Math Games for All Standards (Linda Wallace)

Teaching Intensive Content With Motivation

About The Seminar:

Linda Wallace will share Kim Sutton's passion for the learning of mathematics through joyful experiences using games and other motivational strategies that practice mathematical content so that it is never forgotten! This exciting class is filled with practical games and is designed for teachers of K-5 students using dice and spinners. Participants will receive a manual and tool kit for easy implementation of the games in any classroom situation. The games will incorporate number sense through basic facts, place value, fractions, geometry and algebraic thinking. Students will understand the math content by repeated use of these motivating and exciting games. Linda Wallace will present these practical games that practice math skills and align to the standards. The game boards and materials are so simple and easy to implement. Special effort will be made to show how all grade levels can use these games. Come prepared to enjoy the songs, dances and games that will change your math classroom into a motivational festival of mathematics.

What You Will Learn:

  • 25 NEW games for reinforcing math skills of the standards
  • Management strategies for maximizing student time on task
  • Place value games with neverending pizzazz!
  • Building proportional reasoning with games for the three models of fractions
  • Number sense, number sense, number sense!
  • A deeper understanding of the standards
  • Take the fear out of teaching math and put the fun back in
  • Add these words to your math program: fun, games, practice, learn, understand

Program Highlights:

  • Why Games Are Powerful Tools for All Math Concepts! How to Teach Meaningful Math and Use Games to Reinforce the Concepts
  • Number Sense Games Using Dice that Develop Strong Understanding of Place Value
  • Games for Drill and Practice—New Ideas for Math Fact Fluency
  • How to Set Up Games for Differentiation Through Response to Intervention
  • Games for Developing Proportional Reasoning! Fractions Made Easy!
  • Management Ideas for Making Game Time Fun for All!
  • Connecting the Standards to Each Game
  • Learn How to Differentiate Games to Accommodate all Learners in your Classroom to use Tomorrow in the Elementary Classroom

About The Speaker:

Linda Wallace is a veteran of thirty-six years in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to high school. She just completed her eighth year as a math instructional coach working in both elementary and middle schools. Having met Kim at a workshop some seven years ago, she immediately hooked-up with her philosophy of engaging students in routines that embed conceptual understanding as well as fluency. Linda has trained teachers in her district, region and state in elementary and middle school math practices. She also works within her district to model teach in classrooms and uses many routines and ideas from Kim's training to show teachers how they can engage students in meaningful tasks developing strong reasoning skills. With an in-depth understanding of CCSSM, Linda uses Kim's materials to help students master concepts at this new level of rigor demanded by CC. Looking for answers to the challenges of Common Core? Linda will help you and your teachers make that transition in a way that allows math to come alive in your classrooms.

Who Should Attend?

All K-5 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.

Class Times:

Registration 8:00 am
Class starts 8:30 am
No Host Lunch 11:45 am
Adjourn 3:00 pm

What to Bring:

Scissors, marking pens, scotch tape, glue stick, stapler, hole punch and camera (optional).

Cancellations/Substitutions:

Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received the day of the seminar or afterwards are subject to a $15.00 service charge.

University Credit:

1/2 unit of credit from Humboldt State University is available for an additional charge. These credential/licensure courses offered are designed primarily for elective or professional development purposes. Clock hours may also be available – details provided at the seminar. Verification of hours of participation will be provided for continuing education or re-certification requirements.

How To Register:

Call (800) 841-5193 ~ or use our Online Registration Form: either mail, fax, or use your credit card on our secure server. Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express accepted (US funds only).