Problem Solving Using Visuals: Model Drawing
A TTAC-ODU Professional Development Opportunity
When: August 2, 2018
Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students must be able to read, comprehend, strategize, compute, and check their work. It’s no surprise that many students struggle with word problems, get frustrated, and ultimately give up. By teaching students how to use visual models for problem solving, teachers equip students with a powerful strategy for understanding the part-whole and comparison word problems they are solving. Using visual models to solve word problems maximizes student understanding and makes tough problem-solving tasks manageable. During this 1-day workshop, Teachers will expand their repertoire of strategies and approaches for…
- Identifying the reading and math skills necessary for problem solving success.
- Creating visual models for part-whole and comparison word problems.
- Discovering ways to differentiate word problems
All participants will receive a copy of the “Step by Step Model Drawing” book.
Space is limited! Registration link: Problem Solving Using Visuals
William & Mary Summer Math Institutes
When: August 14, 2018 (Grades K-4), August 15, 2018 (Grades 5-8)
This year, the institute is focusing on Math Workshop. Math workshop is a model of instruction that allows all students to be engaged in the mathematics classroom – and for all students to realize their abilities as mathematicians.
The math institute will feature literacy expert Jennifer Lempp. Jennifer Lempp, the keynote speaker, is the author of Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More.
Breakout Sessions for the institute will focus on:
- Number Sense
- Guided Math Groups
- Problem Solving
- Collaborative workshop: hands-on math application (math station ideas)
More information and registration can be found on the William & Mary Math Institute event page