Exhibitor Workshop

Challenge and Engage Your Mathematically Talented Students with Projects M2, M3 and Math Innovations (K-8)

Friday, November 10
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 208 A

Do your kids get excited about Math? These kids do! Participants will be engaged in activities from three NAGC award-winning curriculum resources that nurture mathematical talent and foster a love of mathematics for students. With these units, students think deeply about the mathematics by engaging in mathematical discussions and in-depth written explanations to justify their reasoning. The curriculum showcased includes Project M2, a National Science Foundation project producing advanced geometry, measurement, and number units for all K-2 students; Project M3, a U. S. Department of Education grants project for Grades 3-6 students currently in use in all 50 states; and a sequence from Math Innovations (MI) curriculum for advanced students preparing for algebra in middle school. Free take home activities and drawings for complementary units.

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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Jerilyn Hilse

Gifted Curriculum Sales Coordinator
Kendall Hunt

Jerilyn started her career path at the University of South Florida where she received her BA in education. Jerilyn started teaching in Cape Coral, FL for 10 years in grades 1-12. She then spent 9 years teaching in the elementary grades after moving to NC.

Jerilyn has been awarded teacher of year, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, and is currently a National Board Certified Teacher. In addition, she has her Gifted Ed certification.

Jerilyn now works for Kendall Hunt Publishing as a Gifted Curriculum Sales Coordinator. She utilizes her classroom experience by working directly with school districts, Gifted and Talented coordinators and teachers, both throughout the U.S. and internationally. Jerilyn concentrates her time on Kendall Hunt’s William & Mary, Project M2, and Project M3 curriculum as well as providing advice on how to assist students within the gifted programs. Jerilyn enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 2 daughters, cooking, traveling and volunteering at her church.


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