How do students best learn mathematics? Research shows that using a Concrete (Models) – Representational (Pictures) – Abstract (Symbols) instructional progression helps more students to be successful in mathematics. Come learn how to start this progression with your students as they learn numerical properties and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers. Introduce these concepts using TILES and show your students how to make connections to the pictures and symbols that represent them. Teachers will gain experience and understanding in using TILES to model, manipulate, and simplify numeric expressions. Teachers will also have time to incorporate the use of TILES into their lesson, unit, and assessment plans. This exploration and development will be focused through a careful study and analysis of the Michigan and Common Core State Standards that call for and are supported by the use of concrete models like TILES.
This workshop is a pre-requisite to the series Algebra 4 All: Making It Happen with Algebra Tiles (Dec. 9 & Feb. 3)
Date: November 11, 2010
Presenter: Danielle Seabold
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Audience: K-12 and Special Education Teachers
Fees: $40 PD Consortium Members; $50 Non-Consortium Members
Place: Kalamazoo RESA
SB-CEUs: 0.6 (additional $10.00 fee)