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Friday, March 1 • 9:40am - 10:25am
Language-Based Math Instruction for Struggling Learners

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We will introduce a language-based method of math instruction for struggling learners that has consistently provided increased intrinsic student motivation, increased confidence, increased problem solving/reasoning skills and strong learning gains in our lowest middle school math performers. The attendees will begin the session much like our students begin each class with a casual, interactive introduction of the target skill and vocabulary through riddles and word-play. This classroom opportunity, as well as mini mock lesson, provide for independent thinking, scaffolded brain-storming, and practice with figurative language. Following this discussion we will move quickly into a cooperative, hands-on game involving the target vocabulary and concepts. We will end the mini-mock lesson segueing into standards-based practice problems. There will be a short time for related questions and answers. Our session will then provide attendees with a brief history of how this class was developed and why, typical student profiles and success stories. We will end the session with specific real-world activities, ideas for stations, games, hands-on tasks and vocabulary building.


Thyra Schwab

SLP, Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
I have been a speech/language pathologist in Sarasota, Fl for 23 years. I have experience in several settings, but quickly found that school-based practice was my passion. For the last 10 years I have worked at a charter school, Imagine Schools Palmer Ranch, where I realized that... Read More →

Corry Tyle

ESE Liaison, Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
With 8 years in the business world and 15 years as an educator, I am currently the ESE Liaison, ESE Middle School Math Teacher and Intensive Math Teacher at the Imagine School at Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, Florida.  Previously, while in the regular education classroom, I felt the... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:25am
Sweeney D
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Acknowledge the complex language involved in understanding,practicing and mastering new middle school math standards and how to repair and build the critical foundational pieces
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Play word games to introduce new vocabulary and ensure understanding of previously learned vocabulary.
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