving skills.  The problems investigated will include: the four ratios of Pi‚ making the dreaded train problem come alive, and the wonder of perfect numbers.

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Jamie York

Math Department Chair, Shining Mount Waldorf School
Jamie is a middle and high school mathematics teacher at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado where he has taught since 1994. He grew up in New England, began his teaching career at a college prep boarding school in New Hampshire, and has also taught at a university... Read More →

Thursday March 27, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Sweeney B Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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