Mathematical Openers

Starting class with a 5 - 10 minute opener is a simple change, but it can have profound consequences. Learn how Number Talks, Unit Chats, Fraction Talks, Puzzles & Games, and other routines can encourage students to begin thinking the moment they walk into the room.

Target Audience

3-5 & 6-7


Friday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room Emerald C (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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  • Daniel Finkel

    Dan Finkel is the Founder of Math for Love, a Seattle-based organization devoted to transforming how math is taught and learned. Dan develops curriculum, leads teacher workshops, and gives talks on mathematics and education nationally and internationally. His TEDx Talk, 5 Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching, has been viewed over a million times. Dan’s curriculum has been used by thousands of students, and is known for its combination of rigor and play. The math games he co-created with his wife, Katherine Cook, have won over 20 awards. They include Prime Climb, Tiny Polka Dot, and Multiplication by Heart.