Number Sense 101 for PreK-2nd grade Educators

This course provides an opportunity to learn the fundamental mathematical progressions underlying students’ understandings of number sense.  Topics will include child cognitive development, early numeracy, and number relationships.  Emphasis will be given to developing ideas of student mathematical development, increasing participants’ content knowledge, and instructional practices that promote building students’ understanding of number sense.

Number Sense 201 for 3rd-5th Grade Educators

This course provides an opportunity to learn the fundamental mathematical progressions underlying students’ understandings of number sense in the upper elementary.  Topics will include how the early numeracy and number relationships impact students’ understanding of place value, multiplication, and fractions.  Emphasis will be given to developing ideas of student mathematical development, increasing participants’ content knowledge, and instructional practices that promote building students’ understanding of number sense.

Foundation of Fractions for 3rd-6th grade Educators

This course provides an opportunity to learn the fundamental mathematical progressions underlying students’ understandings of fractions.  Topics will include meaning of a fraction, equivalence & comparison, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, and rate.  Emphasis will be given to developing the ideas through launching the concept through 3-Act Tasks, using student work to connect and extend thinkings, and how to build procedural fluency for fractions once the conceptual understanding has been developed.