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Why We Should Reconsider Using Worksheets (And What We Should Be Doing Instead)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Robert Kaplinsky, Educator, Presenter, and Co-Author of HMH AGA and Into AGA
Hosted by Denise Singleton, Product Marketing Director, Core Mathematics Marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Mathematics

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Have you ever seen worksheets with dozens of the same kinds of problems or perhaps riddles at the bottom? Robert Kaplinsky, Educator, Presenter, and Co-Author of HMH AGA and Into AGA, has used similar worksheets with his students for years. What he wonders now, with more perspective, is whether they were the best option for students. For example, if a student correctly solved the first four or five problems, what extra benefit did she get from solving 20 more similar problems? What extra information did he get about what she knew?

Robert believes that we should reconsider using worksheets like these and has a better alternative. In fact, he thinks it’s the single biggest bang-for-buck change teachers can make in their classrooms and he wants to tell you all about it.

In this edWebinar, participants will learn:

  • What’s wrong with using worksheets to teach math
  • What options are available for teachers to use instead
  • How we can implement this alternative with our students
  • Where we can get more problems to use

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


Robert KaplinskyAbout the Presenter

Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He co-founded the website Open Middle, has been published in Edutopia and Education Week, is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, and created the #ObserveMe movement.


Denise SingletonAbout the Host

Denise Singleton has over 25 years of experience as a mathematics educator and educational content marketer. Her conversational style and enthusiasm will engage and entertain you!


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