Math Summer Professional Development Opportunities
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
Enhanced Scope and Sequence
The SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) was created by a team of general and special educators and VDOE personnel. ESS provides teachers across the state with differentiated lessons that are aligned with the essential knowledge and skills found in the Curriculum Framework at VDOE. The ESS is organized by content areas (i.e. Mathematics, English, History and Social Science, Science), and can be accessed at the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning.
Virginia Department of Education Instructional Resources
- The Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
- Math ESS Lessons
- English ESS Lessons
- Science and Social Studies ESS Lessons
Suggestions for Communicating With and About People with Disabilities at the CDC.
Virginia Department of Education Mathematics Resources
- Tests and Sample Item Sets Released in Spring 2014 (Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5)
- VDOE Mathematics Resources
- Algebra Readiness Inventory Curriculum Companion
- Web Tour of the ARI Curriculum Companion
- Mathematics Word Wall Cards
- VDOE Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Math
T-TAC Online Math Resources
Additional Mathematics Sites of Interest
Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler (activities to develop Number Sense and Number Facts)
Watch this NCETM video of a teacher using multiple representations for multiplication. (This teacher works in a school where 3 x 4 is interpreted as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3). It is a good example of how to support the conceptual understanding of multiplication facts and its importance as students develop fact fluency.
Quantiles Framework Resources
- Quantiles Teacher Assistant and Quantiles Math Skills Database Search
- Web Tour of the Quantiles Framework Tools
Newly Added Resources
At the National Center on Intensive Instruction website, you can find examples of instructional plans that intensify fraction instruction. You can download the plans and print-based representations (manipulatives) at the links below.