SingMath:AdvMdlDrwg Gr 6-9

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

Course Description:

When you say, “It’s time for math,” do your students roll their eyes? What teacher hasn’t dealt with that? It doesn’t have to be that way. In this class, you’ll master model drawing, a revolutionary technique for teaching problem-solving to middle school math students.

Model drawing is a core part of Singapore Math, a base-10 math program that forms the foundation of math instruction in Singapore. When you introduce model drawing into your classroom, your students will succeed with word problems, build math skills, and develop self-confidence. And they’ll even look forward to math!

You’ll learn how to use model drawing with many different types of word problems, including part-whole problems, word problems involving comparisons, and before-and-after word problems. You’ll also master advanced techniques to help you model more complex problems, and gain insights into how to guide students as they grapple with consecutive integers, remainders, percents, and problems involving rate and distance.

Finally, you’ll put it all together as your create your own word problems based on models provided in the class. You’ll even learn how to train parents in the basics of model drawing so they can help their kids continue to build their problem-solving skills.  

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

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 3:45pm
Registration Information:
Course Number: 247
Course Section Name: EDU*6250*X1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU