The California Mathematics Council-South (CMC-S) 59th Annual Mathematics Conference was held on November 2-3, 2018 in Palm Springs, and Geometiles had a wonderful time there!
It was great to talk with dozens of innovative, bright and caring teachers, see many of our current clients who successfully use Geometiles in their classrooms, and meet new colleagues.
Meet the Gumby saguaro, just over 5’ tall, complete with flowers, all made of Geometiles. A great addition to our CMC-S booth.
“CMC-S has a great spirit to it that is fitting to the spirit of Palm Springs,” said Yana Mohanty, PhD, the inventor of Geometiles and educator. “Many high-quality math teachers drive to Palm Springs from all over the state to learn things that will be discussed on national level conferences later in the academic year.”
CMC-South features a certain newness of ideas to it. And it is also pure math fun. This year teachers took part in a version of The Amazing Race with Geometiles providing one of the challenges.
Yana Mohanty presented two talks:
A GEOMETRIC JOURNAL: MATHEMATICAL MODELS AS MEMENTOS
Let your students’ next journal take the form of a 3D model. Shapes will replace words as they describe an object by modeling it with a few types of polygons. This project spars creativity and naturally leads to the study of ratios, area, and volume.
MAKE YOUR OWN SOUVENIRS: STUDY SHAPES BY CONSTRUCTING THEM
Turn your students’ next field trip into an opportunity to delve into the heart of elementary geometry standards: composing and decomposing shapes. Given a few types of polygons, they will construct a model of an object they saw during their trip.
Thank you to everyone who attended the talks and stopped at our booth. Please email us to say hi or ask any questions you may have.