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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Lee Anne Coester loves teaching math and loves to connect with others who have chosen teaching as a profession. Her 30+ years as a classroom teacher, a Title I math teacher, and a classroom math coach have allowed her to fill a mathematical treasure chest of ideas and suggestions - built on actual classroom experience. Lee Anne has presented at state, regional and national conferences multiple times and is the author of Powerful Strategies for Using the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice to Increase Student Achievement (Grades 3-6), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.

Her goal for this seminar is to pass on the strategies and ideas and tips that helped her transfer her love of math to her students. The seminar will be based on eight Practice Standards. These can transform your classroom. The practices will be illustrated with teaching activities involving math fact fluency, whole number, fraction and decimal computation, 2D & 3D geometry, estimation and number sense and measurement concepts. Problem solving, as the overarching theme, will be addressed throughout.

Over the years, her passion for mathematics has led her to search for the best, most practical ideas and strategies for helping students learn mathematics successfully. All the ideas she presents have worked for her with her students. Come prepared to stay engaged as Lee Anne’s seminars reflect her teaching style with participants actively involved and walking away with dozens of new ideas!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

I have learned so many new activities and ideas that I can’t wait to use! Thank you, Lee Anne!”

“Wonderful! Wow! Lee Anne has an incredible wealth of information to make mathematics more concrete and to develop conceptual understanding. I’m leaving with specific activities I will use right away and several others I will be incorporating soon.”

“Lee Anne gave us so many useful ideas! I think the best thing about this seminar is that it has caused me to think about math in so many different ways.”

“This content was very ‘outside the box’ and fun. My students will love the games and activities that support instruction. I’m excited about teaching math!

“Thank you, Lee Anne, for a wealth of information presented in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to research and find all these wonderful resources and approaches. Your teaching tips and suggested sequences are terrific!

Excellent ideas that are easy to implement in the classroom to make math instruction more effective - and fun!”

“I’m very impressed with Lee Anne’s knowledge, enthusiasm and energy! She was extremely well prepared with content, ideas and humor. Practical ideas were the mainstay of the seminar. The resource handbook is fantastic!”

Lee Anne is fantastic! A wonderful day with a constant flow of new ideas!”

Great activities presented with lots of useful information!”