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Workshop: Algebraic Thinking Math Workshop (SF)



Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 9:00-2:00
Where: San Francisco Friends School (map)

Fee: $175 Members; $250 Non-members


Algebraic Thinking Math Workshop (SF)

Building on the success and overwhelming interest generated by the spring math meetings last year, the CATDC is excited to offer a one-day workshop in Algebraic Thinking. This workshop will focus on several threads that emerged from those meetings, which include teaching Algebra in the Middle School years, building the bridge between middle and high school math learning, and exploring how our curricula can support student understanding of and fluency with algebraic concepts.

The goals of this workshop focus on exploring the gap between students ‘doing’ algebra and students ‘thinking algebraically’. An algebraic mindset – and the problem solving skills associated with algebraic thinking- transcend the algebra one curriculum; the  foundational skills are ones students will turn to throughout their math journey, be it high school or college. Through a collaborative process, participants will leave this workshop with tangible, concrete activities and curricular insights they can build upon in their classrooms and school programs.

This workshop is appropriate for 5-9th grade teachers.

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Chris Mader

Chris Mader

Chris Mader is the Head of the Middle School at The San Francisco School. He has taught middle and high school science at independent schools for over 20 years. He began teaching at a grade six through twelve school in Albuquerque, NM and most recently for ten years at a PK-12 school in Portland, OR. As Science Department chair at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, he became aware of the concerns parents, students and educators have around math sequence and placement.

David Louis

David Louis has worked as a math teacher for over 20 years in both public and private schools. He has worked at San Francisco Friends School since 2009. He loves math and enjoys engaging young people in true mathematical thinking.
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