Singapore Math: Model Drawing

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Rebecca Gribble
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Jackson Local Schools
Location: SKPD

Course Description:

Get the training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore Math strategy that gives word problems a visual context. As a teacher, you know that many students groan when it’s time to solve word problems. Why is that? Are the problems too difficult? Do students get lost trying to decipher the wording or figure out the computation? Do they simply not know which strategy to use? Actually, it’s a combination of all these issues. Luckily, model drawing, a Singapore Math strategy for working word problems, will help your students start to enjoy math in a way they may never have before.

The secret behind model drawing is that it gives students a concrete, reliable set of seven steps that they can use to solve 80% of the word problems out there. They won’t have to memorize 20 different techniques and know when to use which anymore. Instead, they’ll learn how to read the problem, determine its variables, draw a unit bar (the visual model), adjust that bar, place the question mark to indicate what they’re solving for, do the computation, and write a complete sentence at the end.  

Students MUST enroll through Jackson Township Community Education to participate in the class. Additional fee for the online class is $115. For more information including a schedule of class dates and to register directly online contact Jackson Local Schools at    http://www.jtce.org/teachers.htm    This class is offered every month through JTCE and has an ongoing registration for credit with Ashland University.

Cost: $260
Timespan of Course:
July 17, 2013 to August 29, 2014
Contact E-mail: jtce@jackson.sparcc.org

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online
Registration Information:
Course Number: 247
Course Section Name: EDU*6250*Y1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU