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10 Math Practices to Foster Problem-Solving for Elementary Learners

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

10 Math Practices to Foster Problem-Solving for Elementary Learners

Presented by Albert Vilalta Riera, Math Learning Expert, Innovamat; Dr. Hollyce Schoepp, K-12 Supervisor of STEM, Vernon Township School District (NJ); and Bernat Portell, Head of Expansion, Innovamat

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The best way to bring competency-based and meaningful learning into the elementary math classroom is to create a problem-solving environment. What traits define a good math problem? How can we foster rich class discussions? What manipulatives should we use? How can we manage differentiated instruction within the same problem? In this edWebinar, we discuss 10 practices to foster a problem-solving classroom environment that develops meaningful math understanding and explore them through different examples of rich math activities. Viewers:

  • Have the chance to face math activities as students
  • Listen to all the learning opportunities beneath the activities
  • Expand their understanding of best practices for learning math through discovery
  • Learn ideas on how to help students develop meaningful math skills while learning the curricular content

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to elementary teachers and school and district leaders.

Albert Vilalta RieraAbout the Presenters

Albert Vilalta Riera is one of Innovamat’s learning experts. Currently, he is a part-time professor in the Math Education Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he trains pre-service teachers while conducting the last research for his Ph.D. He combines his university role with government teacher training in Spain and, above all, the conceptualization of Innovamat’s curriculum and activities.


Dr. Hollyce SchoeppDr. Hollyce Schoepp is the K-12 STEM supervisor for Vernon Township School District in Vernon, New Jersey. She earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in curriculum and instruction of STEM education and a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Schoepp brings over 20 years of educational experience serving as a teacher, mentor, educational leader, and professional development facilitator. She understands how to meet students (and teachers) where they are and how to foster engagement in the classroom. An advocate for the researched-based incorporation of concepts of everyday resilience into the classroom ecosystem, Dr. Schoepp’s current focus involves using evidence-based practices in the creation of high-quality learning environments that result in the development of durable academic assets and cumulative learning.

Bernat Portell

Bernat Portell is leading Innovamat’s expansion in the U.S., Italy, and Brazil. He has spent his career working with teachers and school and district leaders around the world to facilitate pedagogical change. He earned his BSc in international management from Bocconi University (Italy) and studied at the University of Notre Dame (U.S.) and the National University of Singapore.


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Innovamat is a K-8 math program aimed at improving children’s learning. We want kids to develop core skills such as reasoning and problem-solving in class, and to do so through experience and challenges. We provide teachers with a set of resources to bring about this pedagogical change, leaving the textbook behind.

We have built an easy-to-use and evidence-based product that is aligned with the latest research on education (NCTM, OCDE, Nrich & PISA) and is used by 330,000 students in 7 countries. On top of that, we use a gamified platform for students to practice that provides weekly reports on the student’s progress, making differentiated instruction a cornerstone of ours.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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