Teaching Grades 3-5:
Kansas College & Career Ready Standards
Mathematics for Fluency & Deep Understanding
Focusing on the domains of Operations & Algebraic Thinking (OA) and Number & Operations Base Ten (NBT)
The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics include Mathematical Practices and Content Standards. The standards were developed to be rigorous, relevant, focused, and coherent, but how do we, as teachers, meet these goals?
In this workshop, we will look at two content standard domains for grades 3-5. These domains (OA and NBT) contain clusters which are considered to require greater emphasis than other clusters. This emphasis includes a deep understanding of multiplication and division (including fluency in the multiplication and division facts), the importance of place value understanding, and the use of all four options to solve problems.
During the workshop, we will unpack the standards and teachers will participate in activities that focus on the type of rich instruction that leads to fluency and conceptual understanding. Resources, including the Progressions and other professional documents, will be shared and reviewed.
Featured Presenter: Lee Anne Coester; Betsy L. Wiens
Lee Anne Coester has been a K-8 remedial math teacher, an elementary classroom teacher, a middle school math teacher, and a college math methods instructor in her over 35 years of teaching. She received a BSE and MSE from ESU and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Math Education from KSU. Lee Anne has presented at state and national conferences and provided inservices and staff development workshops for teachers across the United States for the past 20 years. She currently serves as the math coach for the Jones Institute MSP grant and continues to be a presenter for BER, as she has for the last 15 years.
Betsy L. Wiens has taught middle mathematics for 36 years. She served as the Mathematics department chair at Washburn Rural Middle School for over 20 years. Now retired from full time teaching, Betsy continues to be involved in mathematics education at both the university and district levels. She has been involved in professional development through KSDE math academies and Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics annual conferences.
Classroom Teachers Grades 3-5,
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Special Education and Title Teachers
Monday, April 28, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jones Institute for
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS
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$125 (includes lunch & materials)
Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE. Additional fee for graduate credit.
Enrollment is limited to 35