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Teacher Sessions

Looking at Number and Operations, 3-5:
Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Many teachers end units of study having given their best effort in helping students compute accurately with understanding and fluency. Yet, many students still struggle with basic whole-number computation and understanding when to use which operation. This "Make and Take" workshop is designed to provide teachers with innovative, research-based alternatives to help students develop conceptual understanding of additive and multiplicative reasoning.

The Broad Agenda

  • Explore new strategies for developing conceptual understanding of additive and multiplicative reasoning
  • Support students' abilities to:
    • Apply the properties of place value in mathematical thinking
    • Compose and decompose numbers to support fluency
    • Calculate using the four operations
  • Engage in hands-on activities, manipulatives and applicable math games
  • Engage in conceptual activities and applicable math games
  • Use manipulatives, graphic organizers, number lines, pattern blocks, arrow cards and number fans
  • Create and take home classroom resources to use with your students
  • Practice techniques learned

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Here's What People Are Saying

"I have to admit that this workshop was PHENOMENAL... I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this workshop with my fellow Atlanta Public Schools colleagues. Not only was it insightful and informative, but the presentation of the material covered was creatively done. She [the instructor] allowed us to make many of the activities she discussed. It seems as if both facilitators believe in the educational proverb: 'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I understand.'"

B. Cummings

Mathematics Instructional Coach

Atlanta Public Schools

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