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Developing Young Mathematicians: Measurement

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Developing Young Mathematicians: Measurement

Grade Level: PreK-1

Content Focus: Early Learning – Mathematics

Location: Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Suite 100 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 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: Measurement

Workshop Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm CST

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

Event Capacity: This workshop will be capped at 32 participants.

The deadline to register is March 4, 2022.

*Workshop may not run if enrollment is less than 15 participants. In the event of a cancellation due to low enrollment full refunds will be issued.*

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.

Course Credit: This workshop series is available for university credit through our partnership with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. *Course credit is only available to participants who attend all 4 Developing Young Mathematicians series workshops.*

  • This workshop series will be offered for 2-3 undergraduate or graduate credits.
  • The cost per credit is $202 per undergraduate credit and $395 per graduate credit. (*pricing subject to change.)

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Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin
W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway Suite 100, Waukesha, WI 53188
Waukesha, WI 53188 US
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