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CANCELED: Singapore Math: A Visual Approach to Problem Solving

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Singapore Math: A Visual Approach to Problem Solving

Presented by Andy Clark, U.S. Consultant for Math in Focus®: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish® ©2020 Grades 1–Course 3 and Writer for Course 2–Course 3
Hosted by Whitney Yaple, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This edWebinar has been Canceled. 

The development of successful problem-solving skills is a key element of mathematics learning. Through visualization and the model drawing approach, commonly used in Singapore Math, students gain the skills they need to tackle increasingly complicated word problems from one grade level to the next. What is most exciting is that rather than using the usual student favorite—guess and check, or at least guess—with model drawing, students learn to tackle word problems with efficient and strategic visual models that lead to generalizations. This puts them on the road to Algebra and future success in higher-level mathematics.

Join this edWebinar to:

  • Understand the effectiveness of visual models and visualization to develop conceptual understanding and number sense
  • Explore and use the Singapore Model Drawing approach to solve routine and non-routine word problems
  • Be able to use visual models to develop quantitative reasoning that leads to algebraic generalization
  • Enable more students to access complex problems using visualization and visual models

This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through middle school teachers, school and district leaders, math curriculum directors, math coaches, and math department chairs. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


Andy ClarkAbout the Presenter

Andy Clark is an advisor on the Math in Focus: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish® programs, which introduced the renowned Singapore curriculum to the United States. He is a U.S. consultant for Math in Focus © 2020 Grades 1–Course 3 and writer for Course 2–Course 3. He is the former K–12 math director for Portland Public Schools, which outperformed the state and closed the achievement gap in mathematics. As director, Andy was the principal investigator of the last Urban Systemic Grant authorized by the National Science Foundation. He has taught all levels of the K–12 system and has conducted professional development in more than 40 states. He is the author of Algebra Readiness; Summer Success: Math; Partner Games 6; and Practice Counts Grades 1–6.


Whitney YapleAbout the Host

Whitney Yaple is a senior product marketing manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with over 7 years of experience in the educational publishing industry. She is a life-long learner who is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all. Whitney holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Penn State University and resides in Erie, PA with her husband and two children.


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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