3149 Dundee Rd. #146, NORTHBROOK, IL 60062. For information and registration: Hope Martin 1-888-ACT-MATH or 847-883-8864
Note: Financial Aid students who are registering for ActiveMath workshops need to call the Center for Professional Development at 847-947-5247.

Do not register for the following classes through National Louis University (NLU registration will take place the first day of the workshop):

MHE 585K  Workshop / Using Activities to Develop Algebraic Reasoning (1 sh)

Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, 847-215-8883
In this hands-on workshop, teachers working in small groups are actively engaged in using proven instructional strategies, motivational techniques, and activities for Grades 4-8 that foster a deep understanding of key foundational concepts that are used and applied in the study of algebra.  The structural basis for the course is the "Progress to Algebra in Grades K-8" document from the K-8 Publishers' Criteria for Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, 2013.   Connections are made to arithmetic number concepts to illustrate that algebra can be viewed as "generalized arithmetic."  Real-world applications are used throughout to illustrate why the study of algebra is important. 

Additional Details:


Friday, 3/6, 4:00pm—10:00pm

Sat., 3/7, 8:00am—5:00pm

Plus a 3-hour online session on March 16, 2015, 7 to 10 PM.

Instructor: D. Spangler


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