Central to mathematics learning is the internal language that students use to describe their mathematical thoughts. In order to develop strong internal language, students need opportunities to read, write, speak and hear mathematical language. The barriers to creating activities that engage a variety of language skills are often time and creativity. This workshop will explore a variety of powerful activities that have a high level of benefit for the time required in class.
In a workshop format of explore and apply, educators should leave this week with activities and ideas to bring back to their classrooms in the fall. Time will be spent reflecting on learner experience and outcome with each activity. Participants will have a variety of activities to choose from to support choosing the right tool for the mathematical target and learning needs of students.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
This course is appropriate for educators at the middle school and high school level.
3 graduate credits (fee included in course tuition)
|July 22-26, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.
Jennifer was the mathematics department head at Landmark High School for many years and has been associated with Landmark for the last 25 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from William and Mary, a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and a Ph.D. in education from Tufts University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the creation of a function-centered Algebra 1 curriculum with research conducted with students at Landmark. Jennifer is currently working at Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District as the 6-12 mathematics curriculum coordinator.