Resource Teachers are Training

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:11

For the last 2 years the resource teachers all over the district have been learning about Multi-sensory math and the 5 math superpowers. The first math superpower is  to know how to do is to be able to recognize number patterns without counting. This skill is called subitizing. Students who can look for and find patterns will have so much of an advantage as they go into the later grades if they have this skill. They will be able to do math in their heads more easily. Algebra, statistics, and problem solving will be so much more accessible if they are able to find, use and make patterns. This begins at the kindergarten level with the number 5. Knowing facts to 5 is an essential skill for students to be successful. In our class we've been using craft sticks, beads, unifix cubes and dominos to help really build this first superpower. It’s a crucial skill for kids to develop as they learn to think and reason mathematically.

Cynthia Stevenson