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How Can They Do Algebra If They Don’t Know Arithmetic? *Virtual Workshop*

November 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

A virtual workshop led by Dr. Jason Zimba exploring ideas and techniques for keeping students on track with middle-grades math.

The transition from arithmetic to algebra during the middle grades is a make-or-break time for students’ mathematical futures. But how can we ensure that all middle schoolers learn middle-grades algebra, when many students have significant unfinished learning of arithmetic?

In this workshop led by Dr. Jason Zimba, a Founding Partner of Student Achievement Partners and lead author of the mathematics standards, we’ll learn ideas and techniques for keeping students on track with middle-grades math. Participants will work together on classroom tasks, identify common student misunderstandings, and share insights with colleagues.


  • Learn ideas and techniques that teachers can use to help middle-grades students who have significant amounts of unfinished learning in arithmetic.
  • Recognize the assets that students bring to the middle grades from their study of arithmetic in grades K-5.
  • Work together on classroom tasks to gain increased understanding of standards and student learning in middle-grades algebra.
  • Gain detailed understanding of the importance of middle-grades algebra to all students’ mathematical futures.

“How Can They Do Algebra If They Don’t Know Arithmetic?” Building on what students know to teach grade-level standards in middle school

Grade Level: 6-8

Content Focus: Standards & Instruction

Workshop Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Workshop Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm CDT

Location: Online

Cost: $309

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.

This workshop will be capped at 40 participants. The deadline to register is November 13, 2020 11:30PM CT.

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

***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.***

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