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Online Course - Intro to Bar Modeling

Date: 05/07/2018
Approved for 5 CEUs!
Early Bird Registration - Save $49!  Register by 04/07/18.

Intended Audience

K-5 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Math Specialists, Teacher Leaders, Administrators and Teaching Assistants

Duration

6 weeks

Why Singapore Math Online PD?

The benefits of online PD include 24/7 convenience, access to high quality Singapore Math resources, cost and time savings. In addition, the online participants will benefit from receiving multiple opportunities to clarify mathematical concepts, help develop new ways of thinking about mathematical instruction, deepen understanding of children's cognitive processes and develop pedagogical content knowledge.

Overall, our online PD courses and seminars offer an alternative to onsite professional development to educators for whom Singapore Math onsite learning may be unavailable or too costly.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

Description

This mathematically content-focused and rigorous course will provide an introduction to the Bar Modeling method for solving word problems in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. Bar Modeling is also known as the Singapore Math model method. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) and New York State Learning Standards (NYSLS) identify Bar Models as Tape Diagrams and Strip Diagrams. Topics covered include the methodology and rationale for using Bar Models to solve a variety of word problems in mathematics. Participants will be introduced to the part-whole and comparison models for solving problems involving the four operations with whole numbers and use bar modeling heuristic to solve one and two-step word problems. Teachers will learn practical strategies of helping their students use the bar modeling techniques effectively. Differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners will be explored. This workshop is aligned to all Singapore-based programs in mathematics that include Primary Mathematics, Math in Focus, Dimensions Math, and Maths No Prolem. This workshop is aligned with the CCSS-M and NYSLS in the domains of Operations and Algebraic Thinking in Grades 2-5.

Activities & Structure

This course is organized into six units of instruction and each unit lasts one week.  East West Math's instructional designers and subject matter experts used the latest technologies, such as computer-mediated communication and Web 2.0 interactive tools, to recreate meaningful, trainer led learning experiences online that promote deep learning and improve the instructional quality of professional development in K-5 mathematics. Throughout each one week course unit, our trainers will provide feedback to all participants on every assignment they complete, in addition to fielding questions and moderating group communications designed to engage teachers in the learning process

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

This workshop requires minimum enrollment of 10 participants. East West Math reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of insufficient enrollment. In such event prospective participants will be notified of cancellation as soon as possible.

100% of a paid registration fee will be refunded if an educator cannot participate and notifies us at least 14 days before the day of the course. 50% of the paid registration fee will be refunded if an educator cannot participate and notifies us between 7 and 14 days before a day of the course. No refunds will be issued if an educator cannot participate and notifies us less than 7 days prior to a day of the course. Instead of receiving a partial refund, educators could also choose to participate in another seminar at a later date without a charge, provided that space will be available. In the event of a medical emergency, 100% of the paid registration fee will be refunded, provided a participant forwards proper documentation.

We accept Purchase Orders from schools. Please email us for more information.

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$249.00
+ $49.00 registration fee

new-york

5th Annual Singapore Math® Summer Institute, K-2

Date: August 20th & 21st
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Park Avenue, 45 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.    RECEIVE 12 CEUs!   Sign up by June 1st and receive FREE manipulatives.

Sign up by June 1st and receive FREE Manipulatives and a waved registration fee (Combined value of $225).

Approved for 12 CEUs.

Designed for K-2 Classroom & Special Ed Teachers, Math Specialists and Administrators

Our seminars and unique manipulatives are based on the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract pedagogy on which Singapore Math® is founded. These workshops offer practical teaching strategies for developing fluency of math facts, mental math and companion manipulatives that you’ll be able to use with your students immediately:

Numerous games & activities for developing mastery of math facts
Painless drills: build math fluency effortlessly
Strategies for increasing mental math skills
Visualization strategies for developing cardinality of numbers
Game centers ready activities
Differentiating your instruction with a wealth of math activities
Formatively assessing students with games

Day 1: August 20, 2018

Morning

Developing Number Sense Through Teaching Story Problem Situations

This workshop will focus on understanding of numbers through discussing number story situations. Mathematical ideas are best understood when students see a need for their use. The story problem situations help students see relevant uses of math concepts to make sense of what they are learning. They expose students to the major concepts of mathematics as they arise naturally in story problem situations. Participants will explore a variety of such number story situations with use of the new manipulatives.

Afternoon

Developing Fluency with Math Games & Activities

Participants will learn how to gamify mathematics learning and immerse their students in the practice of math facts to mastery. Through games, activities and use of manipulatives, participants will investigate strategies of helping students visualize, classify, compose, decompose, compare, add and subtract numbers. Participants will explore subitizing techniques of readily identifying the number of objects in a set without counting. Participants will also explore ways to differentiate instruction and scaffold lessons for struggling learners through implementing game centers that are focused on different areas of math fluency.

Day 2: August 21, 2018

Morning

Problem Solving with Board Use & Math Journals

Participants will understand how teachers in top performing countries use the whiteboard to develop clear lesson flow and structure. Careful use of this tool can help students develop note- taking skills and make connections to related mathematical concepts. Participants will think deeply about students’ errors and evidence of understanding. Common misconceptions will be discussed. We will examine strategies to help diagnose student errors and approaches to help students overcome these obstacles.

Afternoon

Developing Calculation Skills with Abacus

This newly designed workshop will feature a variety of fun activities with Abacus to develop rich images of numbers and strong number sense.  The activities with the Abacus help children see numbers concretely, represent numbers pictorially and develop abstract concept of numbers.  Participants will learn how to use the 100-bead Abacus as a tool to develop mental images of numbers and calculation skills.  Participants will also learn how to use the Abacus to help students develop understanding of multiplication facts through the counting method and repeated addition.  All of the activities are based on the constructivist Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract pedagogy on which Singapore Math® is founded.

Check in: 8:00 am to 8:30 am. All seminars are scheduled from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Space is limited to 30 participants. Fee includes lunch & personalized certificate of participation. 

Purchase Orders from schools are accepted. Please call or email us for more info.

Want to save on registration?  Bring a group of 10+ and get exclusive discounts.

This workshop requires minimum enrollment of fifteen participants. East West Math reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of insufficient enrollment. In such an event prospective participants will be notified of cancellation as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made a minimum of 14 days prior to date of the event.

Special Benefits of Attending - Receive New Manipulatives Free

These newly designed, kid-friendly and colorful flash mastery cards feature special number combinations and proven patterns for building number sense and fluency of math facts. Each card is color-coded to help you identify areas of strength and weakness. The Master Key is included in the set. There are 5 sets of mastery cards that focus on developing fluency in the following areas: cardinality of numbers to 20; addition & subtraction to 10; addition and subtraction to 20; multiplication set 1: tables of 2, 3, 4 & 5; multiplication set 2: tables of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 1. These flash cards offer children a fun way to master their math facts:

Proven patterns for building fact fluency
Special number combinations
Color-coded cards that identify strengths & weaknesses
Game centers ready sets & activities
Consultations Available

 

Dr. Yoshida will be available during the seminars to answer questions and discuss your unique needs of teaching, differentiating and implementing your K-5 math program.

See description
$599.00
+ $55.00 registration fee

new-york

5th Annual Singapore Math® Summer Institute, Gr. 3-5

Date: August 20th & 21st
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Park Avenue, 45 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.     RECEIVE 12 CEUs!   Sign up by June 1st and receive FREE manipulatives.

Sign up by June 1st and receive FREE Manipulatives and a waved registration fee (Combined value of $225).

Receive 12 Continuing Education Units.

Designed for Gr. 3-5 Classroom & Special Ed Teachers, Math Specialists and Administrators.

Our seminars and unique manipulatives are based on the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract pedagogy on which Singapore Math® is founded. These workshops offer practical teaching strategies for developing fluency of math facts, mental math and use of companion manipulatives that you’ll be able to use with your students immediately:

Numerous games & activities for developing mastery of math facts
Painless drills: build math fluency effortlessly
Strategies for increasing mental math skills
Game centers ready activities
Differentiating your instruction with a wealth of math activities

Day 1: August 20, 2018

Morning

Developing Understanding of Multiplication and Division with CPA & Modeling.

Participants will learn strategies to build student understanding of multiplication and division and how to help students connect the model to the abstract. The use of place value mats and base ten blocks, as well as the area model will be emphasized to connect conceptual understanding to the algorithm.

Afternoon

Developing Fluency with Math Games

Participants will learn how to gamify mathematics learning and immerse their students in the practice of math facts to mastery. Through games, activities and use of manipulatives, participants will investigate strategies for helping students visualize multiplication and division concepts. Participants will also explore ways to differentiate instruction and scaffold lessons for struggling learners through implementing game centers that are focused on different areas of math fluency.

Problem Solving with Board Use & Math Journals

Participants will develop understanding of how teachers in top performing countries use the whiteboard to develop clear lesson flow and structure. Careful use of this tool can help students develop note-taking skills and make connections to related mathematical concepts. Participants will think deeply about students’ errors and evidence of understanding. Common misconceptions will be discussed. We will examine strategies to help diagnose student errors and approaches to help students overcome these obstacles.

Day 2: August 21, 2018

Morning

Advanced Problem Solving with the Use of Bar Modeling 

This workshop focuses on the Singapore Math® model drawing method for solving word problems in grades 3, 4 and 5. Participants will explore challenging problems using representative model drawing. Topics covered will include the use of part-whole and comparison models to solve problems involving the four operations, and using bar models to solve multi-step word problems. Teachers will learn practical suggestions on how to help their students to learn and use the bar model effectively. Model lessons using bar modeling will be explored. Helping students with perseverance will be discussed.

Afternoon

How to Use Models to Represent & Solve Fractions Problems

Participants will learn how to represent fractions with fractional models, the meaning of fractions, how fractions are composed of unit fractions, helping students to understand fractions as numbers, operations with fractions and mixed numbers, how to make the connections between operations with whole numbers and operations with fractions, and activities and games that deepen students understanding of fractions.

Check in: 8:00 am to 8:30 am. All seminars are scheduled from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Space is limited to 30 participants. Fee includes lunch & personalized certificate of participation.

Purchase Orders from schools are accepted. Please call or email us for more info.

Want to save on registration? Bring a group of 10+ and get exclusive discounts.

This workshop requires minimum enrollment of fifteen participants. East West Math reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of insufficient enrollment. In such an event, prospective participants will be notified of cancellation as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made a minimum of 14 days prior to date of the event.

Special Benefits of Attending - Receive New Manipulatives Free

These newly designed, kid-friendly and colorful flash mastery cards feature special number combinations and proven patterns for building number sense and fluency of multiplication facts. Each card is color-coded to help you identify areas of strength and weakness. There are 2 sets of mastery cards that focus on developing fluency of multiplication facts. Multiplication set 1: tables of 2, 3, 4 & 5. Multiplication set 2: tables of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 1. These flash cards offer children a fun way to master their math facts:

Proven patterns for building fact fluency
Special number combinations
Color-coded cards that identify strengths & weaknesses
Game centers ready sets & activities
Consultations Available

 

Dr. Yoshida will be available during the seminars to answer questions and discuss your unique needs of teaching, differentiating and implementing your K-5 math program.

See description
$599.00
+ $55.00 registration fee