Learn techniques for teaching algebraic thinking along with ways to incorporate real-life uses of algebra into your instruction. Ed Zaccaro provides detailed explanations and firsthand examples of how algebra benefits everyone. This session will give you the answer to the question frequently asked by children: When will we ever use algebra?
In this 1-hour course, you will learn:
- How to help students think algebraically
- When to use algebra
- How algebra can save money
- What to avoid when teaching algebra
- Real-life applications of algebra
Other courses in this series:
10 Challenging Math Problems and Strategies to Successfully Solve Them
Pathway to Mathematical Understanding in Early Childhood
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.