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Best, Current Strategies for Increasing Student Learning in Your Algebra II, Trigonometry, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus Classes
Seminar Presented by Kitty Morgan
Specifically Designed for Mathematics Educators Teaching Algebra II, Trigonometry, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus in Grades 7-12
- Classroom-tested mathematical strategies and activities to increase your students’ achievement and motivation in your algebra II and calculus classes
- Highly practical ways to help your students relate functions to the real world to increase understanding in your math class
- Effective strategies to increase your confidence in successfully using and assessing collaborative student group work
- Ways to increase mathematical communication through student writing
- Demonstrations, sample materials and an extensive, easy-to-follow mathematics teaching resource handbook
- Bring your TI-83 or TI-84 to follow along during demonstrations
If you are interested in strengthening your students’ performance in algebra II, pre‑calculus and/or calculus, you won’t want to miss this outstanding seminar. Kitty Morgan will share with you dozens of practical instructional strategies that will challenge and motivate your students. She will show you ways to connect mathematics to the real world to increase student motivation and achievement. In addition, you will learn how to use assessment tools for collaborative groups and student writing, best ideas for integrating graphing calculators and fun activities and games you can use with your students immediately. This seminar will focus on innovative strategies to help students reach a full understanding of functional concepts.
Throughout the day, the emphasis will be on innovative, practical ideas you can use immediately in your own math classes. All secondary mathematics classes can be enriched and strengthened with the strategies in this seminar. You will also receive an extensive resource handbook to assist you in implementing all the strategies when you return to your classroom.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Practical Strategies to Strengthen Your Students’ Understanding of Algebra II, Pre‑Calculus and Calculus Concepts
Maximize your instruction with classroom-proven strategies to increase student achievement and motivation in your math classes . . . Innovative ideas for introducing new concepts and reviewing previously taught concepts
- Hands-On Learning to Make Algebra II, Pre‑Calculus and Calculus Accessible to More Students
Explore activities, investigations and games you can use immediately in your own classroom to increase math success for all your students . . . All ideas are student-proven and ready for use in your mathematics classroom
- Link Your Math Instruction to Relevant, Real‑World Examples
Create relevancy in your instruction by using real-world problems throughout the 7-12 math curriculum . . . Discover how you can tie what your students see around them to what they are doing in your math class
- Incorporating Technology Into Your Instruction
Increase your skills and confidence in using graphing calculators . . . Ways to effectively use graphing calculators to approach problem solving from new perspectives
- Strengthen Your Instruction in Algebra II and Calculus
Deepen your understanding of the relationship of functions . . . Move beyond textbook explanations to bring algebra and calculus to life for your students
- Learn Outstanding Strategies for Collaborative Student Learning Groups
Use student group interaction to deepen and extend understanding of mathematical skills and concepts . . . Ideas for forming groups and effectively using and assessing group work
- Integrate Writing to Increase Mathematical Communication Skills
Sharpen your students’ mathematical writing skills . . . Practical ways to emphasize and assess students’ ability to write and communicate math concepts
- Make Natural Connections Between Algebra and Data Analysis
Discover how to naturally make connections when representing functions numerically, analytically, graphically, and in writing . . . Examples you can use in your classroom
- Specific Questioning Strategies to Increase Problem-Solving Skills
Creative ways to incorporate questioning into group work or when working with individual students to develop thinking skills . . . Questioning strategies to help students solve complex problems
- Receive a Detailed Resource Handbook
Receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this seminar . . . The handbook will facilitate your learning during the seminar and provide a wealth of information beyond the scope of the seminar
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Highly effective, classroom-proven strategies to increase student achievement in your mathematics classes from algebra II to calculus
- Expand your view on using real-life problems to enhance learning throughout the 7-12 math curriculum
- Realistic ways to use rubrics, checklists, grading scales, and self‑assessments in your existing program
- Incorporate higher-order thinking skills into your math lessons
- Easy-to-use activities and games to allow you and your students to have fun while reinforcing previous concepts or learning new ones
- Dozens of engaging activities to use with your students in your current math program
- Practical ways to use graphing calculators to strengthen student understanding of algebraic functions
- Use small group work and collaboration to extend students’ understanding of mathematical concepts
- Numerous instructional strategies that will challenge and motivate your students
- Expand your repertoire of techniques for teaching algebra and calculus
- Innovative ways to strengthen your communication with students through student writing and group interaction
- Highly effective strategies for integrating problem solving, reasoning and communication throughout your instruction
- Proven ways to help students apply algebra and calculus concepts to the real world
- Creative ways to generate classroom discussion and excitement
- Strengthen the connection between the different levels of mathematics from algebra to calculus
- Discover ways to tie what your students see around them to what they are doing in your classroom
- Successful ways to connect the graphing calculator to the NCTM Principles and Standards
- Highly motivating activities that make learning and teaching algebra II, pre-calculus and calculus fun for you and your students
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
I would like to take you on a mathematical journey starting with linear functions and ending with derivatives. Throughout this journey, you will discover dozens of strategies that will make a difference in your daily teaching of math, whether you teach algebra II or calculus. As a current practicing teacher, I fully understand the obstacles you face every day in your classrooms that make being creative and innovative in your daily lessons difficult and time consuming. I have discovered and used numerous successful strategies and activities that you can use immediately to increase student motivation and achievement in your own math classes. I will share ways for you to connect math to the real world so your students can see the relevancy of algebra and calculus. We will also take a look at how to make valuable connections using a graphing calculator.
We will look at realistic ways to move from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side,” a journey I am currently traveling. By allowing students opportunities to work and learn in collaborative groups, I have found many more teachable moments by listening and asking the right question at the right time that makes students say “Ah-hah!” Though I still have many miles yet to travel on my journey in learning to become a better teacher, I enjoy sharing with others what I have learned thus far.
The strategies and activities I have planned for this seminar fit well with the NCTM Principles and Standards. Technology, problem solving, communication, assessment, differentiated instruction, and connections are key components that align with what we will discuss in the seminar. I look forward to meeting you, sharing with you many ideas that you can use in your classroom and having fun along our journey!
Who Should Attend
Mathematics Educators teaching Algebra II, Trigonometry, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus serving grades 7-12.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, Best, Current Strategies for Increasing Student Learning in Your Algebra II, Trigonometry, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus Classes (Grades 7-12), specially designed by Kitty Morgan for this seminar. The handbook will include:
- math games you can use with your students
- ready-to-use ideas and strategies for incorporating collaborative groups in your classroom
- variety of copy-ready materials you will be able to use in your classroom immediately
- specific classroom activities that will help you motivate and challenge your students
- samples of student writing
- detailed solutions with calculator screens
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their math program.
Bring Your TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator
A TI-84 graphing calculator will be used for demonstrations during the seminar. Please bring your TI-83 or TI-84 so you can follow along during the calculator demonstrations.
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