Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Effective Strategies for Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



During this 2-day course, educators will learn how to approach mathematics instruction with a focus on critical thinking while also helping students to build their problem solving tool-kits. Students with LBLD who also struggle in math class require interactive activities that help them to improve their accuracy. Teachers will study the ways in which math problems are presented, and how they can be adjusted in order to boost student engagement. Teachers will also learn ways to enhance note-taking and study skills within the math classroom so that students feel equipped to tackle problems from a variety of approaches.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Create math problems that support students in becoming problem solvers and encourage them to utilize previously created resources
  • Generate practice problems that give students an opportunity to cycle back to previously learned skills
  • Recognize the importance of teaching note-taking in math
  • Guide students build and access resources to help them become better problem solvers



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.


Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 17-18 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Erin Brewer, M.S.Ed.

Erin has been working at Landmark High School since 2010 teaching geometry, one-to-one tutorial, and yoga classes. She has also been an academic advisor since 2015, working to help students and faculty navigate life’s obligations while also maintaining their mental health. Erin earned two bachelor’s degrees from Syracuse University: one in retail management and the other in marketing. She also received her master’s degree in moderate special needs from Simmons University.

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