Upcoming Webinars:

 

 

MATHEMATICS INTERVENTION:

STRATEGIES TO CATCH STUDENTS UP IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

The team at the Center for Mathematics and Teaching invites you to join us for a series of webinars that will focus on strategies and resources to help students catch up in middle school mathematics. Each session is independent of the others. Feel free to sign up for one, two, three, or all four of them!  Professional Develop Hours will be available, pending your district’s approval. Please note all times are Pacific Standard Time.

 

Session A: Catching Students up in Mathematics: An Overview

Wednesday December 8, 2021 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) (Register for 1:30 PST session) (Register for 3:30 PST session)

Do your students have knowledge gaps in math? Are you exploring ways to provide productive intervention experiences? Join us for an overview where we share how attention to the major work of the grade, along with strategic gap-filling can help your students get back on track in mathematics. We will also share resources we have created that organize this work for you. The session will be about 20 minutes, plus Q & A time. (This session is a repeat/refresher of webinars offered by the MathLinks team in 2021).

 

Session B: Catch-up Strategies: Whole Numbers

Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) (Register for 1:30 PST session) (Register for 3:30 PST session)

By middle school, students should be computationally fluent in multiplication and division of whole numbers, but many are not. This session will focus on strategies to improve computational fluency involving multiplication in base 10. The session will be about 30 minutes, plus Q & A time.

 

Session C:  Catch Up Strategies: Fractions

Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) (Register for 1:30 PST session) (Register for 3:30 PST session)

Lack of understanding of basic fraction concepts is a barrier to success for students as they journey into algebra and beyond. This session will focus on ways to shore up this important topic. The session will be about 30 minutes, plus Q & A time.

 

 

Session D:  Catch Up Strategies: Integers

Wednesday March 2, 2022 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) (Register for 1:30 PST session) (Register for 3:30 PST session)

Students who have fluency with integer operations will be more prepared to tackle topics in high school mathematics than those who do not. In this session, we will focus on ways to create meaning for integer addition and subtraction so that the operations become routine. The session will be about 30 minutes, plus Q & A time.

 

 

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Catching Up With MathLinks

Are you looking for ways to catch students up in grades 6-9 beginning in Summer or Fall? At the Center for Mathematics and Teaching, we’ve devised a sensible strategy and targeted resources that focus on the major work of middle school. The team at the Center for Mathematics and Teaching invites to view this recorded webinar that will focus on strategies and resources to help students catch up in math in middle school. This webinar is appropriate for you if you are anticipating students with knowledge gaps, or have already met them and know for sure.

 
 

Learn about two engaging activities that make expressions and equations accessible to all learners. You’ll want to use these in your classroom!

Click the images below to watch the webinar, and to download the session slides and handouts.

 

The Pizza Place Use a real life context to introduce variables, expressions, and equations. It will make so much sense to all of your students!

In this activity, students build meaning for variables, expressions, and equations. They use sense-making strategies, such as substitution, to determine if a solution makes an equation true.

 

 

 

The Polygon Puzzle This is a fun way to build meaning with expressions and equations.

In this activity, students write algebraic equations, and evaluate algebraic expressions using substitution.

 

 

Learn how to motivate through engaging problems. In these problems students look for patterns and then generalize them using algebra.

Click the images below to watch the webinar, and to download the session slides and handouts.

 

 

Cutting the Rope This one looks super difficult, but after students persevere a bit, and experiment with different cases, the answer often pops right out.

In this activity, students use multiple representations to solve a problem, and interpret slope and y-intercept in a meaningful way.

 

 

The Lake Problem Students dive in and get really involved in algebraic thinking.

In this activity, students use multiple approaches and tools to solve a problem. They use algebra to generalize a solution for any case.

 

 

Take away some ideas about how to address fraction concepts intervention with struggling learners.

Click the images below to watch the webinar, and to download the session slides and handouts.

 

 

Fraction Array This tried and true hands-on activity addresses several important areas of fraction concept development that students may not have gotten in elementary school.

In this activity, students create and use a fraction array to explore fraction concepts, including ordering and equivalence. They use sense-making strategies to compare and order fractions.

 

 

 

Fraction Concepts Skill Boosters How can you strategically help students work on building fraction concepts knowledge after elementary school without taking up weeks of class time?

In this activity, you learn how to design a short practice routines to fill gaps for skills related to fraction equivalence and ordering.

 

 

Take away some ideas about how to address fraction operations intervention with struggling learners.

Click the images below to watch the webinar, and to download the session slides and handouts.

 

 

Fraction Addition What do you do when students should have learned to add fractions in previous grades, but didn’t. We’ll share some ideas with you that just might work.

In this activity, we look at adding fractions with a visual model, and also some mental and procedural strategies for computing.

 

 

 

Fraction Subtraction What do you do when students should have learned to subtract fractions in previous grades, but didn’t. We’ll share some ideas with you that just might work.

In this activity, we look at subtracting fractions with a visual model, and also some mental and procedural strategies for computing.

 

 

 

Fraction Addition and Subtraction Skill Boosters How can you strategically help students work on building fraction operations skills after elementary school without taking up weeks of class time?

In this activity, you learn how to create a routine to help students practice fraction addition and subtraction.

 

 

Learn about three engaging applications that make linear relationships accessible to all learners.

Click the images below to watch the webinar, and to download the session slides and handouts.

 

 

Stacking Cups This is a great way for students to have a hands-on experience with slope and intercept. They will use measurement, gather data, record it in tables, and make and analyze graphs.

In this activity, we look at organizing data and using multiple tools and approaches to solve a problem, and we explore some features of linear functions.

 

 

 

Dig into Representations: A Bagel Problem In this activity, we examine multiple representations for displaying which is a better buy and make connections among those representations.

 

 

 

Dig into Proportional Relationships: A Bagel Problem In this activity, we examine properties of a proportional relationship that are revealed through different representations of linear functions.

 

 

Try two lessons that that make proportional reasoning representations accessible to all learners.

Videos, slides, and handouts are coming soon.

 

 

Dig into Proportional Relationships: Paint Mixtures In this activity, students use pictures to illustrate and compare proportional relationships. Students translate pictures into tape diagrams to make sense of and solve problems.

 

 

 

Dig into Proportional Relationships: Explore Floor Plans In this activity, students use ratio strips to better understand scale drawings. Students connect ratio strips to representations such as double number lines and equations.