Category Archives for Kathleen Cotter Lawler

The Importance of Counting and Place Value

Should we have our children count everything? What happens when they run out of fingers?And how in the world do we use counting with four-digit addition? Come to this workshop andlearn effective and efficient ways to recognize quantities, understand place value, and masteraddition and subtraction. More about Kathleen Cotter Lawler: Kathleen Cotter Lawler Kathleen Cotter […]

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Math Myths, Math Anxiety, and Math Learning Challenges

Is your child facing learning challenges? Does your child have math anxiety? And what myths are we talking about?? Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for them. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help […]

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You CAN Be a Great Math Teacher

Maybe you struggled with math, so how do you choose a curriculum to avoid the same fate for your child? Maybe you are really good in math but are unsure how to teach it now? Should you include manipulatives or not? What DOES it take to be the best teacher for your child? Find out […]

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Building a Solid Math Foundation

Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house, especially if your child is facing some learning challenges. We need to start with a strong foundation […]

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Memorizing Math Facts Without Tears

People, especially children, are visual learners. Approaching math from a visual perspective using an abacus is a sure-fire path to success! Learn how an abacus fosters quantity recognition and develops addition strategies. Investigate place value in a crystal clear format. Explain “borrowing and carrying” when adding and subtracting numbers. Discover the simplicity of multiplication. Come […]

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Mom, Don’t Make Me Think – Just Tell Me the Answers

As a teacher, it’s so easy to give the answer, isn’t it? Oh, that’s right… you don’t do that. How long do you allow a child to think before you start helping them? Sometimes we need to be quiet and let them wrestle with the problem to discover the answer. Do you know that children […]

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How to Teach Math to Children with Learning Difficulties

Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. Their brains tend to store information in pictures, not words. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics using heavy doses of counting, flash cards, and rote memorizing does not work for them. Learn ways to minimize counting and concentrate on place value,strategies to teach the facts […]

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Taking The Fear Out Of Fractions

Do you remember the groans in math class when the word ‘fraction’ was brought up? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. What’s the right way to teach them? Come and find the beauty and simplicity of […]

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Let’s Play Math Games!

Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed math fact quiz? Are you both beating your head against the wall because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun […]

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Building a Solid Math Foundation

This live presentation will air on:Thursday – September 22nd – 9am Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access! Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will […]

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