6-12 Concepts for Intervention

with John SanGiovanni

John SanGiovanni is a mathematics supervisor for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. He is a co-author of several mathematics books, an adjunct instructor for multiple Maryland universities and a frequent speaker at both regional and national conferences.

Part 1 of CESA 10's Secondary Math Intervention Series

Middle and high school students frequently struggle with common foundational concepts in mathematics. These foundations include multi-digit number concepts, computation, and fractions. Students often lack conceptual understanding of these ideas leading to erosion of skills needed for advanced mathematics. This workshop is a 2-part engagement that begins with a focus on multi-digit concepts, properties of operations, and computation. Part 2 of the day centers on fraction fluency. Formative assessment will be highlighted throughout the sessions. Resources and activities will be shared.


Outcomes will include:


  1. Participants will explore multi-digit concepts, properties of operations, and computation; common foundational concepts in mathematics.
  2. Participants will explore fraction fluency.
  3. Participants will explore formative assessment related to secondary intervention.
This is the first of a three part series of math interventions focused on grades 6-12.


The second part of this series is a virtual book study titled Making Sense of Algebra.


The third part of this series is a workshop titled Transition to Algebra which focuses on a specific intervention resource for the secondary mathematics classroom.


Participation is not required for all parts of the series; registration for each part is separate.

6-12 Mathematics Intervention Series

Thursday, Feb. 25th 2016 at 9am-3pm

725 West Park Avenue

Chippewa Falls, WI