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Developing Young Mathematicians: Workshop Series | Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin | Friday, 27. September 2019

Developing Young Mathematicians: Workshop Series
Grade Level: PreK-1 Content Focus: Early Learning – Mathematics Location: TBD – Waukesha, WI 53188 
A growing body of research shows that early math ability is a predictor of later academic success in all areas. So how do we develop our youngest mathematicians? Our new early learning workshop series, “Developing Young Mathematicians,” explores foundational math concepts for kids ages 3-6. Participants will explore and discuss how kids think about and learn math, and how teachers can tap in to young learners’ natural curiosities and the power of play to develop mathematical thinking.
Each “Developing Young Mathematicians” workshop will include:

exploration of a research-based learning trajectory that shows how skills and understandings develop over time;

lessons and activities to explore foundational math ideas and build understanding;

ways to use literature to spark mathematical thinking;

routines to integrate mathematical thinking throughout the school day;

time to collaborate and network with other early childhood educators.

DYM: Counting & Number Sense Workshop Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Counting is an act that seems simple to adults, but in the mind of a child there are so many things happening as they engage in counting. In DYM: Counting & Number Sense, participants will dig in to the concept of counting, and look at how teachers can build on what kids already know to deepen their understanding.

Learning Goals

Examine the skills and understandings involved in counting

Understand how counting supports a deep understanding of numbers and quantities

Explore four relationships to build number sense

DYM: Shapes & Spatial Reasoning Workshop Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Many people assume that early math learning should focus on numbers and counting, leaving very little time for naming shapes. In fact, research shows that learning about shapes and spatial reasoning is critical for developing students’ mathematical ability and later math achievement. In this workshop, participants will learn about the processes of spatial reasoning, and look at how teachers can use this knowledge to develop kids’ spatial thinking.
Learning Goals

Learn about the processes involved in spatial reasoning

Explore ways for kids to work with shapes meaningfully

Think about how to monitor students as they work to build understanding

DYM: Adding & Subtracting Workshop Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm
As kids become skilled at counting, they intuitively use counting to make sense of the world around them. When given the right opportunities and support, kids naturally develop an understanding of more/less, the same, putting together, and taking apart. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use kids’ developing thinking to build a solid understanding of addition and subtraction.
Learning Goals

Explore problem situations that help students to make sense of what it means to add and subtract

Discuss how kids use counting strategies to make sense of mathematical situations

Think about ways to structure meaningful group conversations that use student thinking to build understanding for all students

DYM: Measurement Workshop Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Big or small? Fast or slow? Tall or short? Heavy or light? Cold or hot? There are so many questions kids ask about our world that can be answered by measuring or estimating. In this workshop, participants will engage in activities that help them understand what skills and understandings are involved in the measurement process. With this understanding, teachers will be better equipped to help students explore questions like “how many?” or “how much?”
Learning Goals

Look at mathematical concepts that lay the foundation for measuring

Understand what it means to measure an attribute and focus on conceptual language kids use as they measure and communicate their results to others

Discuss ways to structure learning so kids have authentic opportunities to engage in both estimation and precise measurement

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than 180 days prior to this event will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $25. Cancellations made between 180 and 30 days of the event will receive a 50% refund minus a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the event.
Each workshop will be capped at 32 participants. 
Need to register by check? Print the registration form in the link below and mail it with your payment.
Attn: Sherry Bucholtz Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway Suite 100 Waukesha, WI 53188
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