Going Beyond Computation: Challenge and Engage Your Talented Primary Students with High-Level Number Games

Friday, November 10
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 213 BC

Young students come to school fascinated with numbers, but they often are not sufficiently challenged during instruction. This is especially true for our talented students. Come investigate research-based activities from the NAGC award-winning Project M^2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians series that raise the bar in learning number concepts and ignite a love of learning mathematics. We explore a variety of number games from two new M^2 units focused on developing number sense and connecting number concepts to algebraic thinking. Each activity goes beyond playing the game to a rich analysis of the math behind the game through student discussions and writing.

Katherine Gavin

Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

Katherine Gavin has over 30 years of experience in education as a mathematics teacher, math district coordinator, elementary assistant principal, and Associate Professor at the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut. The focus of her research is the development and evaluation of advanced math curriculum. She is director of Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds and is senior author on these innovative, NAGC award-winning math curriculum units for talented elementary students. She is also director and senior author on the NSF Project M2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians curriculum units for primary students. Kathy is co-author of a new CCSS-aligned middle school math curriculum, Math Innovations. She is the author of Identifying and Nurturing Math Talent, part of The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education and has published numerous articles and book chapters on gifted mathematics education. She works with teachers nationally and internationally who are interested in developing mathematical thinking and talent in their students.


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Linda JENSEN. Sheffield

Regents Professor Emerita
Northern Kentucky University

Linda Sheffield, Ph. D. (;, Regents Professor Emerita of Mathematics Education at Northern Kentucky University and founding director of the Kentucky Center of Mathematics, is a co-author of Math Innovations, a middle grades mathematics series as well as the Javits-funded Project M^3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds and the NSF Project M^2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians, two series of units for advanced elementary and primary students. She was vice president of the International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (MCG), a leader of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) STEM Network, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Special Interest Group on Mathematically Promising, was chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Task Force on Promising Students, and is past president of the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). Among the over 50 books that she has authored, co-authored, or edited are the NAGC/NCTM/NCSM book Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners; the NCTM/NAGC/AMLE book The Peak in the Middle; Extending the Challenge in Mathematics; Awesome Math Problems for Creative Thinking; the PreK–2 NCTM Navigations series; and math methods books for early childhood, elementary and middle school teachers. She has conducted seminars for educators, parents and students across the United States and in over twenty other countries with an emphasis on helping students develop their mathematical creativity, promise, talents and abilities to the fullest extent possible.


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