Early Mathematics

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Date: Friday, July 26, 2013 – Friday, August 9, 2013

Course #: MATH

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $450.00

Credit Available: 1.5 CEUs; 15 CPDUs


The first two sessions in this series are completed! Register for the remaining three sessions while you can at the special price of $243

In 2007 Erikson launched the Early Math Collaborative (previously Early Mathematics Education Project) to increase the quality of early math education through

  • professional development of teachers, facilitators/trainers, and administrators;
  • conducting research to generate new knowledge about approaches to teacher education, teacher development, and the most effective methods of mathematics instruction for young children; and
  • providing a source for information on foundational mathematics – what it is, how it develops in children, and how best to teach it

Join coaches from the Early Math Collaborative in this five-session series that explores how to better instruct young children in mathematics.

Completed: Making Sense of Number Sense: Developing Numerical Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten

Friday, June 28, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

In this session, teachers will be introduced to key skills and understandings that contribute to strong number sense. Number sense enables children to be flexible, automatic and fluid with numbers so they can be efficient and strategic problem solvers. Through video and hands-on examples, participants will consider big ideas and strategies that young children need to explore on their journey of learning about numbers, subitizing, counting, and unitizing. Teachers will learn how to apply this knowledge in assessing what children know — and what they need to know next. Teachers will take home materials and ideas for planning appropriate activities to support their students' numerical literacy.

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Completed: From Counting to Concept Development to Mental Math

Friday, July 12, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

This workshop helps to deepen knowledge of the importance of math in the early years, exploring sequence for teaching and learning of number, sequence for learning math vocabulary, and materials and activities that help children (ages four to eight) develop mental math strategies. The workshop also includes production of a numeral track which participants can take with them for immediate use in their practice!

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Completed: Stories and Sums: Connecting Number Sense to Children’s Literature

Friday, July 26, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Big ideas in math come to life as teachers explore the connection to reading exceptional stories involving math concepts. Integrating children’s literature with math brings meaning to children through helping them realize the variety of real-life situations where math is used. In this workshop, participants are encouraged to participate in modeling lessons in number sense, numbers and operations, data collection, algebraic thinking, geometry, and measurement, while also exploring math in various pieces of children’s literature, including The Very Greedy Triangle, Inch by Inch, and Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes. Mathematical concepts are all around us—this workshop helps to awaken professionals to become alive to the possibilities.

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Completed: The Important Thing About Shapes

Friday, August 2, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

This workshop promises to help boost participants’ geometric thinking and offers an exploration of important concepts regarding two- and three-dimensional shapes. Participants will deepen their understanding of the relationship between shape and number composition and will leave with strategies to help encourage their students’ thinking about geometry and its place in algebraic thinking as well as ideas for assessing and supporting children’s development of this important mathematical concept.

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Completed: Putting It All Together: Sets and Sorting

with Jill Sapoznick, M.A.Ed.

Friday, August 9, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

This minds-on, hands-on workshop explores how early experiences with sets and structures can build a foundation of for success in abstract mathematics. Participants will explore the big ideas of algebraic thinking through activities, children’s literature and video, gain a deeper understanding of foundational math, and consider how to most effectively support their students’ developing thinking and skills.

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