May Dinner Meeting

Annie Fetter
“Sense-Making, Ideas, Curiosity, and Learning”
May 10, 2019
Fountain Blue Banquets in Des Plaines

The May 10 dinner meeting is at Fountain Blue, and the Saturday morning workshop will be held at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. You must preregister for the workshops. Seats are limited, and slots will be given on a first come-first served basis.   Workshop Registration is open.

We are so fortunate to have Annie Fetter back at MMC for our next dinner meeting.  Annie has a talent for helping teachers utilize students’ natural curiosity about the world to aid in the learning of mathematics.  She helps teachers understand how students’ propensity to wonder can facilitate meaningful learning in mathematics.  This works for students young and old. As Annie said, “We know we’re supposed to be teaching math, but are we also teaching curiosity and a love of learning?  Come hear stories about art,  weaving, technology use, perseverance, and, yes, math, as well as strategies for tweaking the classroom so that you’re leveraging more and more of your students’ ideas.”  You don’t want to miss Annie sharing, “Sense-Making, Ideas, Curiosity, and Learning.”

Annie Fetter was one of the founders of the Math Forum and worked there from 1992 until it was dissolved at the end of 2017.  She worked on the project that wrote the first version of The Geometer’s Sketchpad and first met Paul Christmas when she was leading a GSP workshop at his school around 1994. She currently speaks at conferences and works with schools and districts about eliciting student thinking and how to use it to inform instruction, and the fact that students should think that math makes sense.  She reads a lot, is an unapologetic beer snob, plays bass and sings at bluegrass jams and in an all-girl band, bakes sourdough bread, and is mother to two of the best dogs a cat lover could have.

5:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Social Hour
7:00 pm Dinner & Talk
Fountain Blue Banquets & Convention Center
2300 Mannheim Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 298-3636
$43 for Members
$49 for Nonmembers
Check or cash only, at the door, please!
Reservations by Monday, February 25th, if possible
Online or 847-486-4291, day or night, leave a voicemail.