ActiveMath® Workshop Schedule


REGISTRATION FEE:

$195 for one workshop; $180 each when two or more registrations are received at the same time. Registration fee includes extensive coursebook with blacklines, complimentary snacks, and more. Lunch is included where indicated.

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Fall 2014 One-Day Seminar & Workshop

One-Day Seminar (#SM20):
Teaching the Common Core State Standards, Grades 6–8

Workshop #253:
Focusing on the Common Core Standards in an Active Math Classroom, Grades 3–6



Fall 2014 One-Day Seminar & Workshop

One-Day Seminar (#SM20):
Teaching the Common Core State Standards, Grades 6–8

This one-day seminar is designed to help teachers learn HOW to teach according to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This seminar will engage participants in hands-on activities that address key Standards for Mathematical Content from various Domains of the Grades 6¬–8 CCSS. The CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice (MPs) are interwoven into each activity. A focus is on using differentiated guiding questions with students to promote deep mathematical thinking for each of the eight Practice Standards. PARCC sample assessment items will be analyzed.

Each activity in this workshop is tied to specific Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice Standards of the Common Core State Standards.

TOPICS AND CCSS STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN SEMINAR

  1. Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
    --Standards for Mathematical Content
    --Using Guiding Questions to Promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  2. The Date Detective: Number-Theory Warm-Ups
    Discover how to find something mathematically special about each day’s date.
    (4.OA.4, 6.NS.4, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2b. MP2, MP6)
  3. Bridging Arithmetic and Algebra
    (6.EE.1, 6.EE.2c, 6.EE.3, 6.EE.5, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 7.EE.1, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4a, 8.EE.7a, 8.EE7v, 8.F.1, MP3, MP4, MP6, MP7, MP8)
    • —What Does the Equals Sign Mean?
    • —Understanding/Evaluating Numerical and Algebraic Expressions
    • Instructional Game: The 5-Dice Game
    • —What Is an Equation? How Do Equations and Expressions Differ?
    • Activity: Using a Balanced Approach to Solve Human Equations
  4. Inequalities in the Real World
    (6.EE.5, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.8, 7.EE.4b. MP2, MP4, MP5, MP6)
  5. Activity: Spinning into Probability—An Introduction to Probability
    (7.NS.2d, 7.SP.5. MP2, MP3, MP4)
  6. Simulation: What Is the Probability of Passing a True-False Quiz by Guessing?
    Set up a probability model and run a simulation to estimate a probability.
    (7.SP.2, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7.a, 7.SP.8a, 7.SP.8c. MP2, MP3, MP4, MP5)
  7. Talking Points About Decimals 1—Deep Thinking About Decimal Addition and Subtraction
    (5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.NS.6. MP2, MP3, MP4, MP5)
  8. Talking Points About Decimals II—Deep Thinking About Decimal Multiplication and Division
    (5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 6.NS.3, 6.NS.6, 7.NS.2c, 7.NS.2d. MP2, MP3, MP4, MP7, MP8)
  9. PARCC Assessment (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)—Analysis of a Grade 6 PARCC item involving graphing ordered pairs, metric conversions, and area of a rectangle
    (5.NF.4b, 5.MD.1, 5.G2, 6.G3. MP2, MP4)
  10. Learning About the Mean, the Median, and the Mode
    Delve into important aspects of these topics in three separate pull-out lessons. (6.SP.5c. MP2)
  11. Activity: Targeting the Mean Absolute Deviation
    Use line plots to help introduce and develop a (MAD) measure of variability.
    (5.MD.2, 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5c, 6.SP.5d, 7.SP.3. MP2, MP3, MP4, MP5, MP7)
  12. A Model Way to Solve Percent Problems
    Use a bar diagram to help set up proportions to solve each of the three basic types of percent problems.
    (6.RP.1, 6.RP.3c, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3. MP1, MP2, MP4, MP5)
  13. Using the Funny Papers as a Springboard to Teach Mathematics

    Cartoon Corner: Calculator Spelling
    Use a calculator to help solve decimal word problems involving all four operations.
    (6.NS.4, 6.EE.2c, 7.NS.3. MP1, MP2, MP5)

    Cartoon Corner: Math That’s Out of this World
    Solve problems dealing with astronomical units (Science connection); Draw a scale model of the solar system.
    (5.NBT.2, 6.NS.3, 7.RP.2. MP1, MP4, MP6)

    Cartoon Corner: Easy as Pi? Infinitely NOT!
    Solve problems about pi and problems that apply pi.
    (7.G.4. 8.NS.1, 8.NS.2, 8.G9. MP1, MP2)

This course provides instructional strategies designed to address the needs of both regular and special-education students. All teachers, including those teaching developmental curricula or math education teachers, would benefit from this workshop.

Dates: Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
Registration: 8:00 am on Thursday
Seminar hours:
Thursday 8:15 am – 3:15 pm

Location:
Wyndham Garden Hotel
900 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
1-847/215–8883

A reduced overnight rate of $69 is available from the Wyndham Garden for ActiveMath participants.

Facilitator:
David B. Spangler

Recipient of the 2014 ICTM
Lee Yunker Mathematics
Leadership Award
(Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

David has been a mathematics educator for nearly 40 years. He is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences and is a developer of mathematics curriculum materials for K–12. He has authored a number of math books for teachers and students, and is co-editor of NCTM’s “Cartoon Corner” in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Registration Fee:

  • The cost for one workshop: $195.
  • Two or more registrations received at the same time: Only $180 each.

THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • An extensive coursebook with blacklines to take directly back into your classroom
  • A complementary copy of David Spangler’s book, Math for Real Kids: Problems, Applications, and Activities for Grades 5–8
  • Continental breakfast — rolls, coffee, and fruit (lunch on your own)
  • A certificate of participation suitable for framing and a fascinating puzzle

There will be an opportunity to examine and purchase supplemental math materials. Bring your school Tax ID to the workshop.

One graduate level professional development credit, for an additional $65 fee paid at the seminar, available through
Brandman University Extended Education — EDDU 9234 (Outside assignments required for college credit)
CPDU Provider: National Louis University — 6 Illinois CPDUs are available for this seminar.
(No outside assignments required to receive 6 CPDUs.)

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Workshop #253:
Focusing on the Common Core Standards in an Active Math Classroom, Grades 3–6

Align your classroom to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics while keeping your students actively involved doing meaningful math. This workshop uses motivating games, manipulatives, and hands-on and real-world activities to help bring Mathematical Content Standards and Practice Standards into your math classroom in a motivating, non-threatening way.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Examine the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: See how they align with the Illinois State Math Learning Goals and learning theories that promote long-term learning. Each activity in this workshop relates to one or more specific Common Core State Standards and is designed to be successful with today’s students.
  • Use Children’s Literature to Address a Variety of Content Standards: Start these activities with a motivating book or poem and then allow students to focus on problems involving time and money, whole number computation, fractions and decimals, proportional reasoning, and measurement
  • Investigate Number and Operations—Fraction Standard: Employing a C-S-A (Concrete–Semi-Concrete–Abstract) design, we will use readily available manipulatives, paper-folding, and instructional games to develop a solid foundation for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions.
  • Explore Operations, Algebraic Thinking and Ratio and Proportions: Pizzas and matchbox cars are used as real-world examples of ratio and proportion. Visual models make percents a sense-making experience. Venn diagrams and a song make LCM & GCF engaging to learn, and number patterns take on a new meaning with “He Said-She-Said.”
  • Explore Data Collection and Geometry in an Active and Motivational Way: Collect, organize, and interpret real-world data using a 5-Step model. Help students develop a deeper understanding of geometry following Van Hiele’s model of learning through paper-folding and a visual model.

This course provides instructional strategies designed to address the needs of both regular and special-education students. All teachers, including those teaching developmental curricula or math education teachers, would benefit from this workshop.

Dates: Nov. 14 & 15, 2014
Registration: 4:00 pm on Friday
Workshop hours:
Friday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:
Wyndham Garden Hotel
900 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
1-847/215–8883

A reduced overnight rate of $69 is available from the Wyndham Garden for ActiveMath participants.

Facilitator:
Hope Martin

Hope Martin is a State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

Hope has been a mathematics educator for more than 40 years—including close to 30 years in the classroom. Currently she is adjunct to National Louis University. She is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. Hope has authored numerous math books for teachers and students including Differentiated Instruction for Mathematics: Instructions and Activities for the Diverse Classroom.

Registration Fee:

  • The cost for one workshop: $195.
  • Two or more registrations received at the same time: Only $180 each.

THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • An extensive coursebook with blacklines to take directly back into your classroom
  • Soft drinks and cookies on Friday afternoon. (Dinner Friday evening on your own.) Continental breakfast and a delicious lunch on Saturday.
  • A certificate of participation suitable for framing and a fascinating puzzle

There will be an opportunity to examine and purchase supplemental math materials. Bring your school Tax ID to the workshop.

One hour of graduate level professional development credit, for an additional $65 fee paid at the workshop,
available through Brandman University Extended Education — EDDU 9234
(No outside assignments required to receive one hour of graduate level professional development.)
CPDU Provider: National Louis University — 15 Illinois CPDUs are available for this workshop.
(No outside assignments required to receive 15 CPDUs.)

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