Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction through Children's Literature
Apr
6
4:15pm 4:15pm

Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction through Children's Literature

  • Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center (Room 005) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me with William Bintz at the NCTM Annual Meeting to talk about the use of picture books to develop deep understanding of addition and subtraction problem structures.  When the mathematics IS the story and children use manipulatives to model the situation, students connect multiple representations and engage actively with the mathematics. 

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Operations to Algorithms: Building from Repeated Reasoning
Dec
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

Operations to Algorithms: Building from Repeated Reasoning

  • Pacific Grove Middle School (Room 33) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me at CMC North to talk about making connections between conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.  How do we help students notice the things that happen over and over again and use that information to develop confidence and competence with algorithms?  We will explore both whole number and fraction operations in the session. 

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Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature
Nov
4
1:30pm 1:30pm

Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature

Join me at CMC South to talk about using children's literature and manipulatives to model addition and subtraction for young children.  We'll be mathematical storytellers as we banish naked numbers and build conceptual & contextual understanding of the underlying structure of these operations. 

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Understanding Addition and Subtraction Through Modeling
Nov
1
6:15pm 6:15pm

Understanding Addition and Subtraction Through Modeling

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (Room 105AB) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to learn about helping young children model real-world situations using addition and subtraction.  We will share tools and strategies, including manipulatives and literature, for helping young children engage with rich problems in developmentally appropriate ways.  [PreK-2 Workshop]

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Representing Fraction Operations Using a Balance
Nov
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

Representing Fraction Operations Using a Balance

  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (Franklin 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to experience a balance as a tool for modeling fraction operations.  We will model fraction comparisons, addition, and multiplication in this fast-paced, hands-on exploration.  Learn how this tool can increase student understanding.  [3-5 Burst]

NCTM Philadelphia Conference Information & Registration

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Inspire, Innovate, IGNITE!
Oct
31
8:30pm 8:30pm

Inspire, Innovate, IGNITE!

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (Ballroom B) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be inspired by leading minds of mathematics education in five minutes or less! We use an IGNITE-style approach where each speaker has a pre-timed, planned presentation of exactly five minutes. This fun and fast-paced event offers a sneak peek into all the great sessions the conference includes. Each speaker was selected for their expertise and is guaranteed to offer you inspiration and innovation in their five-minute feature presentations.

Chike Akua, Jimmie L. Davis, Matthew Larson, Sara Delano Moore, Tom Reardon, Michael Steele, & Rose Mary Zbiek

NCTM Philadelphia Conference Information & Registration

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NCTM Phoenix Regional Conference
Oct
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

NCTM Phoenix Regional Conference

Developing Mathematical Minds through Modeling and Rich Tasks

Join us to learn about helping young children model real-world situations using addition and subtraction.  We will share tools and strategies, including manipulatives and literature, for helping young children engage with rich problems in developmentally appropriate ways to develop mathematical habits of mind.   [PreK-2 Workshop]

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Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

Join Sara for two hands-on workshops at the MCTM Annual Conference, "Bringing Learning into Focus". 

Bringing Algebra into Focus.       10:15 - 11:45 Room C264

Help students see operations with integers and expressions as extensions of learning operations in the elementary grades.  Build coherence by using and connecting mathematical representations so students understand the mathematics rather than following rules blindly.

 

Focus on Ratio, Proportion, and Function.    12:15 - 1:45 Room C264

Use manipulatives and rich mathematical tasks to build understanding of ratio, proportions, and functions in middle grades.  See proportion as an extension of multiplicative comparisons and help students build a strong conceptual foundation for key mathematical ideas such as slope. 

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Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract
Sep
20
to Dec 13

Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract

Join Sara in the current series of webinars in the Building Understanding in Mathematics community at edWeb.net.  (Free community membership)

Teaching well with manipulatives means helping learners connect concrete representations with more abstract ways of presenting mathematics.  This series of webinars examines strategies for transitioning from manipulative-based mathematics to using abstract representations such as algorithms. 

All sessions 4pm Eastern Time

September 20: Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract: Addition & Subtraction of Whole Numbers & Decimals

October 25: Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract: Multiplication & Division of Whole Numbers

November 15: Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract: Addition & Subtraction of Fractions

December 13: Building Bridges from Concrete to Abstract: Multiplication & Division of Fractions & Decimals

Register to join the community (it's free!) to access the archive of more than 50 webinars about a variety of topics around teaching mathematics using hands-on tools. 

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Putting Manipulatives to Work
Jun
21
to Aug 9

Putting Manipulatives to Work

Join the Building Understanding in Mathematics community at edWeb.net to view the archive of this webinar series.  The community archive includes more than 50 webinars supporting the use of hands-on instruction in mathematics. 

Series Description: Schools and teachers often find manipulatives gathering dust in the back of a closet.  Our Summer 2016 series will be an opportunity to explore new uses for familiar manipulatives as well as learn about new tools to add to your toolkit. 

Session 1: Putting Manipulatives to Work Developing Place Value Concepts K-5: Rekenreks, Base Ten Blocks, and Place Value Chips (live broadcast 21 June 2016)

Session 2: Putting Manipulatives to Work Developing Fraction Sense in Grades 3-6: Fraction Circles, Fraction Tiles, Fraction Towers, and Number Lines (live broadcast 19 July 2016)

Session 3: Putting Manipulatives to Work Developing Algebra Understanding and Skills in Grades 6-9: Algebra Tiles and Algeblocks (live broadcast 9 August 2016)

 

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Now is the Perfect Time for STEM: Strategies to End the Year with Fun
May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Now is the Perfect Time for STEM: Strategies to End the Year with Fun

Join the Building Understanding in Mathematics community at edWeb.net to view the archive of this webinar series.  The community archive includes more than 50 webinars supporting the use of hands-on instruction in mathematics. 

Session Description: To understand math, students must know how to apply what they know to solve real world problems.  Engineering design challenges as integrated STEM experiences are a perfect opportunity for engaging, hands-on instruction which keeps students learning while they have fun.  In our community’s May webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore will share strategies for integrating STEM into your math classroom through engineering design. These same strategies can also be engaging activities to start the new year in the fall.  Join Sara to learn strategies for keeping students engaged and learning in the final weeks of school.  (live broadcast 11 May 2016)

 

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Fraction and Decimal Essentials
Mar
22
to Apr 26

Fraction and Decimal Essentials

Join the Building Understanding in Mathematics community at edWeb.net to view the archive of this webinar series.  The community archive includes more than 50 webinars supporting the use of hands-on instruction in mathematics. 

Series Description: Fractions and decimals are critical elements of math understanding for upper elementary and middle school students.  Teachers must help learners extend their understanding of whole numbers to include fractions and decimals.  Our spring 2016 webinar sessions will focus on quick strategies using common manipulatives to develop fraction and decimal understanding. 

Session 1: Fraction and Decimal Essentials: Using Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, and Fraction Towers to Understand Fractions and Decimals (live broadcast 22 March 2016)

Session 2: Fraction and Decimal Essentials: Using Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, and Fraction Towers for Operations with Fractions and Decimals (live broadcast 26 April 2016)

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Number Sense Essentials
Jan
19
to Feb 16

Number Sense Essentials

Join the Building Understanding in Mathematics community at edWeb.net to view the archive of this webinar series.  The community archive includes more than 50 webinars supporting the use of hands-on instruction in mathematics. 

Series Description: To build a deep understanding of number, primary grade teachers spend a great deal of time teaching in a constrained range of numbers.  It can be challenging to continue instruction with rich tasks throughout the year.  Our early spring 2016 webinar sessions will focus on revitalizing number instruction in primary grades with new resources and strategies. 

Session 1: Number Sense Essentials: Using Counters, Rekenreks and Ten Frames to Develop Number Sense Through Counting (live broadcast 19 January 2016)

Session 2: Number Sense Essentials: Using Rekenreks, Ten Frames, and Base Ten Blocks to Connect Counting with Operations (live broadcast 16 February 2016)

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