Gr.6-8 Bar Modeling & Visualization- Seeing for Understanding
Do your students struggle with mathematical concepts, applications, and problems that require a deeper understanding? Would you like to be able to teach them the visualization skills they need to boost their achievement (and their test scores)? Join Bill for a day of incredible professional development solving problems using the bar model method. You’ll learn how to transform your students’ level of understanding from concrete, to the deeper and more abstract levels they need for higher levels of achievement.
Your day will be full of hands-on problem-solving, powerful instructional strategies, and collaboration with your colleagues. When your workshop is over, you’ll wonder where the time went and you’ll leave empowered and excited about the strategies and resources you’ve acquired.
Who Should Attend:
Educators who would like to start using bar models in their instruction, or who have started using bar models and would like to learn more. Bill will use basic to intermediate level problems curated from widely used math programs and state exams throughout the workshop.
What you’ll learn:
- How to teach your students to visualize essential mathematical concepts and identify relationships
- How and when to move from manipulatives, to bar models, and finally to abstract representations seamlessly
- How to help your students gain confidence and start to enjoy the mathematics they learn
- How to solve problems with bar models and teach your students how to as well