Most teachers agree that schoolwork relevant to real-world challenges and experiences plays a key role in keeping students engaged. But do you always have the resources necessary to bring curriculum to life? In this webinar, learn how to use Spark 101’s free real-world, curriculum-connected case study videos to engage your students in problem-based learning, with authentic problems from business, government, nonprofits, and academia.
In this webinar, Jim demonstrated how to turn Minecraft buildings into algebraic equations and how to build algorithms for standardized test questions in the game itself. He also introduced CodeRev’s online training Mathcraft Certification class, which includes access to a Minecraft Professional Development server and the Mathcraft Standards Wiki. Jim also discussed classroom management styles and pedagogies in a digital game-based learning environment.
Instructional experiences are essential to developing geometric reasoning skills. In this first webinar of a four-part series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared a developmental progression for geometric reasoning and strategies for laying a strong foundation. View the webinar to learn ways to develop student understanding of shapes and attributes.
With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards. In this webinar, the presenters shared engaging math games for the iPad and physical math activities that can be used for instruction and student learning in inclusive PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. These activities are designed so that students can work independently and at their own pace including children with mathematics difficulties.
In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared manipulatives which help students develop conceptual foundations for expressions and equations. Learn how to help middle school students see algebraic operations as a continuation of their elementary work.
Blended Learning has the potential to provide teachers with actionable data to inform classroom instruction, provide students with tools to help meet each individual’s needs at his or her own pace, and provide administrators with insight into their schools and classrooms. In this webinar, attendees learned how Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School is leveraging data to support teaching and learning in their blended learning program.
In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared manipulatives to use to develop geometric measurement skills, particularly focusing on area and perimeter and angle measure in intermediate grades.
In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared manipulatives to use to develop number sense in grades K-5. Dr. Moore explored moving beyond base ten blocks to a variety of proportional and non-proportional models.
In this last webinar of our Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand why fraction multiplication and division seem to behave differently from fraction addition and subtraction.
Developing a conceptual understanding of numbers and how they work is critical for continued success in mathematics throughout a child’s academic career. Brian Mowry reviewed and discussed the knowledge and skills — in particular those related to verbal counting, enumeration, cardinality, and small number recognition — which develop in the preschool years and lay the foundation for good number sense.
New standards & assessments emphasize building procedural knowledge from conceptual understanding – the algorithm comes at the end of instruction. The Spring 2015 series focused on the role of visual models in helping students make this transition effectively so that the steps of procedures make sense to them. In Part Four of our Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand multiplication and division, particularly the role of partial products and quotients.
In Part Three of this Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand adding and subtracting fractions. View the webinar on making fraction addition and subtraction make sense to students.
We have seen how technology is transforming and redefining classrooms all around the world, but the math classroom feels left out. There is a place for technology in our math classrooms. Let’s change our “calculation math” classrooms to a world of investigation, collaboration and problem solving.
In Part Two of the Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand place value and connecting this understanding to addition and subtraction algorithms. View the webinar to learn more about addition and subtraction in the base ten number system.
Presenters Jeremy Baugh, founding principal of Phalen Leadership Academies, and Lindsey Simmons, first grade teacher at Alum Creek Elementary in Ohio, shared ideas for integrating technology to personalize the math learning experience; steps toward selecting the best digital curricula that support your goals, and real-life success stories on how to fill math learning gaps over the summer.
In Part One of the Five-Session Series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared an overview of the series and discussed student understanding of the number system, an essential foundation for this work.
Formative assessment is a powerful tool for improving teaching and increasing student learning. The four-part Formative Assessment Webinar Series explores strategies for strengthening the role of formative assessment in mathematics instruction. In the series’ fourth and final interactive session, Dr. Sara Delano Moore focused on the power of rich mathematical tasks to support formative assessment.
In this session, Dr. Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, focused on the use of manipulatives to support formative assessment. For many students, hands-on tools are a way to make their thinking visible. By including manipulatives as a routine part of instruction, teachers and students create opportunities for insight.
As the focus on standards-readiness grows, we need reassurance that we’re not just teaching students how to pass a test, but also supporting their exploration, creativity and deep understanding of applied knowledge. In this webinar, Joe Trahan and Kelly Urlacher, former Middle School teachers and current Curriculum Designers at DreamBox Learning, discussed the pedagogical approach to preparing students for formal algebra.
Formative assessment is a powerful tool for improving teaching and increasing student learning. Dr. Sara Delano Moore, Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, focused on questioning techniques which support visible student thinking and provide quality information for teachers.
The presenters shared how a school that had transitioned to a blended learning environment equipped their teachers with professional development to allow them to best leverage the adaptive learning technology used in their classroom to transform the way their students learned and how teachers used data to inform instruction.
In this session, Dr. Sara Delano Moore, Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, focused on the essential elements of formative assessment. She reviewed the basic principles and showed attendees evidence of its power to increase student learning.
How prepared are the K-12 teachers of tomorrow to inspire the next generation of young mathematicians? In this webinar, attendees learned how essential it is for pre-service teachers to learn, develop, and model the Standards for Mathematical Practice to improve learning for their future students.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science & Engineering Practices have much in common. This series of three webinars has been exploring these connections and their implications for instruction, in science, in mathematics, and in integrated STEM experiences.