Retain and Apply!

Building and Reinforcing Math Understanding

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


29 Commerce Drive

Bedford NH 0310

603 206-6800

About this Presentation

Day 2, Retain and Apply! Building and Reinforcing Math Understanding

Teachers often find that they are teaching to students who lack the necessary skills and understanding needed to make progress. Teachers ask, “Shouldn’t the students already know some of this content from previous years? How can I be expected to teach this year’s standards when I have to re-teach last year’s standards?”

The focus of this workshop will be on strategies that both deepen understanding and check for understanding in the moment and over time. Participants will also learn how to teach the critical areas from the Common Core in a way that makes them stick.

Teachers will leave the workshop with several strategies that put students in the role of both problem solver and explainer. There will be time in the workshop to practice each strategy as well as receive and develop additional materials.

Primary Strategies: 1 Penny Whiteboards; Pepper Cards; Quiz Quiz Trade Cards

Recommended for Grades 2-8.


As a result of attending, teachers will:

  • be able to use 1 Penny Whiteboards, Pepper Cards, and Quiz Quiz Trade Cards effectively;
  • describe 3-6 other strategies to improve student engagement, build rigorous assessment, and make learning stick in their classroom;
  • receive and create new materials to support the implementation of the strategies.

About this Presenter

Bill Atwood, M.Ed. is a Collins Education Associate who has over 20 years of experience in public and private schools and is a recipient of a Presidential Award for excellence in Math and Science Teaching. His book, How Did You Get That? Improving Open Responses in Math (2011) and a dynamic DVD, Math Words In Motion: Improving Math Vocabulary (2013), describe strategies that improve students’ thinking and writing skills. Bill is a national presenter known for his sense of humor, enthusiasm, and ability to focus on practical ideas that teachers can implement easily. Bill is part of the graduate faculty at Salem State College, Endicott College, and Worcester State College in Massachusetts. Bill lives in Milton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Here is what others have said about Bill Atwood's presentations:

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 am

Presentation starts at 8:30 am

Lunch at SERESC

Adjourn: 3:00 pm

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5.5 contact hours

Cost: $225.00

Early Registration Discounted Cost: $195.00, if registered by February 16, 2016---Enter discount code: early*registration

Registration ends February 23, 2016

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SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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