Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement – Libo Valencia
How many of our students truly enjoy math class? Is math class only enjoyable for students who perform well on it? Are you sure? In this session, we will explore some ideas in how to facilitate #MathPlay in the classroom creating a more enjoyable math experience for all our learners. Learn how effective #MathPlay can lead to deeper understanding and students taking ownership over their learning.
About Libo Valencia
Mathematics Educator and Author
Libo Valencia is a mathematics teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY. He is an adjunct lecturer at his alma mater CUNY Lehman College and also enjoys teaching at the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Mercy College. With fifteen years of experience, Libo is a passionate educator who strongly believes that understanding mathematics can help all students develop critical thinking and problemsolving skills that can be utilized beyond the classroom. Libo is known for his constant use of different technologies to engage his students by bringing math concepts to life. As a mathematics educator, Libo has taught a wide range of subjects, from remedial algebra classes to upperlevel calculus. He is committed to helping spread the joy of mathematics through #MathPlay, Libo wholeheartedly believes that facilitating #MathPlay helps students develop a deeper appreciation for math and empowers them to better understand it.

Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement â€“ Discussion
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