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Math Content Courses K-12

Content & Skills for Classroom Success

Students grapple with a variety of concepts and understandings as they grow as mathematicians. Our K-12 workshops delve into mathematics content and instructional practices that address key areas of learning and development, so that teachers feel better equipped to provide meaningful math experiences for their students.

Current K-12 Offerings

Early Learning Series - Developing Young Mathematicians

Our ‘Developing Young Mathematicians’ (DYM) workshop series explores foundational math concepts for kids ages 3-6. Participants will explore and discuss how teachers can tap into young learners’ natural curiosity and the power of play to develop mathematical thinking.

Workshop Topics:

  • Counting & Number Sense
  • Shapes & Spatial Reasoning
  • Adding & Subtracting
  • Measurement

Mastering Math Tasks

A 10-week online course focused on the Mathematics Teaching Practice Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving from Principles to Actions, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Throughout the course participants will identify and implement high cognitive demand tasks, examine student work, and reflect on instructional practice with other educators.

With just three required virtual meetings, this course can be designed to fit busy schedules.

Critical Math for the ACT *Virtual Workshop*

High school math teachers face continued pressure to raise ACT scores, which play a critical role in the assessment of both students and schools. This workshop offers an opportunity for teachers to take a closer look at the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and the Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics (including middle school standards) revealing critical connections.

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

Building on what students know to teach grade-level standards in middle school

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 virtual 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.

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