Webinar Schedule for November and December 2018

**Postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.**

**Tuesday - December 4 ^{th}, 2018 @ 4:00 PST**

**The Language of Math ****and the Key Tools Needed to Understand It!**

- What is a language / Is math a language
- Explaining abstract representations using visual representations
- How the words we use to describe math concepts matter
- Examples of where math is made harder because of our language
- Math vocabulary is critical for ongoing success
- How a change in language, with a visual representation, can make complex, abstract concepts make sense

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## Completed Pre-recorded and Edited Webinars

**Making the Connections between Elementary Math and Algebra 1**

- What is math?
- How to make math connections between number and value
- The elementary building block of math
- A simple overview of math operations
- Recognizing what changes in the levels of arithmetic
- Hands-on, multisensory demonstrations of elementary math that translate directly into high school mathematics

**Understanding Why Multiplication and Division Are Necessary for Fractions**

- What is elementary building block of multiplication
- Fast adding of the same number (skip counting)
- Why understanding area builds understanding in multiplication
- Parts needed to do multiplication
- Factoring – essential understanding for upper level math
- The division symbols, - why so many?
- The connection between division and fractions

**Why A Circle is Not the Best Way to Teach Fractions – How to Introduce Fractions**

- Why we should teach fractions using a multisensory approach
- Finding the area of a circle (and why circles make teaching operations with fractions harder)
- How to introduce the concept of fractions
- Types of fractions (there is more than one)
- Understanding the parts of a fraction
- Which fraction is larger
- The vocabulary that will help explain fractions differently to make connections

**How to Teach Operations with Fractions**

- Parts of a fraction and why they matter
- Which fraction is larger
- Showing how to make equivalencies
- Simplifying (reducing) fractions
- Addition/subtraction of fractions
- Fraction of a fraction (multiplication)
- Division of fractions (not just flip and multiply)