Practicing Math Skills with Games: Revitalizing Your Small-Group Instruction

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT

This webinar is hosted by edWeb.net

As the end of the year approaches, our energy levels are waning, yet we know our students still need our best teaching and thinking as they continue to learn. This two-part edWebinar series is designed to recharge your small-group instruction with a dual focus on practicing skills and applying the mathematics students have learned this year. For teachers, this series will emphasize supporting student-to-student interaction while working in groups as well as practical strategies for documenting student learning and thinking.

In the first session of this series, we will feature student interaction through games while they practice mathematics skills. We’ll explore print and digital games students can play together. You’ll leave the session with new games to play, a list of questions that encourage student math talk about their strategies and thinking as they play, and ideas for documenting student progress. Join Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. to build your collection of effective skills practice centers.

This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the elementary grades. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


About the Presenter

Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. helps teachers and students understand mathematics as a coherent and connected discipline. She currently serves ORIGO Education as Vice President of Research and Content and Chair of ORIGO’s Mathematics Advisory Board. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Sara’s interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging literature into mathematics and science instruction, and connecting mathematics to engineering design in meaningful ways. She is a fourth-generation educator with experience teaching mathematics and science to K-8 students as well as experience teaching pre-service and in-service teachers at the university level.

Sara is an author of the Visible Learning for Mathematics series, the Mathematize It series, and the Mastering Math Manipulatives series of books for Corwin Mathematics. She earned her B.A. in natural sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, her M.St. in general linguistics and comparative philology from the University of Oxford (UK), and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining ORIGO, Sara served as faculty at the University of Kentucky, Director of the Kentucky Center for Middle School Academic Achievement, and Director of Mathematics and Science at hand2mind. She lives in Kent, Ohio with her husband, two cats, and a large stash of yarn and fabric.

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