Guiding Our Children to a Mathematical Future

October 30, 2017 @ 5:30PM — November 13, 2017 @ 5:30PM

A 3-Part workshop designed for parents of elementary children at BCSIS and High Peaks

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.

Each Session will run from 5:30-7:30pm at BCSIS. Childcare is available for on a limited basis for $5/child/night. Please contact: Amy Scheff at amy.sheff@colorado.edu with questions. No refunds after 10/13. However, registration IS transferrable.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE:

OCT 30 - SESSION 1: Come join us for an interactive evening to learn about how current research into the development of mathematical thinking impacts how we teach math to our students, in particular how we teach computation. Participants will leave with an understanding of math development from preschool years up through the elementary years, why our teaching strategies might look different than when you were in school, and tools we can use as parents to help our kids strengthen their math learning including games that YOU will make and take home with you.

NOV 6 – SESSION 2: In Part 2 of our series, we will build upon learning from session #1 as we explore research that focuses on multi-digit computation and we'll extend our understanding from number sense and math facts (session 1) to place value understanding as it relates to computation. We will explore how this understanding develops from a very young age, long before we would expect our children to be computing with larger quantities. Parents will leave with a better understanding of current practices as well as tools to support their students and games to play at home.

NOV 13 - SESSION 3: In the last class of our series we will pull together and apply our learning from the first two sessions to further develop and build upon our understanding of how young children develop mathematical understanding. During this class, we will explore a wide variety of commercially available games to become critical consumers and value the role of game play in developing math skills. Come ready to PLAY! We will also make games for everyone to take home; You will leave with a long list of games to add to your shopping wish lists & thrift store look-fors!


Event Location

BCSIS/High Peaks School
3995 East Aurora Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

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