Probability and Statistics, Grades 7 – 12

Date: January 30th, 2009

Using charts or tree diagrams to represent probabilities, participants will solve problems of simple and conditional probability, including the probability of winning the lottery and the Monty Hall Problem. Participants will use grams of fat in McDonald’s meals to analyze data with a stem and leaf plot and a box and whiskers plot. A scatter […]

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Decimals and Scientific Notation, Grades 7 – 12

Date: January 30th, 2009

When students do not get place value, especially to the right of the decimal point, how can they make any sense of scientific notation? Participants will use base ten blocks to model numbers on both sides of the decimal point and write those numbers in standard form, in various expanded forms, and in scientific notation. […]

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Using the Finite Differences Method to Define a Function, Grades 7 – 12

Date: January 30th, 2009

With interlocking cubes, participants will build three-dimensional constructions following a growing pattern and record the number of blocks needed for each iteration. Participants will create a difference table to find the degree of the function that describes the growing pattern. Matching this table with a difference table for the standard form for that degree equation […]

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Algebra through Visually Mediated Thinking, Grades 6 – 9

Date: January 30th, 2009

Representing mathematics concepts with concrete manipulatives provides visual, spatial, tactile, and kinesthetic input to the learner and allows for greater participation in the learning process by the right half of the brain. Using 2-color chips, dice, and algebra tiles, participants will model operations with integers and will add, subtract, and evaluate polynomials, solve equations, multiply […]

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Alternative Computational Algorithms, Grades 3 – 6

Date: January 30th, 2009

Using base ten blocks, participants will find that we don’t have to start on the right side when we add and subtract, that we don’t have to borrow in subtraction EVER if we don’t want to, that we can multiply 2-digit numbers in our heads, and that we can divide however we want to, so […]

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Writing Better IEPs: Building Capacity in Your District–Training the Trainers

Date: January 28th, 2009

This 5-day series is designed to provide special education administrators with specific training in how to develop and implement their own district/building level training on writing instructionally relevant IEP goals that are measurable. Three days in the summer will: introduce participants to the IEP training curriculum; guide them through the development of a district plan; […]

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Number Sense and Alternative Computation

Date: January 28th, 2009

Participants will explore the variety of methods that real people use to do computation in real life that differ from the one “right” way learned in school. Base 10 blocks will be used to represent whole numbers and decimals, and pattern blocks will be used to represent fractions. This workshop is applicable to all persons, […]

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Games and Puzzles for Primary Students

Date: January 28th, 2009

Participants will be introduced to a variety of classroom activities that use interlocking cubes and dice to give concrete experiences to primary students in the areas of counting, number sense, spatial sense, logic and reasoning, problem solving, probability, and statistics. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to teach the concepts covered through […]

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Statistics

Date: January 28th, 2009

Participants will gather and process data using a variety of statistics concepts and methods: range, rank order listing, median, frequency distribution, mode, mean, stem-and-leaf plot, box plot, and scatter plot. Upon completion of the workshop participants will know how to collect data relevant to students’ lives as a vehicle for learning the methods of statistical […]

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Probability

Date: January 28th, 2009

Participants will use cards, coins, and dice to explore the concept of probability. Upon completion of the workshop participants will know a variety of hands-on activities to do with students in the classroom to introduce, reinforce, and assess understanding of probability principles.

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