Connect with Open Up Resources at NCTM 2022

The NCTM 2022 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be kicking off this year on September 28 through October 1 in Los Angeles.

This four-day event will feature inspiring workshops and sessions from leading mathematics educators. The keynote speakers are experts and leaders in mathematics education, and you won’t want to miss out on the networking, games, giveaways and great ideas. What’s more, you can explore new advances, technologies and ideas in the exhibit hall while NCTM attempts the Guinness World Records title for the largest pattern block mosaic!

Be sure and attend sessions from Open Up Resources and our partners that promise to be both fun and thought-provoking. See below for sessions to include in your planner:


NCTM Conference Sessions

Thursday, 9/29 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Engaging ALL Students in Discourse with Math Language Routines
Speaker(s): Morgan Stipe and Brooke Powers

Session Description: All students deserve access to grade-level mathematics. Utilizing instructional and language routines is a key component of providing equitable access to all. Engage and discuss these routines while experiencing the major work of grades 6–8.


Thursday, 9/29 9:45AM - 11:00 AM
Multiple Representations = More Reasoning, More Sense Making, and Deeper Mathematical Understanding
Speaker: Travis Lemon

Session Description: Engage in rich tasks that surface key concepts about what it means for a function to be quadratic. The low-threshold and high-ceiling tasks that are shared will promote access and equity through the use of multiple representations. Student work and classroom video will illustrate the nature of student engagement and learning task-based learning progressions.


Thursday, 9/29: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Invite Only)
Mathematics & Music an Evening with Open Up Resources & Kiddom
Maestro’s Ocean Club, Downtown LA

Friday, 9/30: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Using Representations as a Tool for Sense Making and Justification in High School Algebra
Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Room: JW Marriott, Platinum D

Session Description: All students, especially ELLs, benefit from the use of personal representations as tools for sense making during their initial engagement in cognitively demanding tasks. They also use representations as tools for explanation, justification, and proof along a continuum of deepening mathematical understanding and more precise use of language.


Friday, 9/30: 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Advancing and Assessing Learning Gaps through Mathematical Discourse
Speaker(s): Brooke Powers and Morgan Stipe
Room: LA Convention Center, 408B

Session Description: Using the Five Practices in your classroom not only engages students in mathematical conversations but can also be a powerful tool in closing the learning gaps. Learn to use advancing and assessing questions more effectively to push learning forward in areas where students need it most.

We look forward to connecting with you at NCTM 2022!