You will leave this session with many unique problem-solving techniques that will help all students be more successful in math contests and on tests – including district achievement, SAT, and ACT tests. Each participant will conclude the session with 10 math problems that they can take back and implement immediately in their classroom. These problems will help teachers both interest and challenge their students of all ages.
In this 1-hour course, you will learn:
- How to present challenging and engaging math problems
- The power of exponents
- How to solve problems with a function machine
- About the 2-10 method
- The language of algebra and how to solve real-life problems
- Basic probability and counterintuitive problems
- How to teach probability in younger grades
Other courses in this series:
Pathway to Mathematical Understanding in Early Childhood
The Missing Part in Most Math Instruction – How to Think Algebraically
8 Ways to Spark Intellectual Curiosity and Passion in Mathematically Gifted Students
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool, and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique sense of humor which comes through in his classes and workshops. Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He has a Master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Ed’s work is currently being used around the world and has been translated into several languages including Chinese and Korean.