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Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative

Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative

Registration Links

To register for an upcoming CRMC workshop or event, click the link below (the workshop title) or call 706-565-1474.

WORKSHOPS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT REGISTRATION NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION. 

If you have previously registered for a Math Collaborative-sponsored event, you will not need to set up a new account on the registration site; register using your e-mail address or search by your last name.


Unless noted otherwise, workshops will be held in Frank Brown Hall 1010, 1127 Broadway, Columbus, Georgia,

Columbus State University RiverPark Campus.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early if you are interested in attending any workshop.


  PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER HERE, YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SEAT IN THE WORKSHOP.


This page is a work in progress; please check back regularly for updates.

 

November 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - From the Ground Up - Building the Necessary Foundation to Develop Strong Number Sense

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades 3-5.

Our goal as teachers is to teach children necessary math skills, so that, as adults, they can comfortably reason through the math they use during their day. To do that we need to build students' number sense. We accomplish this through increasing fact fluency and providing MULTIPLE strategies to perform the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Standard algorithms are useful, efficient tools to solve problems, BUT they are not the ONLY algorithms we can use. Come explore alternative strategies and help students learn how to select strategies for a variety of numerical problems.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

November 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Math Problems with NO Numbers?  Math Problems with NO Questions?  New...and tried and true...ways to look at problem solving.

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades K-2.

  • Do your students struggle to understand math problems?
  • Do they ignore the words looking only for numbers?
  • Are they "number pickers?"
  • Even very young students can learn new strategies to solve real-world math situations.

Using numberless word problems, and "Notice and Wonder" experiences, your students can explore ways to solve problems. Explore 3-Act Math presentations to help your students discover, discuss, and determine what they know, and what they want to know. Teach them to stop pulling numbers "out of a hat," and, instead, put on their "thinking caps" and understand how to solve word problems.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

December 4, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Reinventing Solving Equations: Using (Open) Number Lines 

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 6-8.

Number lines and equations – a win-win combination! Number lines add deep meaning to solving equations. Pairing equations with number lines helps students build number sense and algebra sense. One-step, two-step, integer and non-integer coefficient equations – all are possible to visualize on open number lines. These visual representations begin as simple number lines, something all students are capable of producing. And, good news – creating number line increments is not required! Come open your minds to open number lines and discover a new take on an old concept.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

December 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - The Keys to Teacher Math - Why Am I...?  Diving into the Standards for Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices 

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 9-12.

We will delve into the NCTM Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices. Strong content knowledge is one part of a classroom built for student understanding. How can we as teachers provide opportunities for purposeful mathematical learning? Attendees will gain deeper understanding of NCTM best practices for effective mathematics teaching, building on the foundation that teachers bring to the classroom. These practices will not add to a teacher's daily load but will leverage classroom behavior to help improve student achievement. Teachers will take away lessons that they may use directly in their classroom; more importantly, they will deepen their understanding of how to make lessons more purposeful and productive.

Workshop participants will experience an environment where they will actively learn, and they will actively engage with a network of teachers post-workshop.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

January 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - The Beef Stew of Workshops - Choosing a Variety of "Ingredients" Making a Strong Math Classroom

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades 3-5.

Have you read something in a professional book, journal, or blog; heard another teacher talk about a great teaching idea; or seen a lesson in GADOE Frameworks? Do you want to give one a try, but you aren't really sure how to implement it? Come to this workshop! Just like when you make beef stew, this workshop will have a lot of "ingredients."

We will explore things you may have heard of, wanted to try, did try – but want to tweak. Ideas such as Counting Collections, 3-Act Tasks, Math Running Records, a multitude of Number Sense Routines, questioning, Talk Moves, and more will be the "ingredients" for our stew.

Better yet . . . send us a topic, and we will try to include it in the day. There is nothing better than collaborating with our fellow teachers to understand how to implement a new activity.

Email suggestions for topics to: stokes_laura@columbusstate.edu

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

January 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - How High?  How Tall?  How Much?  Exploring Concepts of Measurement

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades K-2.

Discover fun and engaging activities that will help your students gain a deeper understanding of how we use numbers to make sense of various forms of measurement.

Use creative non-standard, as well as standard measuring tools to measure, compare and understand!

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

February 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Problem Strings:  Instruction That Doesn't Hang by a Thread 

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 6-8.

 

        (Description to come later.)

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

February 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Modeling Geometry - Moving It to Get It 

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 9-12.

       (Description to come later.)

We will have coffee in the morning and snacks.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

March 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Math Masters Middle School Math Contest

This contest is open to selected schools.

This middle grades mathematics competition is a collaborative effort among the Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative, the Department of Teacher Education, and the Department of Mathematics.

Teams of middle grades students work together to solve task-based math problems. When they have agreed on an answer, they orally present their work to a Master Teacher. When the team answers correctly, they move to the next question. The top three teams with the most correct answers take trophies back to their schools.

REGISTRATION FEE: $60.00

 

April 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - The Keys to Teaching Math - Why Am I...? Diving into the Standards for Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 9-12.

We will delve into the NCTM Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices. Strong content knowledge is one part of a classroom built for student understanding. How can we as teachers provide opportunities for purposeful mathematical learning? Attendees will gain deeper understanding of NCTM best practices for effective mathematics teaching, building on the foundation that teachers bring to the classroom. These practices will not add to a teacher's daily load but will leverage classroom behavior to help improve student achievement. Teachers will take away lessons that they may use directly in their classroom; more importantly, they will deepen their understanding of how to make lessons more purposeful and productive.

Workshop participants will experience an environment where they will actively learn, and they will actively engage with a network of teachers post-workshop.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop

 

April 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - A Buffet of Activities for the Math Workshop Model

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades 3-5.

        Even if you are already up and running with the Math Workshop model, or if it is a new concept, we will share activities that you can use in your classroom, to energize your students as you finish out the year!

       From a buffet, you can select the food that interests you. Using a Math Workshop model, you can provide your students with different "menu items" that will fill their math minds, strengthen their math muscles, and keep them "seated at the table" for the entire "meal."

       We will look at the Math Workshop model and its components exploring resources and activities. Use these activities for "task and share" and "learning stations" and engage your students in your math lessons.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.

 

April 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Planting Seeds for a Perennial Garden of Math Success

This workshop is open to any elementary teacher in grades K-2.

Plant seeds of knowledge by exploring games and activities, providing concrete foundations for standards.   Nourish foundations by using drawings and models to transition toward deeper understand of concepts.  Help knowledge flourish by building connections between concrete games, to representational models, to true understanding of abstract reasoning.

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop

 

May 5, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Conceptual Understanding of Fractions, Decimals, Percent - Oh, My! 

This workshop is open to any mathematics teacher in grades 6-8.

        (Description to come later.)

We will have coffee in the morning; lunch will be on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00

CLICK HERE to see a flyer for this workshop.