Virginia Council of Math Teachers 2019

We am delighted to be presenting 2 sessions at VCTM this year! The resources from each session are below. Contact us if you have any additional questions @

Gamification of the Math Classroom with Grid Games

March 8, 2019, 8:30 AM  – 9:45 AM,  Blackwell Table Talk

Grid games can easily (and inexpensively) support the development of math skills and concepts across domains, while promoting discourse, collaboration and engagement. Learn how to move beyond the worksheet and still help your students become more proficient, while being engaged in math.

Slide Deck

Session Handout

Gamification Flyer

Session Handout (extended version)

Link to section with entire book

IS EQUAL GROUPINGS IT? Multiplication Using Tools, Models, and Strategies

March 8, 2019, 2:00 PM  – 3:15 PM, Ruffner 116

Repeated addition. Equal groupings. Distributive property. Teaching multiplication should not be string of ways to solve problem with leaps from one strategy to the next. This presentation outlines tools, models, and strategies to help teachers identify and choose appropriate pathways based upon where students are, opposed to where the textbook is.

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