Category Archives for Math

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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Fundamentals of Algebra Taught Concretely

Instead of mere symbols on paper, Steve demonstrates with manipulatives, the central concepts of algebra: problem solving, exponents, squares, square roots, negative numbers, basic operations with polynomials, factoring trinomials, and graphing lines. Come and experience an “Aha” moment. More about Steve Demme: Steve Demme Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They […]

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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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Influence of Fathers

A plethora of studies have demonstrated the profound impact of fathers on their children. In this session we will explore the influence of Dads in scripture and how we can learn from what they did well and where they dropped the ball. God designed men to serve and lay their lives down for their wife […]

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Math You Understand

Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives to illustrate important math concepts such as place value, double digit multiplication, fractions, algebra, exponents, squares, square roots, and factoring trinomials. More about Steve Demme: Steve Demme Steve and his wife Sandra […]

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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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