ORIGO Education is offering a live stream education seminar, Making the Most of Math Models, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on edWeb.net. The edWebinar will help teachers use meaningful visual and concrete math models to support coherent content progressions in mathematics across grade levels. ORIGO president and co-founder, James Burnett, will introduce four visual models often used in grades Pre-K–6 and lead a discussion about the benefits of using the array/area model for developing multiplication facts. He will also show how the thinking can be extended through grade levels.
ETA hand2mind has hosted a professional learning community on edWeb for the past three years, providing free professional development for elementary and middle school math educators.
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