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Developing Young Mathematicians: Shapes & Spatial Reasoning

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

Developing Young Mathematicians: Shapes & Spatial Reasoning

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: Shapes & Spatial Reasoning

Workshop Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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

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

The deadline to register is November 4, 2021.

*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.

Need to register by check? Print the registration form in the link below and email or mail it with your payment.

Email: sherry.bucholtz@mathinstitutewi.org

Mail: Attn: Sherry Bucholtz Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway Suite 100 Waukesha, WI 53188

***Please note that registration forms mailed without payment will not be processed until payment has been received. Registration is not complete until you have received your confirmation email.***

Printable Registration Form

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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Venue

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