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Now you can bring the classic Making Algebra Child's Play (3 - 8) workshop to your district. This workshop will inspire your teachers and show them how they can provide their young students with a strong foundation for algebra, while enhacing their mathematical self-confidence. Particiipants learn a proven hands-on method for solving equations with the unknown on both sides of the equal sign and for applying these methods to the solution of verbal problems. More than 50,000 educators have attended this workshop since 1990. Equations such as 4x + 3 = 3x + 9 and 2(2x + 1) = x + 14 become child's play.
The follow-up workshop, Demystifying Verbal Problems (5 - 8) is primarily intended for teachers who have had prior experience with Hands-On Equations. Methods are shown which teachers can use to help their students solve more advanced age, consecutive number and distance problems, thereby establishing a strong algebraic foundation for success in Algebra 1.
The Developing Fractions Sense 3 & 4 workshop focuses on the Common Core Math fractions standards for grades 3 and 4. Teachers of grades 5 have also found this workshop of value. All concepts are introduced at the concrete level using fraction blocks, or pictorially using rectangular grids, before students are presented with arithmetic methods of solution. Fraction equivalence, benchmark fractions and fraction subtraction are key areas of focus in this workshop.
The Developing Fractions Sense 5 workshop focuses on the Common Core Math fractions standards for grade 5. All concepts are introduced at the concrete level using fraction blocks, or pictorially using rectangular grids, before students are presented with arithmetic methods of solution. Fraction multiplication is a key area of focus in this workshop. This is a full-day workshop. A shorter, half-day version, is also available.
The Hands-On Equations Fractions workshop provides a concrete introduction to fractional linear equations. This half-day workshop is recommended for gifted students in grades 2 and up and for average students in grades 5 - 8.
Why our workshops are so effective:
We present powerful, innovative methods that enable your teaches to simplify algebraic concepts and the teaching of fractions. Along with these methods, we use the coaching mode of instruction to assure that all workshop participants leave with skills they can immediately use. All instructors have been personally trained and certified by Dr. Henry Borenson, the inventor of Hands-On Equations and the designer of the Developing Fractions Sense program.
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Dear Borenson and Associates, Inc. We would like to provide our students with a solid foundation for success with algebra and/or fractions. Please contact us to schedule our onsite Hands-On Equations or Developing Fractions Sense workshop as noted below.