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Flexible Thinking: Supporting Student Number Sense in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Grades K-5: July 11-12, Lexington
Gain insight into the power of growing students’ thinking and confidence in how they see and work with quantities.

Is it possible to be “flexible” when thinking about mathematics? What does it mean when we say number sense and why is it foundational for all other math? You will leave the session with:
  • teacher and student strategies to deepen students’ number sense
  • practice and receive routines, structures, strategies, and activities that will build and extend students’ critical mathematical thinking skills related to the Kentucky Academic Standards for Math
  • ideas on how to structure the first weeks of math instruction to support students’ number sense
Audience: Math teachers and coaches grades K-5

15 hours of PD credit
July 11-12, 9am-4pm EST (in-person in Lexington)
Two additional 90-minute sessions during the 2023-24 academic year (fall semester, dates/times to be set at July meetings). The virtual sessions will be a professional learning opportunity to discuss and share any strategies, activities, and routines that have been implemented in the classroom. Student misconceptions and next steps to continue numbers sense development will be other areas of focus. 

Facilitator: Meghan Althauser-Watts, Fayette County Elementary Teacher
Meghan Althauser-Watts, graduate of WKU, is a current K-5 Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher at Coventry Oak Elementary in Fayette County Public Schools. Previously she worked as a fifth-grade math and reading teacher as well as a self-contained 3rd grade teacher at Silver Creek Elementary in Madison County. She received her Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement from WKU in 2017 and received a master’s degree in Gifted Education and Talent Development at WKU in 2019. Her past professional developments with PIMSER have focused on a variety of areas such as classroom rigor, mathematical discourse, mathematical technology resources, number talks, and number sense. 

Cost: $325 per person Early Bird rate through May 31 ($375 after)
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided

  • Fayette Co. Board of Education
    Room 159
    450 Park Place
    Lexington, KY 40511
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    Item Qty Amount Subtotal
    $ 375.00 $ 375.00
    Subtotal   $ 375.00
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    Cancellation refund policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunded in full if made in writing to jessica.eaton@pimser.org at least 5 business days in advance of the event. Refunds will not be issued after this date. Substitutions will be accepted up until the date of the training; email jessica.eaton@pimser.org with attendee name and substitution name and email address.
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