Math Workshops

for Orinda teachers

K-5 Math Expressions Workshops

We have the good fortune to have Math Expressions trainer, Shannon Kiebler, is coming to the district office to provide direct support to teachers in the continuing implementation of Math Expressions with a focus on instructional best practices for teaching mathematics using Math Expressions.

Workshop Highlights include:

How to turn worksheets into activities, develop student leaders, and practice using the key grade level CCSS problem types, etc. These workshops are designed for teachers to have next day implementation strategies.

Workshops are open to all grade level teachers, and we encourage teachers to attend.

Teachers should arrange for their own substitutes.

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Grades K-2

There are two 1/2 day sessions for grades K-2 on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The morning session (8:15 - 11:15am): Math Models - see details below.

The afternoon session (12:15-3pm): Problem Solving - see details below.

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Grades 3-5

There are two 1/2 day sessions for grades 3-5 on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

The morning session (8:15 - 11:15am): Math Models - see details below.

The afternoon session (12:15-3pm): Problem Solving - see details below.

Math Models Module

(AM session for K-2 and 3-5)

This session will take a vertical look at the learning progressions across grades. We will explore how numbers and number relationships are introduced in kindergarten with the Math Mountain, and how those skills evolve. We will connect the four operational accessible algorithms to key math models (ie. Math mountains, area models, etc).

Problem Solving Module

(PM session for K-2 and 3-5)

Problem Solving module will introduce teachers to the problem solving methods found in Math Expressions, as well as to the CCSS Problem Types. Participants will learn what key problem types are introduced in their grade levels, have practice solving problems, and will explore the specific math models used for each problem type. Participants will be involved in problem solving best practices utilizing the CCSS academic standards as well as mathematical practice standards.

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