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Intergenerational Math Program Workshop/Training
April 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Glen Sherman, Math Coach at the Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm Street, for an exciting math workshop:
Just the Facts: How Strategic Fact Fluency Development Helps Build Number Sense for All Kids
Fact fluency in math is a lot like decoding in reading: a foundational skill required for access to and success with higher level thinking and tasks. Yet, they are often not treated equally in schools. While decoding and decoding strategies are routinely and explicitly taught in early elementary classrooms, fact fluency is often given little, if any, class time, and the responsibility for “learning your facts” is left in the hands of kids and/or their families. In this workshop, we’ll explore how explicit, strategic fact fluency instruction–using a variety of materials, games, and activities–encourages “relational thinking,” a vital component of the sophisticated number sense needed for complex conceptual understanding and for thoughtful problem solving. Register here online.