#### Grade Level

K-5

#### Overview

Success in algebra opens doors and expands opportunities for college and careers; the foundations for a positive experience in algebra begin long before high school.So how do we set students up for success?

The Mathematics Institute is excited to welcome Angela Andrews to lead this workshop. During her extensive career in preschool and kindergarten education, Angela has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and was chosen as a member of the writing team for the PreK-2 section of NCTMâ€™s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

During this workshop, participants will explore and discuss five prerequisites (grounded in research) that will help elementary teachers and students develop ways of thinking about and engaging with mathematics meaningfully. Walk away with instructional strategies that support students in developing these prerequisite understandings.

#### Goals

- Identify and articulate five elementary math topics that develop algebraic thinking
- Examine tasks and activities that promote sense-making and reasoning
- Explore instructional strategies that support students in thinking algebraically