Singapore Math® curriculum at the NCTM 2018 Annual Conference

We thank you all for joining us at the launch of Dimensions Math at NCTM. We will be progressively updating our web site with information on Dimensions Math.

For those of you who missed the Sat morning session on "Using Visualization and Decomposition Strategies to Develop Facts Fluency in the Early Grades", we will be uploading the PDF file of the presentation on our web site soon.

See Lessons in Action From the New Curriculum

The following workshops at the 2018 NCTM Annual Conference will use examples from the new PK-5 Curriculum.

Do Not Invert and Multiply! Building the Bridge to Algebra Through Fractions Tasks
Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join Cassandra Turner, Beth Curran, and Allison Coates as they work through hands-on tasks for fractions. We'll investigate how the progression of fractions problems helps students build mastery of algebraic concepts such as naming unknown quantities, writing expressions, and laying the foundation for solving for x.

Using Visualization and Decomposition Strategies to Develop Facts Fluency in the Early Grades
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Common Core requires students to learn mental strategies and properties of operations to develop fluency with addition and subtraction facts. Bill Jackson and Tricia Salerno will show how to use ten-frame cards and Singapore math methods to help students visualize quantitative relationships, use decomposition strategies, and develop number sense.

Using Anchor Tasks to Engage Learners: Deepening Understanding through Exploration and Discourse
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Participants will engage in active math lessons and learn how to use learning objectives to create anchor tasks that spark student interest and allow students of all levels to build on prior knowledge, explore concepts with concrete materials and engage in productive discourse to deepen conceptual understanding with a focus on problem solving. Cassandra Turner and Beth Curran will lead this interactive workshop.

Beginning Bar Model Boot Camp: Getting Started with Model Drawing
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Improving students' problem-solving abilities is a major objective of Common Core and state standards, and model drawing is a powerful tool that students can use to attack complex problems. Join Cassandra Turner and Beth Curran to investigate methods of teaching and assessing tape diagrams for those persnickety word problems, and explore interactive model drawing technology.