[Math]odology's virtual courses are an unparalleled resource for professional knowledge. We equip educators with best practices and current research to elevate individual expertise.
Each session challenges participants to find new approaches to solve complex problems. It is through these shared learning experiences that we empower each other to become better!
Virtual Team Meetings | Coaching
Optimize your training and coaching opportunities by inviting our teaching experts to attend your next team meeting virtually. Now with several virtual offerings, Mathodology’s online coaching sessions provide flexibility and professional development in a virtual environment.
Leverage our experts to:
- Plan a lesson
- Plan an entire chapter
- Plan for assessment opportunities throughout a chapter
- Enjoy individual mentoring on topics such as differentiation, implementing journaling practices and more
- Customize group or individual coaching sessions
Mathodology’s virtual coaching sessions reduce travel costs, provide real-time guidance to administrators, minimize cost for substitutes, and keep your teaching skills sharp. Our teachers are authors, who have taught successfully at every grade level, and implemented Singapore math programs from start to finish.
Hourly & Half-Day options available.
Orientation to using think!Mathematics
A curriculum is more for teachers than it is for pupils. If it cannot change, move, perturb, foremost a curriculum for teachers. If it has any effect on pupils, it will have it by virtue of having had an effect on teachers. (Bruner, 1960/1977, p. xv)
At [Math]odology our goal is to help teachers understand the role that think!Mathematics plays in supporting student learning. Research indicates that different uses of the curriculum lead to different opportunities for student and teacher learning. This summer, [Math]odology will assist teachers in examining curriculum resources and tools while investigating new approaches to delivering effective lessons.
Offered August 14-16, 2023
1- 4 p.m. EST
Target Audience: Grade 1-5 Math Teachers, Math Coaches, Math Coordinators, Teacher Leaders, Administrators
Contact Information: [email protected]
Engineering the Perfect Kindergarten Classroom
2023-2024 School Year
SESSION 1 - SET - UP
We start on August 3, 2023 when we’ll focus on getting the materials and the classroom ready for our young mathematicians. We'll review how to set-up shelves, implement daily routines and ideas for storing materials. You'll leave this session with a game plan to start your year!
SESSION 2- NUMBER
Shortly after on August 15, 2023 when we’ll turn our attention to our first content area of number and how it develops. You’ll learn our deeply researched methods of building concepts, checking for student understanding, how to revisit, and plan to revisit ideas that students may not grasp. We have a plan for a child who struggles to keep up and how we assess that student and the entire classroom so that your long-term goals are met by building a student’s knowledge in a carefully constructed manner.
SESSION 3- MEASUREMENT
The fall semester will afford you the opportunity to implement your new plan and we’ll reengage with you on November 02, 2023 to talk about where you are and show you the next phase of our Developing Roots agenda. Measurement takes center stage in this crucial session. We’ll identify the big ideas, talk about how content builds off what we’ve already taught, and focus keenly on implementing those past ideas of numbers into strands.
SESSION 4- GEOMETRY
We’ll reconvene two months later on January 9, 2024 when we’ll turn our attention to our third content area Geometry. There are multiple extensions to the plan, and we’ll cover implementation and the benefits of incorporating them into the plan in order to take a deep dive into understanding with your students.
SESSION 5- OPERATIONS
We’ll put the finishing touches to your plan on March 7, 2024 when we will tackle the idea of setting foundations for addition and subtraction, offer a conceptual understanding of what the symbols represent, and how we start to build fluency within those operations.
In every session we’ve built time to discuss what you’re doing with the other teachers who join us and for you to learn from their successes and the ways in which they’ve overcome challenges.
Five Virtual Sessions:
Session 1: August 3, 2023 7:00pm-8:30 pm EST
Session 2: August 15, 2023 7:00pm-8:30 pm EST
Session 3: November 2, 2023 7:00pm-8:30 pm EST
Session 4: January 9, 2024 7:00 pm -8:30 pm EST
Session 5: March 7, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Target Audience: Early Childhood Teachers, Math Coaches, Math Coordinators, Teacher LeadersSign Up!
Developing Mathematical Roots In The Pre-K Classroom
2023-2024 School Year
Our first session on August 8, 2023 will be an introduction to the Developing Roots Pre-K program with a focus on classroom setup, organizing student materials, and navigating the Teacher’s Guide and Teacher Toolkit. You will learn the importance of establishing a classroom culture that fosters independence, perseverance and deep thinking in your young mathematicians.
On August 22, 2023, we will explore Unit of Study 1: My Space, My Place and the big ideas of math in this unit, with an emphasis on helping students develop a beginning understanding of number, number names, and numerals. Through an examination of UOS1 lessons, you will learn to use the learning trajectories within each lesson as a tool for assessing student learning and differentiating instructional activities for your students. You will also learn how to integrate choral counting routines into your classroom, as well as the importance of providing students with independent practice through games during “math shelf” or “math center” time.
The focus for this session on October 17, 2023 will be on the spiraling math ideas addressed in UOS 2: Explore Some More, with the main focus on geometry. As you participate in lessons from UOS2, you’ll learn how to use the “Look for” section of your teacher’s guide to help you document and record student growth. You will also learn how to incorporate the math routine of Quick Looks in your classroom as a way for students to explore patterns.
On December 5, 2023, we will explore the math content of Unit of Study 3: Helping Hands and Unit of Study 4: Winter Wonderings. Identifying common attributes, patterns and mathematical relationships is a focus of UOS3 and UOS4, and will therefore be the focus of our lesson study. You will learn how to implement the Paired Looks routines as a means of building the foundations for fluency, and explore additional ideas for enhancing the learning and deepening student thinking through questioning and extension activities.
The final session of the year, on March 5, 2024, will focus on helping students explore part-whole relationships through the lessons in Unit of Study 5: What Spring Brings. Participants will learn the importance of conceptual subitizing in helping students combine parts to make a whole in order to build a foundation for operational thinking and fluency. The big ideas of measurement and data will also be explored through a study of UOS5 lessons.
Five Virtual Sessions:
Session 1: August 8, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Session 2: August 22, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Session 3: October 17, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Session 4: December 5, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Session 5: March 5, 2024 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Target Audience: early childhood teachers, math coaches, math coordinators, teacher leaders