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March 27, 2018

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Help Your Struggling Math Students:

What Works to Increase Learning and Motivation in Math
(Grade 3-6)

Presented by Lee Anne Coester
National Mathematics Expert, Presenter and Math Enthusiast

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Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists and Interventionists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, and Administrators Serving Grades 3-6

  • Highly effective strategies and interventions to help your students who struggle with whole number, fraction, decimal, and percent concepts; fact fluency; geometry; and problem solving
  • Practical, ready-to-use interventions to help your struggling math students significantly boost their skills, confidence and math achievement
  • Differentiated instructional strategies designed to reach the varying learning styles and needs of your students who struggle with math
  • Help your struggling students develop a growth mindset to overcome negative thoughts and an “I’m just not good at math” attitude

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this outstanding, NEW seminar, highly experienced grades 3-6 math teacher, coach and national math expert, Lee Anne Coester, will provide you with a wealth of practical strategies and interventions that will strengthen your instruction as you support your students who struggle with math in grades 3-6. Throughout this fast-paced day, you will gain dozens of ideas to differentiate your math instruction to meet and actively engage your struggling students.

Lee Anne will share strategies that she has found works with students who don’t like math, have a fixed mindset about their math ability and who have stopped trying. Highly successful and student-proven interventions to help your students who struggle with fact fluency, number sense, whole number and rational number concepts, geometry, and problem solving will all be addressed. If you have students in grades 3-6 who struggle with math, you won’t want to miss this day!

You will leave with a toolbox filled with innovative interventions to increase math achievement for your students who struggle and lack math motivation, along with a renewed passion for teaching math!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical and Innovative Strategies to Help Your Students Who Struggle in Math
    Dozens of ideas and strategies you can use to significantly increase your students’ math skills … How to develop struggling students’ skills and confidence in math
  2. What’s Missing in Math Instruction for Struggling Students
    Discover instructional strategies that are frequently missing in math instruction, but are vital for students who struggle in math … Strategies you can add to your math lessons to reach more students
  3. Ten Universal Strategies for Reaching Struggling Learners
    Learn the ten key changes you can make to your lessons that will draw struggling learners in and keep them attentive and engaged … Strategies you can use immediately and see results!
  4. Reach a Diverse Group of Struggling Students
    Learn practical differentiated strategies for teaching mathematics to struggling students in an inclusive environment … What works for these students and how you can strengthen your math instruction
  5. Increase the Engagement of Your Students Who Struggle with Math
    Turn math frustration into math engagement with outstanding strategies perfect for your students in grades 3-6 … Ready-to-use strategies you won’t want to miss
  6. Ideas for Specific Math Skills Students Often Struggle to Learn
    Specific strategies to teach fact fluency, number sense, whole and rational number concepts, geometry, and problem solving … Ideas and activities you can use the next day in your classroom
  7. Teach and Develop a Math Growth Mindset
    Students who struggle often believe they don’t have the natural ability to be math smart … Learn how you can change their fixed mindsets to see that with effort and practice, they can be successful math students
  8. Mental Math and Estimation Skills – Key Skills Necessary for Math Success
    Struggling students often don’t know how to do mental math and estimation, which are keys to retention of math concepts, assessing reasonableness of answers and being able to apply math concepts to problem solving … Learn ways to teach these necessary skills
  9. Scaffold Mathematics Learning for Struggling Students
    Suggestions for engaging activities, flexible grouping, reteaching, and effective questioning to support and encourage reluctant and struggling learners
  10. Strengthen and Build on Your Existing Math Program
    Target what your struggling students really need and what you need to add or change in your existing program and instruction … Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with everything you need to increase your struggling students’ learning in math

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical and doable strategies to strengthen your math instruction to increase learning for your struggling students
  • Learn the ten universal strategies for reaching students who struggle in math
  • Ready-to-use interventions to help your struggling math students significantly boost their skills, confidence and math achievement
  • Increase motivation, differentiate instruction and create a growth mindset for your struggling math students
  • Understand why students have trouble in math and how you can provide the specific instruction to overcome their struggles
  • Learn the how, why, when, and where of effective calculator usage for struggling students
  • Make problem solving a positive experience for struggling students
  • Ideas to incorporate students’ interests into math to increase motivation and relevancy
  • Effective planning and scaffolding strategies to meet students at their best instructional level
  • What works best for helping students understand fractions, decimals and percents
  • Creative and fun ways to teach math facts to struggling 3rd and 4th graders, and to remediate fact memorization with struggling 5th and 6th graders
  • Highly effective strategies for teaching problem solving to your students who struggle
  • Teach the skills of mental math and estimation to increase overall math achievement
  • Ideas for flexible grouping of students, reteaching and effective questioning strategies

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I know how hard you work to help all your students be successful in math. I also know the challenge of teaching and supporting our struggling math learners when there is often not enough time or resources – and the sheer joy that comes from hearing students who struggle finally say, “I get it now!” My goal for this seminar is to help you experience that joy with more and more of your students – no matter what their learning modalities or struggles.

The emphasis of this seminar will be on teaching struggling learners as it applies to all areas of mathematics. I will share strategies that have been successful in my own classroom and in the classrooms of others. We’ll practice key strategies you can immediately implement. We’ll discuss how to apply these approaches to each of your unique teaching situations. In short, we’ll have fun with math, and I’ll provide you with a toolbox of interventions and ideas specifically designed for struggling students in grades 3-6.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing the wealth of strategies that I have discovered or developed through the years of teaching, reflecting and researching. Let’s bring some fun back into our mathematics classrooms while developing in our students a deep understanding of a variety of mathematical concepts.

Lee Anne Coester

P.S. You’ll leave this seminar with lots of ideas for helping our struggling learners that can be immediately implemented in your own grades 3-6 math program. Hear more students say, “I get it now!”

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists and Interventionists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, and Administrators Serving Grades 3-6.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • Practical, hands-on activities and ideas for increasing your students’ learning and motivation in math
  • Classroom-proven and research-based strategies for improving students’ problem-solving skills
  • Differentiated instructional strategies for grouping, questioning and active learning
  • Free and inexpensive math resources, classroom tips and ready-to-use activities that you can use immediately in your own classroom

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in practical strategies to better help students struggling in math.

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

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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