Understanding Operations K-5

This three-day workshop focuses on how the work students do in the context of number and operations offers opportunities for understanding those operations, and how that reasoning develops throughout the grades. « Return to Face-to-Face Courses

Summer Workshops: None currently scheduled
Tuition: $375 per participant

Have Questions? Contact us to learn more, for information on hosting a workshop, or to have a conversation about which offering might be best given your particular situation/needs.

Telephone: 617.873.9785
Fax: 617.873.9601
Email: investigations@terc.edu
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In This Course, Participants…

  • examine how opportunities to make generalizations about the operations are embedded in the number strand of Investigations and consider why they are important
  • participate in activities, view video, and examine student work to see how K-5 students engage with algebraic ideas
  • examine the role of representations in this work, and in students’ justifications of generalizations they make about the operations
  • learn how understanding operations contributes to children’s development of computational fluency
  • analyze the teacher’s role in making algebraic ideas explicit in the classroom

The entire workshop pushed my thinking of why. I had never been asked why we do what we do in math.

— Participant, North Carolina

Who Should Attend
Grades K-5 teachers who have been using Investigations in their classroom for at least one year and/or have attended Implementing Investigations 3 (or Investigations in the Classroom) or Building Computational Fluency.

Clock Hours
Receive a certificate indicating 18 clock hours upon completion of the workshop.

Graduate Credit
Apply for 1 graduate credit through Framingham State University, for an additional fee of $75 paid to FSU. Information and applications are available the first day of the workshop.