Teaching to Mastery in Math: Are they ready to move on? – Grades K-8
It is almost the end of the school year, how do you know if your students have mastered enough to go on? In this webinar, we will look at mastery expectations for each grade and ideas to finish the school year strong.
Intervention and Small Group Instruction: What and How to fix the holes. Grades K-8
Finding the time to do intervention is only part of the battle. In this webinar, we will focus not only on structures to provide intervention but also how to identify critical content and plan key strategies to intervene.
4 Steps to Word Problems: Putting Polya into Action – Grades 3-8
George Polya’s four-step problem-solving model in mathematics is a way of thinking! Beyond mathematical procedures, students need to develop the confidence to think mathematically. When they think critically and make connections, they will be able to apply mathematical reasoning to everyday life and solve many types of problems. Discover how students can grow into skilled problem solvers through the four-step problem-solving model, which focuses on metacognition, and not simply answer getting.
Building Visualization: Moving Beyond the Concrete and Toward Generalization – Grades K-8
Do your students look successful when they do individual tasks but then fail to generalize to other examples? Too often, students approach each math lesson as discrete rather than as part of a progression leading to a mathematical generalization. In this webinar, we will examine how to use both perceptual and structural variation of tasks to help students look for similarities, patterns, and contexts that build generalization and lead to mastery.
Chris is a veteran educator with more than 20 years of exemplary service. He has taught at the elementary and middle school levels at suburban as well as urban schools. Chris also has experience in school building leadership, having served as principal at the elementary level. Chris has worked with teachers in the country of Brunei as they implemented Singapore Math® and has visited schools, classrooms, and teachers in Singapore.
Susan has been a special educator, principal, and district leader in both public and private school settings. She implemented Math in Focus first as a teacher and then as an administrator in two diverse settings. She has experience as a Turnaround Leader and District Math Coordinator in districts serving high populations of English learners. Susan is the author of the award-winning Singapore Math® Fact Fluency series as well as a U.S. Consultant and Writer for Math in Focus Grades 1–8. For over 10 years, Susan has worked around the globe, bringing Singapore Math® to students, teachers, parents, and administrators.