Math Camp: 4-Day Intensive Math Camp For Teachers

4-Day Intensive Math Camp  For Teachers Presented By Grade Levels

Featuring: Kim Sutton, Barbara Ann Novelli & Paul Agranoff

Creative Mathematics is proud to offer Math Camp 2018. Math Camp is one of the premier educational events offered this summer and we consider it the BEST workshop we offer! Thousands of teachers have attended past Math Camps and were thrilled with the amazing depth and quality of the research-based and grade specific material covered in this FOUR-DAY workshop that will change the way you teach math! The key to Math Camps success is our top-rated presenters who work with you on a comprehensive approach to teaching with grade specific information with teachers from around the country.

Barbara Ann Novelli does a remarkable job with Grades PreK-K-1. Kim Sutton will thrill teachers in Grades 2-3-4, and Paul Agranoff presents a fabulous workshop for Grades 5-6-7. Breaking the workshops into specific grades allows the presenters to really work with you on an in-depth approach to your plans for next school year. Our presenters update and refine the class each year to make sure you are getting the most current and powerful material for your classroom. Our hands-on approach and classroom tested materials makes this a tremendously powerful training to truly improve your mathematics content knowledge and get motivated to teach mathematics. Our unique Make & Take It session on the 3rd afternoon is a great time to give your mind a break, and allow you to create great classroom materials that you will be using in the new school year.

Each presenter has prepared an intense hands-on workshop that covers the NCTM Standards and focuses on specific needs and interests for the grade level they are teaching. Barbara, Kim, and Paul are experts whose intense four days are full of classroom tested, student friendly material that will strengthen your mathematical understanding and teaching!!

Grades PreK-K-1 with Barbara Ann Novelli:

Barbara Ann Novelli is a gifted educator, who has shared her enthusiasm and easily applied ideas with thousands of teachers. Their comment is usually “Wow, I can use these ideas the minute I get back to my classroom. My students will learn while loving learning.” These ideas come from working in the classroom for over 30 years. Barbara is a teachers’ teacher, having worked with classroom teachers as well as teachers who are earning their credential at the college level. Her expertise in the area of math and science has helped her in many distinguished positions: a writer and trainer for AIMS Education Foundations, University Professor teaching both the Math/Science Methods courses, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development and a finalist for the Presidential Award in Mathematics. Barbara has written many articles about teaching mathematics and science to young learners and her books, An Amazing Array of Math Games and Over and Over: Repetition for Reinforcement of Mathematical Concepts and Skills. The four days will be filled with effective, easy to implement ideas that will support your students in being competent, confident mathematicians. Each of the four days will begin with a focus on the math content you must teach and the afternoon will explore ways to teach that content through developmentally appropriate child centered units. Two of the four days will delve deeply into number sense, problem solving and Place Value. One day will explore geometry and another measurement. Graphing and Data analysis will be woven throughout each day. You will leave Math Camp excited to teach rigorous, meaningful mathematics that your student will love!

Grades 2-3-4 with Kim Sutton:

Kim Sutton is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of “hands-on” math. Kim’s teaching experience includes over 30 years of classroom teaching and time as a regional math specialist and university instructor. Kim has worked with over 300 districts nationally and internationally as a staff development consultant. Kim has written many articles about pattern blocks, classroom management and is the author of Bump It!, Dazzling Dominoes, Let’s Get Started, Algebra Express, Fractions: A Part of the Whole, Math Engineers, Math Focus Activities, Visual Tools, Number Line Workbook, Making Math Books With Children, The Powerful Numbers 0-100, Place Value With Pizzazz, Dynamic Dice, Do The Math, Math Drills to Thrill and The Power of Digital Root. Kim is also the creator of the 10 Block Schedule for Math Fact Fluency program for grades K-6. Kim Sutton will cover the important strands of teaching mathematics to cover all the standards. Her manual is a complete guide to how to organize and implement strategies that supplement the textbook and provide content-rich experiences for children in grades 2, 3, and 4. Kim will start this four-day adventure with how to develop strong number sense in the classroom and how to teach with powerful “hands on” tools that will be used all year long. Kim will share her motivating style of teaching with literature, songs, dances and manipulatives. Participants will make strong connections of moving number sense into algebraic thinking. Throughout the four-day workshop participants will construct and learn how to use a variety of tools and materials. Kim will share how to create visuals that are used everyday in the classroom! Her workshop is unmatched in connections and motivation for teaching mathematics for grades 2, 3, and 4!

Grades 5-6-7 with Paul Agranoff:

Paul Agranoff is a 35-year veteran of the middle level classroom where he has taught fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in elementary, intermediate, middle school, and junior high settings! Paul has chaired and been a member of the mathematics projects at the local, state, and national levels. As a workshop leader, Paul has been involved in presenting classroom best practices to thousands of teachers all across the United States and Canada. Paul’s seminar will be a great benefit to either a first year teacher or an old pro! Paul takes you on a journey that makes sense of teaching mathematics beyond arithmetic. You will explore number sense, data handling, proportionality, geometry, algebra, and problem solving with hands-on activities that fit easily into your classroom. Paul is a talented educator who inspires teachers with his powerful message and strategies. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!!

Who Should Attend?

All K-7 Classroom Teachers, Elementary Math Teachers, Resource Specialist Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.

Cancellations/Substitutions:

Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received the day of the seminar or afterwards are subject to a $20 service charge.

University Credit:

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. PD Clock Hours available with prior district approval. Creative Mathematics is an approved Texas CPE provider.

What To Bring:

  • Barbara: Scissors, marking pens, stapler, glue stick, and two geometric household objects: i.e. boxes, cylinders, cones. Camera optional.
  • Kim: Scissors, marking pens, stapler, scotch tape, glue stick, and hole punch. Camera optional.
  • Paul: Scissors, marking pens, stapler, scotch tape, glue stick, hole punch, and calculator.