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Drive Math Reasoning From Whole-to-Part – Virtual Summer Institute 2020

COURSE LOGISTICS

  • Type: One-day virtual workshop
  • Duration: On the date and time listed in the course information section
  • Attendance: Live online meetings at the beginning and end of the day, as well as independent, asynchronous online work in between these meetings
  • Platform: Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A student who is confused by typical math instruction can excel when instructed in a way that always shows the big picture first, uses visual-spatial images, and directly examines how the parts are connected to the whole. This program is quite different from how most of us were taught math, and it is different from most modern curriculum approaches as well. A variety of whole-to-part graphic organizers will be presented that model whole number and fraction concepts and procedures, word problems, and equations. The methodology to be presented enables such comparison by limiting demands on language processing, working memory, and executive function skills.   

Learning and memory research tells us that multisensory integration is absolutely vital for children who have learning difficulties, as well as the best way to teach all students.  Experiential, gross-motor activities provide a powerful approach to interact with recognizable whole-to-part visual models. Students develop language skills necessary to describe math concepts and relationships as they perceive and process them. Simply put, students take patterns apart, then reassemble them while describing the process. Various games and activities involving both fine and gross motor skills will be demonstrated, and supported with free online materials.

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and middle school levels.

 

MATERIALS

All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Credits
5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time
$100

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Christopher Woodin

Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he is currently the mathematics department head at the Landmark Elementary•Middle School. Chris has published several articles, including a recent one through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. Chris presents internationally on topics involving multimodal math instruction and learning disabilities.

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