National Institute for Learning Development - NILD

Rx 4 Discovery Math II

NILD 2015 Florida ConferenceThis is a lecture and laboratory course designed to train educators to provide mathematical intervention in a group setting. Rx 4 Discovery Math II is specifically intended for students in grades 6th-8th who would benefit from intensive, small-group instruction in mathematics with an emphasis on fostering self-regulated learning behaviors and beliefs, improving problem-solving skills, strengthening mathematical fluency, enhancing discourse and peer collaboration, building metacognitive skills, and improving non-cognitive factors affecting mathematical thinking and learning.

RX 4 Discovery Math II will support educators to establish classroom contexts that develop students’ self-regulated learning behaviors and beliefs. Students who are self-regulated apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions to engage in mathematics learning with confidence.

 

Students will:

A. Develop an understanding of rational numbers through activities focused on:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Fractions
  3. Decimals
  4. Percents
  5. Algebra
  6. Geometry
  7. Math Vocabulary

B. Develop computational fluency

C. Develop math vocabulary

D. Develop problem-solving strategies

E. Strengthen cognitive functions through targeted intervention activities and specific questioning and feedback

F. Apply SRL strategies to solve mathematic problems

G. Increase in confidence to solve mathematic problems

H. Learn how to effectively work in small groups with others

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

Acquire an understanding of rational numbers and mathematical fluency:

  • What are rational numbers?
  • Why is understanding them critical for mathematical fluency?
  • What are the other components of mathematical fluency?

Design a plan for group implementation that would meet the learning needs of a specific group of students

Discover the cognitive processes necessary for thinking mathematically

Demonstrate an ability to work with groups of 4-6 students in the teaching of basic mathematical problem-solving skills focusing on rational numbers and computational fluency

Apply the theory of mediated learning while teaching students SRL in mathematics with an emphasis on rational numbers and deepening students’ conceptual understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents

Assess students’ level of self-regulation and determine teaching practices that support students’ SRL development

Dates Location Status Details and Remarks

Jun 29-Jun 30, 2020

Suffolk, VA

USA

Open

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Required texts (purchase in advance of the workshop and bring with you to training):

  1. Rx 4 Discovery Math II training manual (will be provided for you at the training)
  2. *Developing Mathematical Fluency by Grayson H. Wheatley & George E. Abshire (Purchase this e-book at www.mathematicslearning.org)
  3. *Mediated Learning: Teaching, Tasks, and Tools to Unlock Cognitive Potential, 2nd ed, By Mandia Mentis, Marilyn Dunn-Bernstein, and Martene Mentis
  4. *NILD student workbook consumable (Fractions, Percents, and Decimals)

Required pre-workshop assignments:

  1. Read pp. 1-33 in Developing Mathematical Fluency and familiarize yourself with the math activities contained in the book
  2. Also read Part 2 pp. 9-52 and review Part 3 in Mediated Learning: Teaching, Tasks, and Tools to Unlock Cognitive Potential
  3. View the following PowerPoint Presentations (provided through a link by NILD):
    • Overview of Middle School Mathematics
    • Mediated Learning Experience Overview
    • Small-Group MediationRead the following article:
  4. Scaffolding the development of self-regulated learning in mathematics classrooms (Bell, C. V., & Pape, S. J. (2014). Scaffolding the Development of Self-Regulated Learning in Mathematics Classrooms: Results from an Action Research Study Examine the Development of Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors in a Seventh Grade Mathematics Class. Middle School Journal, 45(4), 23-32.)

 



Dates Location Status Details and Remarks

Jun 29-Jun 30, 2020

Suffolk, VA

USA

Open

Register Online


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