Elementary Math for the Adolescent Guide

Elementary Math for the Adolescent Guide

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School (map)

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.

 

Geometry, Philosophy, and History

Geometry, Philosophy, and History

GWI Center for Professional Development (map)

Geometry, Philosophy, and History - Mike Waski

Get ready to do some geometry! Some of the most engaging and powerful math work comes out of the field of geometry. This workshop will include lessons, stories, and activities that teachers can take back to their classrooms and implement in fun and creative ways. Presentations will include exercises and activities about logic, problem solving and proofs which can help students develop critical thinking skills.  The origins, history, and philosophy of Greek mathematicians such as Euclid, Pythagoras, Thales, Zeno and Diophantus will also be examined to build strong foundations for other branches of mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. 

It is recommended participants bring a quality compass and straightedge for geometric constructions.

The event will be held at the GWI Center for Professional Development. 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, October 11 to check in.