Math education conference being held in Carterville, IL

Math education conference being held in Carterville, IL

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - The 31st annual Conference on Teaching Mathematics is scheduled for February 18 at the Hancock Conference Center on the John A. Logan College campus in Carterville, Illinois.

The conference will bring together teachers from grades pre-kindergarten through age 14 for a day of learning about the "Standards for Mathematical Practice,"  which are the areas of expertise educators seek to develop in their students in preparation for Common Core learning assessments.

Al Otto, professor emeritus at Illinois State University in Normal, is the conference luncheon speaker.

His presentation, "And What Do I Do Next?" will focus on understanding how perception of a topic as "easy" or "difficult" influences how it's taught.

Conference breakout sessions will highlight a variety of topics including the Common Core in mathematics, technology, connections between math and science, cooperative learning, content vocabulary, teaching math to young children and more.

Teachers can receive professional development units.  The cost is $80 for those who register before February 11 or $90 after that date.

The fee includes all sessions and conference materials, a continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, or for more information, visit or call 618-536-7751.

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