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Sharpen Your Focus: Early Mathematics for Success in Algebra

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Sharpen Your Focus

Presented by Liz Peyser, National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates
Hosted by Molly Spalding, Director, Mathematics Marketing, Curriculum Associates

Sponsored by Curriculum Associates, creators of Ready Classroom Mathematics

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The foundations of number sense and algebraic thinking developed in K-2 are essential for upper elementary, middle school, and high school mathematics, and are often misunderstood. In this edWebinar, sharpen your focus on these essential skills, explore the progression of learning spanning from kindergarten to high school, and learn how math skills developed in the early years prepare students for Algebra 1. No matter what grade you teach, you will find something to use with your students to propel them forward as well as how to incorporate models and manipulatives.

This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to kindergarten through junior high school teachers and school and district leaders. 


Liz PeyserAbout the Presenter

Liz Peyser currently serves as National Director, Content and Implementation with Curriculum Associates. Prior to this position, Liz was Vice President of Middle Schools for the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the K-12 math coordinator for Wichita Public Schools. During the transition to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, she developed math clinics for teachers which became the statewide training program at the Kansas State Department of Education. Her specialty is helping K-12 math educators interpret the progressions in the standards through interactive workshops using models, tools, manipulatives and mathematical discourse. She has been a frequent speaker at NCTM and NCSM conferences showcasing the math progressions work. She travels with running shoes to enjoy local running trails and has a huge tomato garden in her front yard at home.


Molly SpaldingAbout the Host

Molly Spalding is a former secondary mathematics teacher who is passionate about education and helping students see the beauty in mathematics. She has worked in the education field for over 15 years in the areas of professional development and educational publishing. Molly now works on creating and marketing the mathematics programs at Curriculum Associates.


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Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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