Building Number Sense and Foundational Skills
TARGET AUDIENCE: 3-8 GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND MATH INTERVENTIONISTS
This two-day, interactive workshop will focus on the difficulties so many upper-elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities face when it comes to understanding numbers and the too-often abstract nature of math. Through hands-on activities and example lessons, we will explore how to develop a deeper understanding of the number concepts upon which all math instruction is based.
Topics will include:
- The neuroscience of math learning and its application in the classroom
- Understanding how learning disabilities affect math skills and conceptual understanding
- Building a rich conception of numbers and how they can be constructed and deconstructed
- Using tactile, visual, and verbal tools to enhance learning through multiple modalities
- Alternatives to teaching traditional algorithms for multiplication, division, decimals, and fractions.
Dates: July 18-19, 2019
Times: 8:30 – 4:00
*Graduate credit available for an additional fee through Adam’s State University