Half day up to a two-day workshop
Grade 3 -6 teachers, teacher assistants, special education, and afterschool program staff, curriculum coordinators, math coaches
Virtual (live webinar) or in-person
This workshop will help your upper elementary students gain confidence and competence with key math concepts in fun and engaging ways! Come prepared to play math games that incorporate the use of cards, dice, multi-sided dice, number lines, fraction manipulatives, dominoes and other easily found math manipulatives. Concepts covered include:
- Understanding Place Value System including Whole Numbers and Decimals
- Fractions, Decimals and Percent including Operations with Fractions
- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, Multi-Digit Operations
- Fact Fluency Intervention – Basic Facts
- Statistics, Data Management and Organization of Data
Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to play each game, learn how to differentiate the activities, and learn how to develop math journal extensions, maximize math talk, and how to use the game activities for assessment purposes.
Student samples, game-boards, and ideas for whole/small group instruction will be provided. We’ll also provide practical ideas for classroom organization and management to ensure effective implementation of games as a teaching strategy.
Ideas for developing weekly lesson plans and samples will be shared. Schools can pre-purchase kits and resources, and participants will be able to implement what they learn the next day in their classrooms and schools.