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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

627- Punz and Puzzles: Creating Environments Where Laughing and Learning Coexist

Saturday, April 12, 2014: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
214 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
G. Patrick Vennebush

Puzzles motivate students more than story problems. Humor reduces anxiety and provokes thought. Using both can help to foster an environment where students are willing to take risks. Come share a fun hour with the author of Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, and learn how and why humor can improve your classroom. Be ready to laugh your asymptote off!

Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session
Grade Band Audience: General Interest/All Audiences