$20.00

Presenter: Alex Kajitani
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.3  
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 1

Students are 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. After taking this course, you’ll have the tools you need to help your students conquer basic math skills and apply them in real life.  

Description

When your students have a solid foundation in math skills, they’ll have tools they can use no matter where their careers take them. But, many students today struggle with understanding basic math concepts and applying them to real life.

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. 

You’ll learn about:
  • 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. 

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71 reviews for How to Connect Math and Literacy

  1. Anna – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the ideas presented.

  2. JANICE – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    He holds your attention about the topic.

  3. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    enjoyable

  4. Maritza – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Great course that gives good examples that can be used in the classroom.

  5. Deanna – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I love new ideas – This course will give you some.

  6. Gracie – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    This is was a great course to learn about incorporating writing and speaking in your math curriculum.

  7. Stephanie – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  8. Bryan – BETHEL LOCAL (verified owner)

    Too much trying to sell books. The vinyl couch was insanely distracting.

  9. Tom – FAIRBANKS LOCAL (verified owner)

    awesome course

  10. Kacy – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    He is great speaker and down to earth with good examples to use in your classroom. Truly passionate about math.

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