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Mathematics Teaching Workshops, Teach Math Effectively

The Center for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics in Framingham, Massachusetts, offers several mathematics teaching workshops to help teachers and parents teach math effectively.

Workshops

These workshops help teachers and parents teach mathematics milestone concepts and procedures. We use a new teaching approach called Vertical Acceleration, this approach begins with a simple concept from arithmetic and takes it to the algebraic level.

Mathematics Education Workshop Series

Several professional national groups, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Institute for Educational Sciences, in particular, have concluded that all students can learn mathematics and most can succeed through Algebra 2. However, the abstractness and complexity of algebraic concepts and missing precursor skills and understandings—number conceptualization, arithmetic facts, place value, fractions, and integers may be overwhelming to many students and teachers.

Being proficient at arithmetic is certainly a great asset when we reach algebra; however, how we achieve that proficiency can also matter a great deal. The criteria for mastery, Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) — sets for arithmetic for early elementary grades are specific: students should have (a) understanding (efficient and effective strategies), (b) fluency, and (c) applicability and will ensure that students form strong, secure, and developmentally appropriate foundations for the algebra that students learn later. The development of those foundations is assured if we implement the Standards of Mathematics Practices (SMP) along with the CCSSM content standards.

In these workshops, we provide strategies; understanding and pedagogy that can help teachers achieve these goals.

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Improve Math Performance for All Learners

Participants will learn how to provide access to meaningful mathematics in more efficient ways for all learners.

Providing students access to optimal mathematics instruction depends on the consideration of three factors:

  • Understanding the nature of mathematics content. (What is being taught?)
  • Understanding learning characteristics and learner differences. (Who is being taught? What does the child bring to the learning task?)
  • Understanding teaching models and teacher characteristics. (How should one teach?)

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How One Learns Mathematics

This workshop focuses on psychology and the processes of learning mathematics including concepts, skills, and procedures. Participants study the role of factors such as cognitive development, language, mathematics learning personality, pre-requisite skills, and conceptual models of learning mathematics.

They learn to understand how key mathematics milestones such as number conceptualization, place value, fractions, integers, algebraic thinking, and spatial sense are achieved.

The Nature & Causes of Learning Problems in Mathematics

This workshop focuses on understanding the nature and causes of learning problems in mathematics. We examine existing research on diagnosis and techniques for dealing with these problems. Participants become familiar with diagnostic and assessment instruments for learning problems in mathematics.

Tutoring Services in Framingham, Massachusetts

Students struggle with learning for a variety of reasons, which is why we offer individualized diagnosis and tutoring services for math students of all ages in Framingham, Massachusetts. We specialize in mathematics learning difficulties and learning problems, in general, and dyscalculia, in particular.

Individual Student Consults

We offer consultation with, and training for, parents and teachers to help their children cope with and overcome their anxieties and difficulties in learning mathematics.

School Services

We also offer consultation services to schools and individual classroom teachers to help them evaluate their mathematics programs and design new or supplemental programs to minimize learning problems in mathematics.

Adult Student Assistance

Older students are not immune to learning difficulties. We also provide assistance for the adult students who are returning to school and have anxiety about their mathematics skills or ability
to learn.

Test Preparation

Our team helps students of all levels prepare for the mathematics section of standardized tests. Tutoring is available for the SAT, SAT, GRE, MCAS, and several other standardized tests.

Mathematics Teacher Training Videos in Framingham, Massachusetts

The Center for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics in Framingham, Massachusetts, has developed several mathematics teacher training videos. These DVDs and videos teach teachers how children learn, which allows them to create lesson plans that truly work.

Current Publications

Most children have difficulty in mathematics when they have not mastered the key milestones in mathematics. The key milestones for elementary grades are number conceptualization and arithmetic facts (addition and multiplication), place value, fractions and its correlates—decimal, percent, ratio and proportion.

  • Dyslexia & Mathematics Language Difficulties—$15.00
  • Dyscalculia—$15.00
  • Guide for an Effective Mathematics Lesson—$15.00
  • Games & Their Uses: the Number War Game—$15.00
  • How to Teach Arithmetic Facts Easily & Effectively—$15.00
  • How to Teach Fractions Effectively—$15.00
  • How to Teach Number to Young Children—$15.00
  • How to Teach Subtraction Effectively—$12.00
  • Literacy & Numeracy: Comprehension & Understanding—$12.00
  • Math Education at Its Best: Potsdam Model—$15.00
  • The Questioning Process: a Basis for Effective Teaching—$12.00
  • Visual Cluster Cards (Playing Cards without Numbers)—$12.00

Video Resources

These videos and DVDs present strategies for teaching these key mathematics milestone concepts. They apply Professor Sharma’s approach to teaching numeracy. These were videotaped in actual classrooms in the UK.

DVDs

  • How Children Learn: Numeracy—$30.00
  • Teaching Place Value Effectively—$30.00

Numeracy DVDs (Complete Set of 6 for $150.00 & Individual for $30.00)

  • Teaching Arithmetic Facts
  • Teaching Place Value
  • Teaching Multiplication
  • Teaching Fractions
  • Teaching Decimals & Percents
  • Professional Development: Teachers’ Questions

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