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Professional Development Options

Developing Conceptual Fluency: Problem-Solving with Addition, Subtraction & Place Value

4 Day Course

Aligned to the Common Core with a focus on the K-3 mathematics fluency, problem-solving, and place value standards.

Appropriate for teachers in grades K-3, elementary math and technology coaches, RTI and special education teachers providing intervention in grades 3-6.

Course Goals

Participants will:

  • investigate the various problem types outlined in the Common Core Math Standards.
  • develop instructional techniques and normed procedures which develop conceptual fluency and problem-solving.
  • learn how to leverage digital technology to engage students in problem solving and fluency.
  • learn how to use game-based activities to facilitate students’ discourse and application of mathematical knowledge.
  • develop instructional techniques to bridge early fluency skills to support conceptual understanding of place value through purposeful mathematical discussions.
  • design instruction that incorporates various models and procedures which develop conceptual place value with 2-digit and 3-digit addition and subtraction.
  • utilize electronic assessments designed to monitor progress of fluency, problem solving, and place value standards according to the CCSSM.
  • become familiar with the appropriate teaching trajectory involving electronic instruction and game-based activities based on the results from the assessments.

 

Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten: Developing Early Number Sense

2 Day Course

Aligned to the Common Core and state standards with a focus on the Pre-K and K fluency and early counting, including 1-1 correspondence, verbal counting and numeral recognition.

Appropriate for teachers in grades Pre-K – K, elementary math and technology coaches, RTI and special education teachers providing intervention in grades 1 – 2.

Course Goals

Participants will:

  • learn how to develop early counting strategies including 1-1 correspondence as well as verbal counting.
  • learn to use various materials to teach fluency to 5.
  • learn instructional techniques and procedures which develop conceptual fluency.
  • learn how to leverage digital technology to engage students in development of early number.
  • learn how to use game-based activities to promote mathematical discussions and develop a strong sense of imagery through a variety of representations to 5.

 

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