Critical Foundations of Algebra: Grades K-5

The Critical Foundations of Algebra program helps K–5 educators, math coaches, and district coordinators use student-centered teaching practices to build students’ foundational skills in number sense and proficiency. Based on the best-selling Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series, this algebra readiness program focuses on number sense and number proficiency:

  • Number patterns extended and generalized
  • Composition and decomposition of numbers
  • Number and properties of operation

 

OUTCOMES: By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Merge instruction in algebra with the instruction of concepts of numbers and operations, understanding how learning in one domain supports learning in the other.
  • Support simultaneous development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills with the intentional use of purposeful student struggle, flexible grouping, and ongoing assessments.
  • Make mathematical tasks worthwhile and engaging for all students.
  • Identify common misconceptions as opportunities for learning.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Math Directors and Coordinators, Math Coaches, K–5 Math Educators

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30

 
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Critical Foundations of Algebra: Grades K-5
0000113053