Lead engaging workshops on this unique and simplified four-tier model for teaching mathematics!
Written to complement David A. Sousa's bestseller How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this facilitator's guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders all the materials needed to present the latest neuroscientific findings in practical, understandable terms and demonstrate how this information impacts mathematics instruction at all grade levels. You will be able to lead workshops on how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships and processes mathematical concepts, how environmental and developmental factors contribute to difficulties in learning mathematics, and how differentiated mathematics instruction promotes student success. This chapter-by-chapter study guide covers key points such as:
- Adapting lessons to meet children's developmental learning stages
- Relating classroom studies to concrete, real-world applications
- Planning mathematics lessons based on current research, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing
- Correlating instruction with the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points
The chapter-by-chapter study guide features:
- Chapter discussion questions
- Activities for workshop participants
- Additional information for each chapter
- Journal-writing prompts
- A sample workshop evaluation form
Staff developers will find the Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns Mathematics to be an ideal resource for leading professional training for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.