There’s nothing like a well-crafted word problem to help your students get their creative juices flowing, but good word problems can be hard for teachers to create. In this one-hour course, author and teacher Alex Kajitani will equip educators with practical tools they can use to create better word problems in their lessons and leverage reading and writing skills.
Connecting math to literacy helps students relate numbers to the real world and shows them how people use math to make everyday decisions. When students are using multiple parts of their brains to learn, they retain information better.
In this course you’ll discover:
- Why word problems are an important part of math lessons
- How to cultivate mathematical vocabulary
- Word problems without numbers
- Examples of word problem strategies
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.