Needham, MA, October 24th, 2019. According to cognitive scientists, learning is changing your long-term memory. Sounds simple enough, but changing long-term memory requires the learner to spend time and effort with the idea or skill to be learned. The challenge for math teachers or parents is to find ways to make mathematics engaging enough that children will want to spend time retrieving, practicing, puzzling and developing the key skills and concepts.
* In this workshop, participants will learn how to help students, especially students with language-based learning disabilities, build mathematical vocabulary and procedural fluency; break down and solve complex problems; and experience mathematical concepts in ways which are social, visual, oral, and kinesthetic.
A sampling of strategies:
• Math Vocabulary charades and games
• Breaking down math word problems
• Strengthening math reasoning with puzzles
• Building fluency with playing cards and dice
• Restaurant games to entertain and teach
Free but RSVPs required to www.facebook.com/events/1572431282899807/ or contact Commonwealth Learning Center (781) 590-3030 firstname.lastname@example.org