The Math Vault is a way to deepen teachers’ understanding of the mathematics content through a rich problem based task.

# Author Archives: Jennifer Suh

## Burning Candle Task

**The Task**

There are two popular stores that sell expensive candles in the area. Candles R Us sells a candle that will burn for 4 hours. Candle-mania sells a candle that will burn for 5 hours.

After how many hours will one candle be 3 times the size of the other?

Lesson Plan burning-candle-problem

Blackline master burning-candle-blackline-master

Student Strategies burning-candle-student-work

## Proportional Reasoning

## Analyzing Student Work

## GMU IMMERSION Team Present at the 1st SIAM Education Conference

### Saturday, October 1

## MS12

Implementing Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades and Beyond

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

*Room: Assembly E – Fifth Level*

Mathematical modeling is an important topic of study and mathematical practice in the newly adopted Common Core State Standards in grades K-12. This symposium will engage the SIAM audience in considering ways in which early introduction to mathematical modeling can promote computational thinking. Brief presentations from a team of mathematicians, math educators, teachers and undergraduate STEM scholars will demonstrate how they collaborated on Mathematical Modeling tasks in the early grades. They will share case studies of how MM enhanced the teaching and learning of mathematics by bringing in the real world context to students and enriched the learning environment.

**Organizer:** **Jennifer M. Suh**

*George Mason University, USA*

**Padmanabhan Seshaiyer**

*George Mason University, USA*

**9:30-9:55 Mathematical Modeling with Inservice Teacher Education**abstract*Spencer Jamieson*, Fairfax County Public School, USA; Jennifer M. Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA**10:00-10:25 Teachers Roles in Promoting Mathematical Modeling in the Classroom**abstract*MaryAnne Rossbach*, Fairfax County Public School, USA; Kathleen Matson, George Mason University, USA**10:30-10:55 Undergraduate Stem Scholars Inspiring Young Math Modelers**abstract*Kathleen McClane*, George Mason University, USA; Liz Taylor, Fairfax County Public School, USA**11:00-11:25 Mathematical Modeling to Promote 21st Century Skills and Computational Thinking**abstract*Jennifer M. Suh*and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA

## COMPLETE presents at the USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

April 2016

GMU COMPLETE hosted a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.