Friday, October 23 • 10:30 - 11:45
Build First, Teach After

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Build it first to activate their background knowledge - do not wait. What is it they already know? Give a problem, let them go! See how far each one can reach, Then I’ll know what I must teach! Do you activate student knowledge prior to math instruction?  In many elementary classrooms it is common practice to activate students’ background knowledge prior to reading instruction but many teachers do not think to use this same strategy for math as well.  Join Geri Ann and Sandy for a fun and practical session on how to activate students’ prior knowledge by providing students with opportunities to interact with math activities first and then doing the teaching after.  Geared for elementary teachers from grades 3-6, this hands-on session will begin by providing easy to implement ideas that encourage your students to collaborate and to persevere when faced with challenges in math class. Specific curriculum based activities and examples that allow students to engage with and discover concepts will be shared and explored.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45