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ETA hand2mind® has joined forces with edWeb.net, a professional social and learning network to provide a place where educators can learn about national mathematical standards and practices, engage in online discussions, earn CE Certificates and more. Join us at our Building Understanding in Mathematics for new, upcoming webinars.


Upcoming Webinars

Fraction and Decimal Essentials

Two-part series explores quick strategies for extending understanding of whole numbers using common manipulatives such as Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire® Rods, and Fraction Towers.

Part 2: Quick Strategies Using Common Manipulatives

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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Watch Part 1: Using Common Manipulatives to Understand Fractions and Decimals

Now is the Perfect Time for STEM: Strategies to End the Year with Fun

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

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All webinars are presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, unless otherwise noted.

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Algebra

Foundations of Algebra: Manipulative Kit Introduction

Webinar: Foundations of Algebra: Manipulative Kit Introduction

This webinar breaks down each Module and shows how to use manipulatives to help build concrete understanding of mathematical concepts.

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Conceptual Understanding

Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures

New standards and assessments emphasize building procedural knowledge from conceptual understanding–the algorithm comes at the end of instruction. Our five-part series Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures focuses on the role of visual models in helping students make this transition effectively so that the steps of procedures make sense to them.

 

Part 1: Connecting Concepts with Procedures Overview

Visual Models in Math, Part 1: Connecting Concepts with Procedures Overview

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares an overview of the series and discusses student understanding of the number system, an essential foundation for this work. Join Sara as she talks about number sense and the role of visual models in developing concepts and procedures.

Featured Manipulatives: Counters | Base Ten Blocks | Algebra Tiles

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Part 2: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number & Decimal Addition/Subtraction

Visual Models in Math, Part 2: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number & Decimal Addition/Subtraction

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand place value and connecting this understanding to addition and subtraction algorithms. Join Sara as she talks about addition and subtraction in the base ten number system.

Featured Manipulative: Base Ten Blocks

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Part 3: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Visual Models in Math, Part 3: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand adding and subtracting fractions. Join Sara as she talks about making fraction addition and subtraction make sense to students.

Featured Manipulatives: Fraction Towers | Number Lines

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Part 4: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number & Decimal Multiplication/Division

Visual Models in Math, Part 4: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number & Decimal Multiplication/Division

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand multiplication and division, particularly the role of partial products and quotients.

Featured Manipulative: Base Ten Blocks

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Part 5: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Fraction Multiplication and Division

Visual Models in Math, Part 5: Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Fraction Multiplication and Division

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand multiplying and dividing.

Featured Manipulative: Fraction Towers | Number Lines

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Formative Assessment

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics

A four-part series focused on Formative Assessment–a powerful tool for improving teaching and increasing student learning. Discover strategies for strengthening the role of formative assessment in mathematics instruction, questioning techniques that support visible student thinking, how to use manipulatives to strengthen instruction, and more!

Part 1: What is Formative Assessment?

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics, Part 1: What is Formative Assessment?

In this session, Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on the essential elements of formative assessment. Join Sara and learn the basic principles and see evidence of its power to increase student learning.

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Part 2: Questioning to Support Formative Assessment

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics, Part 2: Questioning to Support Formative Assessment

Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on questioning techniques which support visible student thinking and provide quality information for teachers. Learn strategies for crafting important questions and incorporating them into your teaching. Join Sara and learn questioning techniques which move student learning forward.

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Part 3: Hands-On Learning to Support Formative Assessment

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics, Part 3: Hands-On Learning to Support Formative Assessment

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand adding and subtracting fractions. Join Sara and learn strategies for including hands-on instruction as a formative assessment tool in your classroom at any level.

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Part 4: Rich Mathematical Tasks to Support Formative Assessment

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics, Part 4: Rich Mathematical Tasks to Support Formative Assessment

Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on the power of rich mathematical tasks to support formative assessment. Rich tasks provide multiple student entry points and many opportunities to make student thinking visible using a variety of strategies.

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Fractions

 

Why Fractions? Why Now?

Conceptual understanding of fractions is one predictor of overall student achievement, so it’s no surprise fractions instruction is a focus area of the new standards. This instructional shift is forcing educators to seek out resources specifically built to address this change.

Featured Product: Hands-On Standards® Fractions

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Fraction and Decimal Essentials

Two-part series explores quick strategies for extending understanding of whole numbers using common manipulatives such as Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire® Rods, and Fraction Towers.


Part 1: Using Common Manipulatives to Understand Fractions and Decimals
Dr. Sara Delano Moore will share activities that use common manipulatives to model fractions and decimals with a focus on equivalence and comparisons.
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Extending Fraction Understanding

Part 1: Foundations of Decimals

Dr. Sara Delano Moore examines early models of decimals and connections to fractions and place value, how to use place value as an instance of patterning to develop decimal concepts, and explores fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 as a connecting point between decimals and fractions.

Featured Manipulatives: Base Ten Blocks | Coin Tiles | Fraction Squares | Fraction Towers

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Part 2: Decimal Operations

Dr. Sara Delano Moore examines operations with decimals. She explores the instructional strategies used to connect operations with decimals to operations with whole numbers and focuses on developing number sense to help students understand operations as they work with decimals.

Featured Manipulatives: Base Ten Blocks

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Part 3: Ratio & Proportion

Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on the idea of unit rate and how it extends to understanding of slope and linear functions. Having focused on continuous models (area & number line) in the study of fractions, this session also considers the discrete (set) model as a tool for representing ratios.

Featured Manipulatives: XY Coordinate Pegboard

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Part 4: Fractions in Primary Grades

Dr. Sara Delano Moore explores the idea of sharing fairly, partitioning shapes into equal shares, and connections from fractions to money and time during this session.

Featured Manipulatives: Coin Tiles | Fraction Towers | Fraction Circles & Rings | Geoboards | Number Lines

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Geometry

Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes

Instructional experiences are essential to developing geometric reasoning skills. Our Fall 2015 series explored strategies for developing geometric reasoning skills effectively across the grades.

 

Part 1: Laying a Strong Foundation

Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes, Part 1: Laying a Strong Foundation

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares a developmental progression for geometric reasoning as well as strategies for laying a strong foundation. She also explores ways to develop student understanding of shapes and attributes.

Featured Manipulatives: Attribute Blocks | Pattern Blocks

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Part 2: Identifying Critical Attributes

Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes, Part 2: Identifying Critical Attributes

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand which attributes define a shape. She also explores ways to help students see attributes of shapes and identify those which are essential to defining a shape.

Featured Manipulatives: AngLegs | Geoboard

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Part 3: Properties of Lines & Angles

Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes, Part 3: Properties of Lines & Angles

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares strategies for helping students understand properties of lines and angles. She also explores ways to help students master angles and parallel/perpendicular lines.

Featured Manipulatives: AngLegs | Geoboard | Polygons+ Power Pack

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Part 4: Classifying Plane Figures

Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes, Part 4: Classifying Plane Figures

Dr. Sara Delano Moore discusses classifying figures with a focus on triangles and quadrilaterals. She showes how to pull our geometric reasoning skills series together into a “family tree” for polygons.

Featured Manipulatives: AngLegs | Geoboard | Polygons+ Power Pack

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Math Practices

Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science & Engineering Practices

The Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science & Engineering Practices have much in common. This three-part webinar series explores these connections and their implications for instruction, in science, in mathematics, and in integrated STEM experiences.

Part 1: Developmental Progressions

Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science Engineering Practices, Part 1: Developmental Progressions

Dr. Sara Delano Moore kicks off this series with a discussion of the idea of developmental progressions in the practices. She addresses strategies for supporting the practices at various grade levels. Teachers at every level can support improved student thinking by integrating these practices into their current instruction.

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Part 2: Problem-Solving Elements

Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science Engineering Practices, Part 2: Problem-Solving Elements

Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on the elements of the practices which emphasize problem solving in mathematics, science, and engineering. You will see that the core elements of the process are quite similar. Learn about these commonalities as well as strategies for making your students better problem solvers.

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Part 3: Communication & Argument

Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Science Engineering Practices, Part 3: Communication & Argument

Dr. Sara Delano Moore focuses on communication and argument in mathematics and science. Making the case for the problem they have solved is an important skill to master. Learn strategies for helping your students make the case for their thinking.

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Number & Operations

Number in Context Part 4: Understanding Multiplication and Division

Number in Context Part 4: Understanding Multiplication and Division

Dr. Sara Delano Moore talks about building conceptual understanding of multiplication and division. She gives relative examples of different ways to look at terminology and explores how teachers can help their students extend their knowledge of addition and subtraction and learn about the operations in ways which will continue to make sense as they move to fractions, algebra, and other advanced mathematics. 

Featured Manipulatives: Counters | Color Tiles | Base Ten Blocks | Algebra Tiles

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Problem Solving and Operations

Problem Solving and Operations Part 1: Addition and Subtraction

Problem Solving and Operations Part 1: Addition and Subtraction

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics describe fifteen different types of math problems which can be solved by addition and/or subtraction. Dr. Sara Delano Moore talks about the developmental progression of these problem types and show how they illuminate the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Featured Manipulatives: Counters

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Problem Solving and Operations Part 2: Transitioning from Addition to Multiplication

Problem Solving and Operations Part 2: Transitioning from Addition to Multiplication

Students who understand the meaning of operations and the range of problem situations they address are well positioned to be excellent mathematicians. Dr. Sara Delano Moore talks about the developmental progression from addition to multiplication.

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Problem Solving and Operations Part 3: Multiplication and Division

Problem Solving and Operations Part 3: Multiplication and Division

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics describe eighteen different varieties of math problems which can be solved by multiplication and/or division. Dr. Sara Delano Moore talks about the developmental progression of these problem types and show how they illuminate the relationship between multiplication and division.

Featured Manipulatives: Counters | Color Tiles

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Understanding Operations

Understanding Operations Part 1: Building Fluency Across the Grades

Understanding Operations Part 1: Building Fluency Across the Gradesn

After focusing on conceptual understanding of the operations, teachers must help students use their conceptual understanding to build procedural fluency, both with basic facts and a variety of algorithms. Dr. Sara Delano Moore explains strategies to support development of mathematical practices around mathematical structure and repeated reasoning, supporting students in building fluency across the grades.

Featured Manipulatives: Base Ten Blocks | Color Tiles | Algebra Tiles | Fraction Towers | Counters

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Understanding Operations Part 2: Putting it All Together

Understanding Operations Part 2: Putting it All Together

A coherent understanding of operations is a critical element of preparing students for success in mathematics in middle and high school. Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares connections between the operations understanding students build in elementary school and the mathematics to be learned in middle school and secondary school.

Featured Manipulatives: Counters | Base Ten Blocks | Algebra Tiles

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Number Sense Essentials

To build a deep understanding of number, primary grade teachers spend a great deal of time teaching in a constrained range of numbers. It can be challenging to continue instruction with rich tasks throughout the year. Webinar sessions will focus on revitalizing number instruction in primary grades with new resources and strategies.

Part 1: Using Counters, Rekenreks & Ten Frames to Develop Number Sense Through Counting

Part 2: Using Rekenreks, Ten Frames, & Base Ten Blocks to Connect Counting with Operations

 

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Number Sense

Developing Number Sense in K–5 with Cuisenaire Rods, Rekenreks & Place Value Chips

Developing Number Sense in K–5 with Cuisenaire Rods, Rekenreks & Place Value Chips

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares manipulatives to use to develop number sense in grades K–5, and explores moving beyond base ten blocks to a variety of proportional and non-proportional models.

Featured Manipulatives: Cuisenaire Rods | Place Value Chips | Rekenreks

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Helping Children Make Sense of Numbers

Helping Children Make Sense of Numbers

What are key ideas in number sense and operations (adding and subtracting) that primary students need to understand? How can real-world contexts help them understand these ideas? Dr. Sara Delano Moore talks about the math, placed the math in context, and shared strategies for parent/family engagement around supporting mathematics instruction.

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Building Number Sense through STEM, K–2

Building Number Sense through STEM, K–2

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares how math, science, and technology provide an excellent platform for building number sense in measurement and using data in the primary grades. She also explores strategies and design tips to expand family involvement in math learning by adding science and technology into your K–12 curriculum.

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Parental Involvement

Home & School Connections

Part 1: Riding the CCSS Math Train: Inspiring Parents to Jump on Board – and Stay There!

Home & School Connections, Part 1: Riding the CCSS Math Train: Inspiring Parents to Jump on Board – and Stay There!

Getting parents involved can be a challenge, especially when it comes to math. In this webinar, Bon Crowder looks at what it really means to have parents involved in math learning. And you'll get a toolkit full of various ways to get parents excited and engaged!

 

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Part 2: Creating & Implementing CCSS–Based Family Math Nights: Scaffolding Success in Grades –8

Home & School Connections, Part 1: Riding the CCSS Math Train: Inspiring Parents to Jump on Board – and Stay There!

Family Math Nights are a great way to get your parents involved and expand math education into the home. Maybe you’re looking for ways to improve your current Family Math Night programs, or are interested in hosting your very first event. Join us on this webinar to find tips to gain ultimate parental attendance that will continue to grow with each event.

 

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Part 3: School is Starting – Now What Do I Do About the Summer Slide?

Home & School Connections, Part 3: Riding the CCSS Math Train: Inspiring Parents to Jump on Board – and Stay There!

It’s a fact: without skills practice over the summer break, students can lose 30% of the knowledge they gained during the previous school year. In our community’s next webinar, Kevin Dykema will explore strategies that can help you overcome summer slide. Learn how you can get started with the school year and build in review time along the way.

 

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Make a Difference Now – Why Early STEM Education is Essential

Make a Difference Now - Why Early STEM Education is Essential

ETA hand2mind and Texas A&M have collaborated to develop a series of classroom-tested, hands-on modules that strike the perfect balance of rigor and ease of use for PreK–5. Join Dr. Johannes Strobel and Dr. Sara Delano Moore to learn about early STEM education research and integrated STEM solutions.

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Using STEM Projects to Apply Mathematical Learning Gr. 3–5

Using STEM Projects to Apply Mathematical Learning Gr. 3–5

One definition of rigor is a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore looks at strategies for incorporating application in the mathematics classroom. Join Sara as she reviews a STEM project and find the applications of mathematics.

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Working With Manipulatives

Putting Manipulatives to Work

Schools and teachers often find manipulatives gathering dust in the back of a closet. This webinar series is an opportunity to explore new uses for familiar manipulatives, as well as a look at new tools to add to your toolkit.

Part 1: Developing Number Sense in K–5 with Cuisenaire Rods, Rekenreks & Place Value Chips

Developing Number Sense in K–5 with Cuisenaire Rods, Rekenreks & Place Value Chips

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares manipulatives to use to develop number sense in grades K–5, and explores moving beyond base ten blocks to a variety of proportional and non-proportional models.

Featured Manipulatives: Cuisenaire Rods | Place Value Chips | Rekenreks

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Part 2: Developing Geometric Measurement in Grades 3–4 with Color Tiles & AngLegs

Developing Geometric Measurement in Grades 3–4 with Color Tiles & AngLegs

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares manipulatives to use to develop geometric measurement skills, particularly focusing on area and perimeter and angle measure in intermediate grades. She also explores developing conceptual foundations for critical geometric measurement skills.

Featured Manipulatives: Color Tiles | AngLegs

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Part 3: Developing Expressions & Equations in Grades 6–8 with Algebra Tiles & Algeblocks

Developing Expressions & Equations in Grades 6–8 with Algebra Tiles & Algeblocks

Dr. Sara Delano Moore shares manipulatives which help students develop conceptual foundations for expressions and equations. She explores helping middle school students see algebraic operations as a continuation of their elementary work.

Featured Manipulatives: Algebra Tiles | Algeblocks

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