Elementary Math for the Adolescent Guide - Mike Waski and Candace Cheung
Guides are often not familiar with the lessons and experiences of the elementary Montessori student. This lack of experience and knowledge can create a situation where the guide feels helpless and ill equipped to continue lessons with materials and build on the previous work and knowledge of their students.This course will serve to orient new guides to the elementary Montessori math and geometry materials and lessons, give new guides a select group of math and geometry lessons that bridge the elementary and secondary, and support Montessori guides in the application of Montessori theory and practice in an adolescent math environment.
The event will be held at Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School. Free parking is available at the school. Participants are responsible for their own housing.
The workshop will run from 8:00am-4:00pm each day. Lunch, snacks and coffee/tea are provided each day.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early on Thursday, August 9 to check in.
Michael Waski is a math teacher at the Montessori High School in Cleveland, OH. He holds the AMI elementary diploma from Bergamo, a BS from Kent State University, and an MA in educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino. Michael has been teaching for 21 years, 17 of which have been at the adolescent level. In addition, Mike is a member of the visiting faculty on the NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies program as well as a frequent NAMTA presenter. Mike is also the author of Montessori Algebra for the Adolescent, the holy grail of advanced Montessori math for the adolescent.