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Diebold Educational Consulting

Helping Educators ... Help Students ... Who Struggle

Math Workshop Descriptions

Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle in Grades K-3

Materials, Methods & Specially-Designed Instruction

  • Review Math Skills Progressions from the NMP Report & Common Core Standards
  • Simulate Common Math Difficulties (directionality, fact retrieval, concepts, more)
  • Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)
  • Construct Teacher-Made Math Manipulatives
  • Practice Alternative Strategies for Teaching Basic Operations, Word Problems & more

Materials & Programs Reviewed - Numicon, Cuisenaire Rods, Clear-View Base Ten Blocks, Math-U-See, Invicta Math Balance, Semple Math, Touch Math, Singapore Math, Stevenson-Semple Clock & Calendar, more

Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle in Grades 4-9

Materials, Methods & Specially-Designed Instruction

  • Review Math Skills Progressions from the NMP Report & Common Core Standards

  • Simulate Common Math Difficulties (directionality, fact retrieval, concepts, more)
  • Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)
  • Construct Teacher-Made Math Manipulatives
  • Practice Alternative Strategies for Teaching Basic Operations, Word Problems & more

Materials & Programs Reviewed - Clear-View Base Ten Blocks, Math Balances, Fraction Strips-Circles-Squares, Decimal Squares, Geo-Boards, Safety Compasses, Swing-Arm Protractors, Polydron Frameworks, Power Solids, Hands-On Equations, Algeblocks, Algebra Lab Gear, more

Algebra - Instructional Alternatives

Tools & Strategies for Students Who Struggle

  • Review Math Skills Progressions from the NRP Report & Common Core Standards

  • Simulate Common Math Difficulties (conceptual & computational)
  • Apply the Fours Levels of Instruction to Algebra
  • Represent Basic Operations of Algebraic Expressions with Concrete Materials
  • Solve Linear & Quadratic Equations with Manipulatives
  • Learn How to Construct Images of Operations & Connect Vocabulary to Processes

Materials Demonstrated - Base Ten Blocks, Mathematical Balances, Hands-On Equations, Algeblocks, Algebra Lab Gear, more

* Participants should bring scissors for constructing teacher-made manipulatives.

Semple Math Levels 1 & 2 - Addition & Subtraction

Math Instruction for Students with Dyscalculia

  • Review the Unique Scope & Sequence of the Semple Math Program

  • Learn Techniques for Correct Numeral Formation
  • Practice Mnemonic Strategies for Fact Retrieval, Place Value & Algorithms
  • Learn the Hierarchical Sequence for Word Problems using Mnemonics
  • Apply Semple Strategies for Money & Time
  • Learn How to Integrate Base Ten Blocks & Math Balance Manipulatives

Semple Math Levels 3 & 4 - Multiplication & Division

Prerequisite Workshop: Semple Math 1 & 2

  • Review the Unique Scope & Sequence of the Semple Math Program

  • Learn Techniques for Multiplication, Division, Fractions & Decimals
  • Practice Mnemonic Strategies for Fact Retrieval, Place Value & Algorithms
  • Learn the Hierarchical Sequence for Word Problems using Mnemonics
  • Learn How to Integrate Decimal Squares & Algeblocks Manipulatives

Numicon Math

Multi-Sensory Instruction for Early Math Concepts

  • Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

  • Compare the Refined Numicon Progression of Skills to the Common Core
  • Examine How Numicon Shapes Promote Number-Numeral Concepts & Subitization
  • Learn How to Represent Concepts & Operations with Shapes & Cuisenaire Rods
  • Link Numicon Shapes to Direct Instruction with Semple Math & Touch Math

Touch Math

Strategies for Fact Retrieval & Computation

  • Learn the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

  • Learn the Supplemental, Multi-Sensory Touch Math Technique for Fact Retrieval
  • Practice Using Touch Points for Computation of Basic Operations
  • Integrate Touch Math Computational Strategies with the Use of Manipulatives

Singapore Math Word Problems

Step-By-Step Model Drawing

  • Review the Four Levels of Instruction (concrete, pictorial, symbolic & application)

  • Learn a 7-Step Singapore Procedure for Solving Word Problems
  • Practice Word Problems at the Discrete & Continuous Levels
  • Apply the Singapore Strategy with Basic Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio, Percents & Early Algebra Word Problems

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