Math Institute - Math Content Courses - Elementary

Math Content Courses - Elementary

Improving Math Outcomes in the Elementary Classroom

Our K-5 courses deepen mathematical content knowledge through the use of the standards progressions and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Although the focus is K-5 content, many secondary teachers find value in understanding these standards progressions and how they support student learning in later years. Our programs are designed to help you:

  • Deepen your own knowledge and confidence of math standards
  • Build a deeper understanding of progressions and how they support student learning in later years
  • Discover ways to support students accessing mathematics knowledge and learning

Explore our Elementary Content Courses below …

Math Institute - Math Content Courses - Elementary

What’s the Problem? Using Contexts to Support Mathematical Thinking

Grade Level

K-2

Content Focus

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Overview

Dive into the K-2 Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain and become familiar with all word problem types. Gain experience with different representations that support students to understand the properties. Walk away with ways to engage your young mathematicians!

Goals

  • Become familiar with all word problem types.
  • Increase your fluency with identifying, posing, and knowing when to use all problem types.
  • Understand the role of representation in student learning.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

October 19 & November 29, Waukesha, WI

Thinking About Interpretations and Representations for Multiplication and Division

Grade Level

3-5

Content Focus

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Overview

What does it mean to multiply and divide? How can visual models support students in representing and solving problems involving multiplication and division? Come explore the three types of multiplication situations students work with in Grades 3-5 with a focus on using the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to build an understanding of the two division interpretations.

Goals

  • Use mathematical representations to deepen understanding of multiplication and division.
  • Build an understanding of the two interpretations of division through the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

November 30 & December 1, Waukesha, WI

Building Student Ownership of Mathematical Learning: Elementary

Grade Level

K-5

Content Focus

Formative Assessment

Overview

Formative assessment is often defined as assessment for learning. But what does assessment for learning look like in a math classroom? What should teachers be doing? How are students positioned as active and engaged self-assessors to monitor and guide their own learning? This workshop will explore classroom-based formative assessment techniques and tools which can be used to plan, implement, and reflect on both teaching and student learning in your classroom.

Goals

  • Deepen understanding of formative assessment.
  • Understand the role formative assessment plays in supporting all learners.
  • Leave with more practices to use in your classroom.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

December 15, Waukesha WI

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Grade Level

K-2

Overview

This course explores the Counting and Cardinality Domain and Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and how they work together to develop algebraic thinking in Grades K-2.

Goals

  • Become familiar with all word problem types and become fluent with identifying, posing, and knowing when to use all problem types.
  • Become familiar with developmental levels (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3) for solving single-digit addition and subtraction problems and how each level is critical as students move toward computational fluency.
  • Understand the role of representation in student learning; and expand the repertoire of and fluency with using representations.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

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May 16, Pewaukee WI

June 23, Pewaukee,WI

July 3, Waukesha, WI
(offered through our Waukesha Summer Institute)

Number and Operations in Base Ten with Connections to Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Grade Level

K-2

Overview

This course explores the Number and Operations in Base Ten Domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the development of place value in Grades K-2.

Goals

  • Deepen understanding of the structure of the base-ten number system based on the powers of ten (groups of ten as single entities or units).
  • Develop understanding that the position of digits within a number determines the specific group of tens it represents and that the groupings of ones, tens, and hundreds can be decomposed and recomposed in different but equivalent ways.
  • Become familiar with base ten strategies for addition and subtraction and understand the properties of operations that support the development of generalized algorithms.
  • Understand how to use place value ideas meaningfully when engaged in a variety of problem solving activities.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

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May 16, Pewaukee WI

June 23, Pewaukee,WI

July 3, Waukesha, WI
(offered through our Waukesha Summer Institute)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Grade Level

3-5

Overview

This course explores the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and extends participants’ knowledge and understanding of operations from addition and subtraction to multiplication and division.

Goals

  • Become familiar with the progression of standards for the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain across Grades 3-5.
  • Deepen understanding of the properties of, and relationships between, the different operations; in particular the inverse relationships between addition and subtraction and between multiplication and division.
  • Represent real-world and mathematical problems symbolically, and solve them using algebraic reasoning about properties of the operations involved.
  • Discuss challenges in classroom implementation of the OA standards and strategies for implementing these standards with fidelity (including the Standards for Mathematical Practice).

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

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May 16, Pewaukee WI

June 23, Pewaukee,WI

July 3, Waukesha, WI
(offered through our Waukesha Summer Institute)

Number and Operations - Fractions

Grade Level

3-5

Overview

This course explores the Number and Operations – Fractions Domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and focuses on deepening understanding and proficiency with fractions.

Goals

  • Become familiar with progression of standards for fractions across Grades 3-5.
  • Understand, represent, and explain the important ideas in CCSSM for unit fractions, fraction equivalence, comparing fractions, operations with fractions, and relationships between decimals and fractions.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

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May 16, Pewaukee WI

June 23, Pewaukee,WI

July 3, Waukesha, WI
(offered through our Waukesha Summer Institute)

Geometric Shape and Measurement

Grade Level

3-6

Overview

This course explores the Geometry Domain and Measurement and Data Domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and focuses on the instructional experiences students need in order to deepen their understanding of shape classification and measurement concepts.

Goals

  • Become familiar with the progression of standards for geometric shape and measurement across Grades 3-6.
  • Deepen understanding of the measurement process and how it applies to the attributes of length, area, angle measure, and volume.
  • Explore how geometry and measurement are coherently connected to other mathematical domains.

Upcoming Class Dates & Locations

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May 16, Pewaukee WI

June 23, Pewaukee,WI

July 3, Waukesha, WI
(offered through our Waukesha Summer Institute)

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