Mathematics at Work: Engaging in Standards Based Problem Solving (Grades 3-8)

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (workshop begins promptly at 8:30am)

Have you noticed how word problems have evolved? Strategies for teaching problem solving have evolved, too. This workshop will guide educators in problem solving as pedagogy, while providing multiple examples of rigorous non-routine problems. A non-routine problem has no obvious entry point, and may have multiple pathways to a solution. The Standards for Mathematical Practice begin with a focus on making sense of problems and perseverance in solving them. During this one day workshop, challenge your perseverance by engaging in grade level problems that don’t have an obvious entry point, and solve them using grade appropriate skills. Our students are expected to efficiently problem solve, and only though deepening our own understanding of the structures of these problem types can we scaffold problems that will bring our students to the level of understanding and performance that is expected. The content of this workshop will supplement a Common Core aligned program. Teachers may begin their own bank of problems that can be accessed throughout standards based instruction.

Important Information:

$175. $155 if two or more register from the same school or school district. Includes a light breakfast upon arrival, a mid morning snack and lunch. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

7 Professional Development Points

Handouts provided.

Register Early - Limited Enrollment

The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

November 1, 2016

Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.

Patricia Conway, M.Ed.,
has 28 years in math education. She taught math in grades 7, 8, and 9 for 20 years in a school structured as a junior high, and then reformed as a middle school. For the past 8 years she has been the math coach for a large district, providing on-going embedded professional development in effective mathematics instruction to classroom teachers, special education teachers, and para-educators. She teaches grade level professional learning communities, supports building administrators in data based decisions, and facilitates the district’s Math Curriculum Team. She is an adjunct instructor, teaching graduate level courses that support effectively teaching mathematics through deepening one’s own conceptual understanding of mathematical structures.