Building Place Value Understanding in our Youngest Students using DecaCards (Grade 1-2)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Ulana Soletsky
Date:November 15, 2021
Time:2:45 pm to 3:45 pm MDT
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-DD-EX-US-090
Focus: District Days First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Mathematics & Numeracy Numeracy

Target Audience

Grade 1-2 Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Every school received a box of Decacards from ORIGO math.  Decacards is a classroom visual aid and teacher activity resource for teaching place value that is based on a familiar and powerful representation of ten: fingers. Designed to help young students in Grades K-2 see ten as 10 ones or 1 ten, and to further develop an understanding of two-, three-, and four-digit numbers. This session will focus on activities that you can use with these cards. 

Please Bring the Box with Decacards

All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the Facilitator

Ulana Soletsky has been an educator for 37 years, and is passionate about all things that are math from Kindergarten to Grade 9. She spent 26 years in a classroom and for the past 11 years has held the position of AISI Coordinator, and most recently Math/Numeracy Consultant for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. During the past 13 years she has also been seconded to the ERLC as a Consultant offering Professional Development in the area of Math and Numeracy, providing sessions primarily in the area of how we can get the best results in our math classrooms. A key component of her work at the school division level involves collaboration with school administration teams and at-elbow support to K-9 teachers. Her focus is primarily around curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. She is a certified facilitator in the First Steps in Math and has provided PD in the Number, Number Operations, Measurement strands of First Steps in Math.