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101 Strategies for Strengthening
MATH Instruction and Student Learning

(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Lee Anne Coester
Outstanding Math Teacher, Coach and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Mathematics Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Increase all your students’ learning and success in math with over 101 STRATEGIES AND IDEAS perfect for your struggling to high achieving students in grades 3-6
  • Practical, hands-on activities and ideas that will strengthen your students’ fluency, retention and understanding of basic facts, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, and measurement concepts
  • Regardless of your textbook or math objectives, these 101+ strategies will align seamlessly with your everyday math instruction and will increase your students’ performance on your math standards
  • Classroom-proven and research-based ideas to improve your students’ problem-solving skills and their ability to solve problems independently on assessments
  • An extensive resource handbook filled with free and inexpensive math resources, classroom tips and ready-to-use activities that you can use immediately in your grades 3-6 math instruction

Practical Ideas and Strategies

To be effective problem solvers, students need a deep understanding of mathematical content and strong computation skills. Regardless of the math program you use, these 101+ ideas will provide numerous strategies that can significantly increase your students’ math learning in grades 3-6. Lee Anne Coester will provide you with over 101 strategies, activities and resources to accelerate your students’ conceptual understanding of math content and independent proficiency in applying this knowledge to problem-solving situations – all requirements for future success in mathematics and on your state math standards.

Lee Anne will share ideas for retention and understanding of basic facts, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, and measurement concepts, as well as efficient ways for managing your math time for higher engagement and learning. The emphasis of this NEW outstanding seminar will be on helping you break the “fear of math” cycle by supporting your students as they learn, retain and apply computation and problem-solving skills in and out of the classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Over 100 Practical Ideas and Strategies to Increase Your Students’ Math Achievement in Grades 3-6
    Strengthen your math instruction and increase student understanding of key math concepts … Learn how minor changes can be incorporated into your current program to greatly boost your results
  2. Math Fluency is the Key, but How Do We Develop it in Our Students?
    Whether we’re discussing fact fluency or computational fluency with whole numbers, fractions and decimals or fluency with geometry concepts, we begin with conceptual understanding … Focus on how to develop deep understanding that leads to retention and fluency
  3. Mastering Math Facts
    Whether you are introducing the concepts of math operations or helping older students who are struggling with fact retention, learn numerous new and innovative methods for both teaching and assessing math fact fluency
  4. Increase Student Success in Meeting and Exceeding Math Standards
    Increase student achievement by directing your lessons toward long-term retention and understanding … Reduce reviewing and re-teaching thereby allowing more time for the depth of knowledge lessons expected by your state math standards
  5. Doable Differentiated Math Strategies
    Learn universal differentiated instructional strategies for teaching struggling students, advanced students, reluctant learners, ESL students, and more … All ideas can be used within your existing math program
  6. Help Students Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them
    Problem solving is the umbrella that encompasses everything we teach in math … Learn the three components of effective problem-solving instruction … Best of all, hear how to make problem solving student-centered and fun
  7. Ideas for Inexpensive, Easy-To-Make Manipulatives
    We all hear “teach with concrete materials” but what are the best ones for various concepts? What if you can’t afford them? How do you effectively handle their use in your classroom? All of these questions will be answered!
  8. How to Incorporate the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice to Increase Student Achievement and Interest in Mathematics
    Based on the concepts of making connections, using manipulatives and models appropriately, incorporating more written and oral communication, and strengthening problem-solving skills, the Math Practice Standards will get your students actively engaged in learning and understanding the relevance of math
  9. Best-of-the-Best Mathematical Resources
    Resources abound, but sorting out the ones that best address your state standards and the needs of your grades 3-6 students is a challenge … Literature ties, classroom management, curriculum materials, and teaching ideas – you’ll leave with great resources for all of these, and more
  10. 101+ Practical Math Strategies You Can Use Immediately in Grades 3-6
    Learn classroom-proven ideas for dealing with behavior issues, managing group work, organizing materials … A wealth of information from one who has been there, done that!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • More than 101 practical ideas, strategies and resources to strengthen your math instruction and increase student math performance in grades 3-6
  • Practical activities and ideas that will strengthen your students’ fluency, retention and understanding of basic facts, whole numbers and fractions
  • Inexpensive, easy-to-make manipulatives that make student learning easier and more concrete
  • Easy-to-use strategies to incorporate multiple models and representations of math
  • Universal strategies to make differentiated math instruction easier and more successful
  • Concrete activities with multiple tools – including pattern blocks, rulers, fraction bars, and tiles – that bring meaning to fraction concepts and operations
  • Creative and fun ways to develop multiplication and division fact fluency
  • Innovative ideas that bring real meaning to decimals
  • Effective ways to incorporate estimation and mental math into computation and problem solving
  • Specific techniques that focus on long-term retention through deep understanding of concepts
  • How to use literature trade books to bring math lessons to life
  • Many motivating activities and games for incorporating “fun” into computation and problem-solving lessons
  • Tried and true behavior management ideas especially suited for activity-based classrooms
  • Practical suggestions, including questioning techniques to facilitate discussion in the classroom
  • Free resources for building your students’ math vocabulary precision with word walls, writing and “math talk”
  • Excellent tips for reducing math anxiety for both the teacher and the students, especially at assessment time
  • Classroom-proven ideas for successfully integrating calculators into the teaching of computation and problem solving
  • Ways to help students understand place value and its important role in regrouping whole numbers and decimals and in partial product and partial quotient work
  • Creative and inexpensive hands-on methods for teaching 2D & 3D geometry
  • Easy-to-incorporate methods to help students compare/contrast those easily confused concepts of area and perimeter
  • Hints on grouping students and teaching them to work effectively in pairs, small groups and large groups

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

“I love math!” or “Math is my favorite subject.” or “This math is fun.” or “Oh I get it now!” Don’t you wish you could hear these words more often? I say that you can. Only teachers can understand the pure joy that comes from hearing statements such as these. My goal for this seminar is for you to hear more students utter these words.

During this seminar I will share over 101 ideas which can act as guidelines to transforming your classroom into a fun journey through math success. We’ll practice with inexpensive manipulatives and materials that bring mathematics to life. I’ll answer your questions and make it as easy as possible for you to take the ideas and activities straight back to use in your classroom. We’ll focus on fact fluency, whole number operations, fractions, decimals, number sense, geometry concepts, and problem-solving skills that directly align with your state standards.

The emphasis of this seminar will be to share strategies, activities and classroom guidelines that allow you, the teacher, and your students to enjoy the teaching and learning process again. By teaching students how mathematics concepts and procedures are connected, by showing them that mathematics can (and should be) fun and by helping them see how mathematics can be applied to real life, mathematics can change from the elusive “memorize and manipulate” process to a powerful and easy-to-use tool in the eyes of your students.

I am so proud to be a teacher and always feel such energy when I get to spend the day with others who chose teaching as a profession. I understand the demands of standardized testing, the challenge of today’s students and the always-present pressure of “not enough time.” Whether you are a new teacher looking for ideas, a veteran hoping to recharge or a coach or administrator wanting to better understand the current trends in mathematics, this seminar is for you. I look forward to sharing the wealth of ideas and strategies that I have discovered or developed through years of searching for better answers.

Sincerely,
Lee Anne Coester

P.S. You’ll leave this seminar with over 101 strategies and ideas that can be immediately implemented in your grade 3-6 classroom. Hear your students say, “I get it now!”

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Mathematics Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical, hands-on activities and ideas that will strengthen your students’ understanding and retention of basic facts, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, and measurement concepts
  • Classroom-proven and research-based ideas on improving your students’ problem-solving skills
  • Differentiated instructional strategies on grouping, questioning and active learning that will increase math achievement of all students – struggling, advanced, ADHD, ELL, etc.
  • An extensive resource handbook filled with free and inexpensive math resources, classroom tips and ready-to-use activities that you can use immediately in your classroom

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their math instruction and increasing students’ learning.

Consultation Available
Lee Anne Coester will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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