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Inspire and Cultivate Algebraic Thinking
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Aubree Short, Math/Technology Curriculum Specialist, Tulare City School District; with Kelly Urlacher, Curriculum Designer for DreamBox Learning
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
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Creating opportunities to develop algebraic thinking and enhancing conceptual understanding of mathematics is essential at every grade level. In this webinar, Math/Technology Curriculum Specialist Aubree Short explored the use of problem solving methods and hands-on manipulatives to guide students in the discovery of algebraic concepts at all levels of learning.
In this webinar, viewers will:
- Learn how to facilitate opportunities for students to explore algebra
- Explore problem solving methods to deepen conceptual understanding of mathematics
- Discover hands-on manipulatives to enhance students learning of algebra
This webinar will benefit PreK-12 math educators, including teachers, coaches, and specialists.
Aubree Short is a Math/Technology Curriculum Specialist for Tulare City School District in California. She specializes in grades four-eight. Aubree has written Math Units of Study and District Level Benchmark Assessments for grades K-8. She provides professional development to teachers in her district and leads the implementation of various district wide programs. Aubree has been an educator since 2003.
Kelly Urlacher is a Curriculum Designer for DreamBox Learning. Earlier in her career, Kelly worked as a classroom teacher for 10 years. She holds a MEd in Curriculum Development & Educational Technology and her National Boards Certification. She brings experience from the district level in mathematics, assessment, standards-based grading implementation, and technology, and the school level as a Math Lead, Core Team for a new school, and Teacher Support in technology implementation.
DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.