What We’ll Do
We will begin by investigating current problems surrounding the understanding of the equal sign and mathematical equivalence. Dr. Rachel Bachman will lead us to explore various hands-on activities to correct and avoid these misconceptions. These activities will draw on familiar manipulatives including base ten blocks, fraction strips, tangrams, and algebra tiles. Activities will also include ideas from Singapore mathematics curriculum and draw upon physical motion activities used in the Math Dance class at Weber State University. As a terrific bonus, Dr. Shannon Hilliker will bring expertise to the discussions in facilitating success for ENL students with the activities shared throughout the two-day institute.
What Our Daily Schedule Will Be
Tuesday, June 28—Dr. Hilliker will start the day with a discussion about using concrete-pictorial-abstract activities with ENL students. We’ll work with tangrams and algebra tiles, and we’ll build and share lessons, finishing by looking forward to algebra.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We will ask you whether you’ll be at the Institute, when you’ll arrive, whether you plan to stay in the residence hall, whether you have any special dietary needs.
- TLQP Summer Institute 2016
- June 27 and June 28—Monday and Tuesday
- 10 to 3
- Brunch, Lunch, Goodies
- Binghamton University Union 324 and 325 West