Critical Foundations of Algebra

Discover how to use student-centered teaching practices to build students’ foundational skills in number sense and proficiency as well as improve students’ foundational understanding of rational number concepts. Based on the best-selling Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series, this algebra readiness program focuses on the following:

Grades K–5: Number Sense and Number Proficiency

Number patterns extended and generalized

Number and properties of operation

Grades 4–8: Rational Number Sense and Proportional Reasoning

Ratio as a comparison by division

Proportional relationships and linearity

OUTCOMES:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Merge instruction in algebra with the instruction of concepts of numbers and operations, understanding how learning in one domain supports learning in the other.
  • Support simultaneous development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills with the intentional use of purposeful student struggle, flexible grouping, and ongoing assessments.
  • Make mathematical tasks worthwhile and engaging for all students.
  • Identify common misconceptions as opportunities for learning.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

K–8 Math Educators, Math Directors, Coordinators, Math Coaches

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30

NUMBER OF DAYS: 3

 

 
Product
ISBN
Quantity
Critical Foundations of Algebra K-5 3-day
0000113021
Critical Foundations of Algebra 4-8 3-day
0000113022