Teaching math is teaching thinking . . .
Teachers address best practices in the math classroom that foster active, engaged learning strategies. These multi-modal, differentiated strategies target specific math areas (building vocabulary, development of math concepts, mental math techniques, problem solving ideas, estimation, computation).
In addition, these best practices address proven practices such as activating prior knowledge, collaboration, memory devices and multi-modal learning strategies. Using problem scenarios of some of the "sticky wickets" of the mathematics curriculum, teams generate proven practices that work. Teachers leave with a renewed focus on these proven practices that challenge students to think, problem solve and make sound decisions about their abilities and motivation in the mathematics classroom.
Mental Math and Memory Devices
Multi-modal Tools and Techniques
Problem Solving Strategies