Award-winning educator Alex Kajitani says that the old models of lectures and worksheets aren’t enough to help students think deeply about math and get excited about it. The key to unlocking math skills for your students lies in connecting math and literacy in your classroom. Students will be better able to engage and discover deep meaning in math when they are thinking, talking, reading, and writing about it.
In this course, “How to Connect Math and Literacy,” Mr. Kajitani shares both principles about math and practical ways that educators can make the most of literacy when teaching math.
- Why literacy is important in math
- Games that connect math and literacy
- A new approach to word problems
- How to use the Frayer Model to help students define terms
Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.