Young children are active investigators of their world. Learning about space and shape helps them make sense of the world around them and lays the foundation for understanding geometry. Children develop this knowledge through experiences in four aspects: movement in space, location and direction, three-dimensional objects, and two-dimensional shapes. In edWebinar, Jessica Bobo explored these key areas of teaching early geometry concepts through real world connections.
Mathematical models, visual representations, lie at the heart of upper-elementary education. Fraction bars, arrays, base ten blocks—these all play a huge role in building deep understanding. When students are asked to represent their thinking with these models, we can formatively assess their mastery. In this edWebinar, Dr. Julie McNamara provided practical examples for teachers to consistently incorporate visual models into lessons to better see into student understanding.
Multiple interpretations of fractions are introduced explicitly and implicitly throughout grades 3 to 6: part-whole, measurement, ratio, quotient, and operator. Accompanying those are several representations and models: discrete sets, area, length, and number line. Perhaps underlying all of those is the notion that fractions are simply numbers. In this edWebinar, Dr. Drew Corley and Lauren Whitley explored questions about student learning and teaching practices for fractions.
We want students to persevere in solving problems and to attend to precision. But, what happens when students simply cannot get started on a task? Learn practical strategies for designing daily lessons that help students enter at a “low” level and leave the class at a much “higher” level. Arjan Khalsa provided strategies for starting class periods by engaging background knowledge, briefly using hands-on manipulatives, and providing entry experiences that engage all students.
To support students as they pursue their passions in career and life, we must help them develop skill sets that encourage them to persist and grow. This edWebinar highlights how educational leaders can help teachers and students develop a deep connection to—and love for—mathematics, one that supports a vision of transformation and a growth mindset beyond the classroom.
Young children build early mathematics understandings through guided and independent investigations where they are actively involved in meaningful ways. In this edWebinar, Dr. Angela Eckhoff, author of Creative Investigations in Early Math, highlighted the role of the early childhood educator, acting as guide and facilitator, in the planning, implementation, and assessment of creative mathematics experiences.
The 3rd Standard for Mathematical Practice asks students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Many regard this as the single most stimulating of the 8 SMP’s, but how can you ace it every day? This session outlined expectations for enacting SMP3.
In this edWebinar, Amplify Education’s Dr. Zachary Wissner-Gross and Dr. Drew Corley examined various types and modalities of feedback, as well as richer combinations of audio, visuals, text, and manipulative interaction. View specific examples related to fractions, with an eye toward getting students “unstuck” from common fractions misconceptions, while at the same time keeping them motivated.
Visual and concrete models support coherent content progressions in mathematics because they can be used across the grade levels. In this edWebinar, ORIGO Education’s President and Co-founder James Burnett expanded on a recent presentation that introduced four visual models: the array/area model, the length model, the number line model, and the set model.
In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored how arrays can be used to support students’ developing understanding of multiplication and division with larger numbers. Examine the progression from arrays of concrete objects for operations on smaller numbers to more abstract open arrays working with larger numbers.
Elementary students need experiences with multiple models of fractions in order to gain a deep understanding of the concepts and to develop proficiency with skills. In this edWebinar, Debi DePaul, Elementary Mathematics Consultant at ORIGO Education, explored four different representations of fractions and why each is so critical and challenging to teach.
Visual and concrete models support coherent content progressions in mathematics because they can be used across the grade levels. In this edWebinar, James Burnett, President and Co-founder of ORIGO Education, shared how you can make the most out of math models with your students.
This webinar is part two of a three-part series entitled Extending Place Value Understanding from Smaller to Larger Numbers. In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored strategies for helping students share what they understand about place value and develop their understanding further through math talks and discourse about models and experiences.
In this webinar, Jessica Bobo, Elementary Mathematics Consultant, ORIGO Education, explored children’s misconceptions that can cloud mathematical judgment and learning. These misunderstandings often cause an unintended barrier to developing a true understanding of early number concepts. Learn the five research-driven counting principles alongside the foundational developmental trajectory of early number concepts.
This webinar is part one of a three-part series entitled Extending Place Value Understanding from Smaller to Larger Numbers. In this presentation, Dr. Sara Delano Moore explored a variety of concrete virtual models for place value, including both concrete and ten frames, base ten blocks, and number lines. Learn about the attributes of the models and their sequence in a developmental progression.
Active music and movement experiences include exploration of math concepts such as patterning, sequencing, representation, proportion, and opposites. In this webinar, Early Childhood Music Specialist Ellen Acuna explored ways teachers can use music, movement, and rhythmic chants to naturally support young children’s emerging math skills in ways that are enjoyable for both children and adults.
There is no need to convince a math educator that students have difficulty with fractions. Nonetheless, fractions are critical building blocks for future algebra and other math topics. In this webinar Kathleen Jalalpour, Middle School Math Teacher and Singapore Math Consultant, shared a variety of ways to help students gain a better understanding of fraction concepts and other mathematical topics more generally.
In this webinar, Mathematics Education Consultant Dr. Susie W. Håkansson shared the rationale for using discourse in the classroom, the role of productive and receptive language functions in the learning of mathematics, as well as examples of how to increase discourse in the classroom.
Studies suggest that young children engage in substantial yet informal mathematical thinking during play. Brian Mowry, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction at Frog Street Press, discussed how exploratory and dramatic play contributes to young children’s cognitive development and how to bridge this learning to support mathematical competencies related to numeracy, shape and spatial awareness, measurement, classification, and patterning.
In this fourth and final webinar of the series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand what happens when we multiply or divide fractions and decimals so they can identify the elements of the algorithms in the models they build with manipulatives. Learn how to support students as they master these critical skills building fraction fluency.
Students who are behind in math may suffer from “failure fatigue.” Symptoms may include feeling of nausea when math class approaches, “answer getting,” and feelings of frustration with no cure. To relieve the symptoms, we must first treat the cause – a fixed mindset where students believe that they are bad at math and will never get it. In this webinar, Leland Kriegh explored the reasons why we need to focus on building a math mindset within each student before we focus on specific skills.
In this third webinar of the series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand critical concepts such as common denominators and see connections between manipulative models and the algorithms we use to add and subtract fractions.
In this webinar from the Algebra Readiness Project and IXL Learning, you will learn immediately actionable strategies for coaching teachers, aligning curricula, and tweaking classroom instruction to increase alignment and accelerate student fluency in mathematics.
In this second webinar of the series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students see connections between area models built with base ten blocks and partial products/partial quotients algorithms. Learn how to support students as they become fluent in these critical skills of multiplication and division.