This is a lecture and laboratory course designed to train teachers to provide mathematical intervention in a group setting. Rx 4 Math is specifically intended for students in grades K-5 who would benefit from early intervention or whose basic math skills are below expected standards as determined by a local educational agency.
Rx 4 Math will build and strengthen number sense, math fluency, math vocabulary, and problem solving strategies within three 30-minute or two 45-minute weekly small group sessions. Students who need to master basic number sense skills as well as those who rely on procedural understanding without a conceptual understanding would benefit the most from this program.
Students will be challenged to apply their growing understanding of number sense to novel problem solving activities that challenge thinking and reasoning. Hands-on, research-based, number sense activities will be utilized as the core content in this dynamic intervention while mediation, Socratic questioning, and the strengthening of cognitive functions will serve as the core methodology. In this dynamic intervention, students’ foundational math concepts will be strengthened while their thinking and problem solving skills will be challenged, all within an atmosphere where math anxiety is reduced and thinking is maximized.
Dates & Times:
This course will be offered online and you must be able to attend all three sessions. You will need to have a good internet connection.
Thursday, September 13, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 20, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Please note: It is important to have a good internet connection and please find a partner to practice with for the Saturday portion of this course.
September 6, 2018