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# M³ Workshops

From foundational numeracy to fractions, the Molding Math Mindsets workshop series features topics that will help you change the way you, and your students, think about math.

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# Foundations of Number Sense: Addition/Subtraction (2-5)

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the different ways to solve addition and subtraction problems in the 21st century? Why can’t we just do it the way we learned, with one answer and only one way to find it? Join Shannon to transform the way you think about solving addition and subtraction problems and helps you enable your students to explain their thinking in multiple ways. Participants will create a toolkit of strategies to help implement various means of solving addition and subtraction problems (3 ways plus the traditional, with concrete-pictorial-abstract means) in your classroom tomorrow!

Recommended for: 2nd – 5th grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalist

# Numeracy Development with Numeracy Talks (K-2)

Once your students have memorized the 10 frame and can subitize like rockstars in one modality, what happens when you show 10 in a scatter or on the top row of a Rekenrek? If they go back to one-to-one counting, this workshop is for you! Join Shannon as she helps you change the way you think about numeracy development with young children. This foundational workshop will equip you to support your students as they learn to understand and explain their own thought processes, implement numeracy chats in the classroom, and discovery fun numeracy games and activities that can be implemented tomorrow!

Recommended for: K-2nd grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalists

# Foundations of Number Sense: Multiplication/Division (3-5)

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the different ways to solve multiplication and division problems in the 21st century? Why can’t we just do it the way we learned, with one answer and only one way to find it? Join Shannon to transform the way you think about solving multiplication and division problems and helps you enable your students to explain their thinking in multiple ways. Participants will create a toolkit of strategies to help implement various means of solving multiplication and division problems (3 ways plus the traditional, with concrete-pictorial-abstract means) in your classroom tomorrow!

Recommended for: 3-5th grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalists

# Model Drawings (1-5)

Gain confidence while teaching word problems when you discover the power of model drawing! Armed with a step-by-step method of translating a word problem into a diagram or model, teachers will be able to help students recognize relationships between quantities and build deeper understanding so they can easily solve the problem. Participants will learn how to build competence in small steps by scaffolding these strategies for struggling students as they use these problem-solving techniques to build the foundation for algebraic thinking, even in early grades!

Recommended for: 1st-5th grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalists

# Fractions (3-5)

Help students build strong conceptual understanding as you learn to implement fraction instruction based on a variety of visual models, concrete manipulatives, and hands-on activities. During this workshop, teachers will understand the progression of fraction instruction and learn how to build a foundational understanding of fractions before advancing to algorithms and abstract equations. Participants will leave with strategies for alternative methods of computing fractions and full collection of activities and games designed for purposeful practice.

Recommended for: 3rd – 5th grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalists

# Math Workshop (K-5)

Tired of the “one size fits all” approach to math instruction? Discover the alternative! Transform your classroom with Math Workshop, the balanced, student-centered approach to learning characterized by daily routines and centers. Math workshop provides an effective environment for developing lifelong mathematical reasoning skills. Participants will learn the key elements of an effective math lesson, the importance of daily use of manipulatives, and how to integrate game-based learning into current instructional practices. The result is instructional time that is focused, engaging, and full of opportunities for practical application of skills being taught. Participants will also leave with a variety of math games that can be easily differentiated and support the Common Core State Standards.

Recommended for: K-5th grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and math interventionalists