Developing Essential Numeracy Skills in Grades K-2: What Teachers of Young Students Need to Know
|Date:||March 10, 2017|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
Grades K-2 Teachers, Administrators, Math Leads/Coaches
About this learning opportunity
There are a number of great tools we can use in the classroom to develop students’ number sense and additive thinking. We will unpack numbers, looking at children’s misconceptions and hurdles, and introducing games, investigations, Ten-Frames, Rekenrek, Dot cards and instructional approaches that build children’s foundational understandings in numeracy.
During this session, we will explore a variety of ways for teachers to introduce and use these tools effectively in the classroom. We will work through what kids need to know about number in order to work with it fluently and easily. You will walk away with resources and strategies you can use in your classroom right away.
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Bonnie Edgecombe has worked with Elk Island Public Schools for 36 years as an elementary teacher, AISI lead teacher in Mathematics, and Supervisor of Elementary Mathematics. She has always had a passion for helping students understand mathematics. Over the years she has presented sessions on effective mathematics practices and has worked with Alberta Education on various projects.