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  • Making Math Meaningful

    Greg Tang
    Fee for the workshop is $209 (U.S.). Groups of 3 or more is $199 (U.S.) per person.

    Lunch is included.

    • Please check back for updated workshop information.

    Greg Tang leads you on a math journey like no other. If you ever felt like you were missing the “math gene,” never connected with the way you were taught math, or are simply looking for ways to make math more intuitive and compelling to your students, then come discover what thousands of teachers have learned firsthand: a simple, common sense approach to numbers that holds the key to arithmetic, problem-solving, and mathematical thinking.

    Join Greg as he shows teachers from kindergarten through 6th grade a step by step, consistent, and coordinated approach to teaching math that develops good number sense, builds strong computational skills, and encourages creative thinking and problem-solving. Best of all, it is so simple and straightforward that it leaves teachers wishing they had been taught this way. If you ever had doubts about math in the past, you’ll come away inspired and passionate about how math can be taught in the future. Math will never be the same!

    Program Highlights:

    Fluency with Numbers, Numbers & More Numbers

    • Sequence and size of numbers
    • Building blocks: decomposing numbers 1 to 10
    • Creative use of place value
    • Alternative number systems (color, shape, bases)
    • Regrouping with Funny Numbers

    Building Strong Computational Skills

    • Transition from counting to grouping
    • Strategic approach to addition and subtraction
    • Multiplying without memorizing? Here’s how!
    • Insight into long division
    • Mental math

    Creative Problem-Solving that Turns Students On

    • Focus on efficiency and accuracy
    • Learning to think out-of-the-box
    • Looking for smart groupings
    • Simplifying with patterns & symmetries

    Unleashing Your Students’ Mathematical Thinking

    • Activities that build speed, efficiency and accuracy
    • Use verbal and visual materials to address different learning styles
    • Move students away from a rote approach to learning facts and formulas

    Making Math/Literature Connections

    • Interdisciplinary approach to teaching: math, reading, writing, science, fine arts, and art history
    • Verbal and visual communication to address multiple learning styles

    What You Will Learn:

    • Introduce numbers and place value in a way that prepares young learners for higher-order thinking
    • Help children make the critical transition from counting to adding and adding to multiplying
    • Teach kids to subtract quickly and accurately
    • Teach children the times tables without memorizing
    • Provide an intuitive understanding of long division
    • Help students develop better computational and problem-solving skills by teaching both simultaneously
    • Encourage children to think creatively and mathematically rather than follow rote formulas and procedures
    • Address different learning styles by incorporating verbal and visual problems and explanations
    • Take a multidisciplinary approach to teaching by combining math with reading, science, and even art history
    • Make math truly relevant to children through fun and challenging books, games, and activities

    Who Should Attend?

    All K-6 Classroom Teachers, Elementary Math Teachers, Resource Specialists and Curriculum Co-ordinators should attend.

    Cancellations/Substitutions:

    Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received the day of the seminar or afterwards are subject to a $15.00 service charge.

    This Seminar Includes:

    • Lunch
    • Door Prizes
    • Resource Handbook

    University Credit:

    ½ unit of credit from Humboldt State University is available for an additional charge. These credential/ licensure courses offered are designed primarily for elective or professional development purposes. Clock hours may also be available – please check at the workshop. Verification of hours of participation will be provided for continuing education or recertification.

    How To Register:

    Call (800) 841-5193 ~ Or Use Our Online Registration Form: Either Mail, Fax, or Use Your Credit Card on Our Secure Server. MasterCard and Visa Accepted (US funds only).

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