# Helping Educators ... Help Students ... Who Struggle

Math Workshop Descriptions Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle in Grades K-3

Materials, Methods & Specially-Designed Instruction

• Review Math Skills Progressions from the NMP Report & Common Core Standards
• Simulate Common Math Difficulties (directionality, fact retrieval, concepts, more)
• Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)
• Practice Alternative Strategies for Teaching Basic Operations, Word Problems & more

Materials & Programs Reviewed - Numicon, Cuisenaire Rods, Clear-View Base Ten Blocks, Math-U-See, Invicta Math Balance, Semple Math, Touch Math, Singapore Math, Stevenson-Semple Clock & Calendar, more Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle in Grades 4-9

Materials, Methods & Specially-Designed Instruction

• Review Math Skills Progressions from the NMP Report & Common Core Standards

• Simulate Common Math Difficulties (directionality, fact retrieval, concepts, more)
• Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)
• Practice Alternative Strategies for Teaching Basic Operations, Word Problems & more

Materials & Programs Reviewed - Clear-View Base Ten Blocks, Math Balances, Fraction Strips-Circles-Squares, Decimal Squares, Geo-Boards, Safety Compasses, Swing-Arm Protractors, Polydron Frameworks, Power Solids, Hands-On Equations, Algeblocks, Algebra Lab Gear, more Algebra - Instructional Alternatives

Tools & Strategies for Students Who Struggle

• Review Math Skills Progressions from the NRP Report & Common Core Standards

• Simulate Common Math Difficulties (conceptual & computational)
• Apply the Fours Levels of Instruction to Algebra
• Represent Basic Operations of Algebraic Expressions with Concrete Materials
• Solve Linear & Quadratic Equations with Manipulatives
• Learn How to Construct Images of Operations & Connect Vocabulary to Processes

Materials Demonstrated - Base Ten Blocks, Mathematical Balances, Hands-On Equations, Algeblocks, Algebra Lab Gear, more

* Participants should bring scissors for constructing teacher-made manipulatives. Semple Math Levels 1 & 2 - Addition & Subtraction

Math Instruction for Students with Dyscalculia

• Review the Unique Scope & Sequence of the Semple Math Program

• Learn Techniques for Correct Numeral Formation
• Practice Mnemonic Strategies for Fact Retrieval, Place Value & Algorithms
• Learn the Hierarchical Sequence for Word Problems using Mnemonics
• Apply Semple Strategies for Money & Time
• Learn How to Integrate Base Ten Blocks & Math Balance Manipulatives Semple Math Levels 3 & 4 - Multiplication & Division

Prerequisite Workshop: Semple Math 1 & 2

• Review the Unique Scope & Sequence of the Semple Math Program

• Learn Techniques for Multiplication, Division, Fractions & Decimals
• Practice Mnemonic Strategies for Fact Retrieval, Place Value & Algorithms
• Learn the Hierarchical Sequence for Word Problems using Mnemonics
• Learn How to Integrate Decimal Squares & Algeblocks Manipulatives Numicon Math

Multi-Sensory Instruction for Early Math Concepts

• Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

• Compare the Refined Numicon Progression of Skills to the Common Core
• Examine How Numicon Shapes Promote Number-Numeral Concepts & Subitization
• Learn How to Represent Concepts & Operations with Shapes & Cuisenaire Rods
• Link Numicon Shapes to Direct Instruction with Semple Math & Touch Math Touch Math

Strategies for Fact Retrieval & Computation

• Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

• Learn the Supplemental, Multi-Sensory Touch Math Technique for Fact Retrieval
• Practice Using Touch Points for Computation of Basic Operations
• Integrate Touch Math Computational Strategies with the Use of Manipulatives Singapore Math Word Problems

Step-By-Step Model Drawing

• Review the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

• Learn a 7-Step Singapore Procedure for Solving Word Problems
• Practice Word Problems at the Discrete & Continuous Levels
• Apply the Singapore Strategy with Basic Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio, Percents & Early Algebra Word Problems