Past Webinars


The following content was originally presented as live webinars with participants and has been re-packaged for use by teachers, learning coaches and others who want to learn more about mathematics instruction and numeracy development for students with significant disabilities.

Problem solving

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Problem solving is one of seven critical mathematical processes that students must encounter in a mathematics program in order to achieve the goals of mathematics education and embrace lifelong learning in mathematics.

This presentation highlights explicit strategies for teaching problem solving to students with significant disabilities as a way to deepen understanding of mathematical concepts.

Audience: Grade 7 – 12 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
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Visualizing to support the learning of math facts

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Visualization is one of seven critical components that students must encounter in a mathematics program in order to achieve the goals of mathematics education and embrace lifelong learning in mathematics.

This presentation highlights the importance of visualization, how it fits into the learning of math facts, and how visualization can be developed with students with significant disabilities.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
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Developing spatial awareness

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Did you know that spatial awareness was a predictor of math success?
Spatial awareness is how we think about objects in different spatially oriented ways, visualize objects from different perspectives, coordinate how different space is used in relation to other space, represent on object to mean another object or place, and understand how items are arranged in space and in relation to on another.
This presentation highlights the importance of spatial awareness, how abilities and difficulties may present themselves, and tips for developing spatial awareness skills with students who have significant disabilities.
Audience:  Grade 7-12 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
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Click here to read what teachers had to say about developing spatial awareness with students in their classrooms.



Making Literature-Math Connections

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Research proves that children have more success learning and understanding material when it is presented in a way that is meaningful to them. Literature provides numerous opportunities for students to become engaged in a mathematics concept being taught, creating a meaningful context for the student.

This presentation will highlight some of the research around the literacy-math connection, offers strategies and suggestions on selecting appropriate literature, looks at the mathematical processes involved, and suggests resources for finding worthwhile literature to use in the math classroom.

Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
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Webinar resources:

  • Books You Can Count On PDF Word
  • Math and Literature Resources (Elk Island Public Schools) PDF
  • A Trade Book Library for K-12 Mathematics (U of A) PDF

Meaning-filled Activities

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What is a meaning-filled activity?  Students need to see value in working on a task – they need to see that it is worth the time to complete an activity.

This presentation highlights the importance of creating engaging and meaning-filled learning activities that draw on mathematical knowledge as well as a range of skills and strategies. If it doesn’t have a context, it’s not real numeracy!

Audience: Grade 7 – 12 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
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Click here to view examples of meaning-filled learning activities created by teachers for connecting mathematics instruction and numeracy for their students.


Real Life Math Connections

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How are you connecting real-life activities and numeracy in your classroom?
This presentation highlights research on the importance of connecting numeracy learning to real-life experiences, explores effective practices for connecting real-life experiences to numeracy learning and provides examples of what numeracy learning and real-life experiences could look like in your classroom.Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers (but suitable for all grade levels)
Click here for a PDF of this webinar.Click here to see ideas and activities created by teachers for connecting real-life activities and numeracy in their classroom.

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MAKING HOME-SCHOOL NUMERACY CONNECTIONS

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How are you involving parents in your students’ math and numeracy learning?
This presentation explores the benefits of the home-school connection for both parents and students and explores different strategies and activities to develop this relationship. Audience: Grade 1 – 6 teachers
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