Multi-sensory Math: Teach Them to love Math!

Date(s) - February 28, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Collingwood Baptist Church

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For some students, math is a road traveled in small steps. The principles of Orton-Gillingham are important components of effective math instruction. 

A successful multisensory approach leads the student through small increments of understanding toward unifying themes in mathematics.  Student’s strengths and needs are recognized and addressed with built-in “checks for error,” as well as a system for building confidence and competence. 

We will provide an overview of the Orton-Gillingham Math philosophy and techniques.

The following will be covered:

  • Introductions, group goals and expectations.

  • General overview of the rational for training in OG Multisensory Math. 

  • Basic themes of math with manipulatives (CRA) and the three-part lesson.

  • Beginning arithmetic: concepts, games and activities.

  • The importance of making math fun and successful for both the teacher & student.

  • Addition and subtraction with manipulatives.

  • An introduction to Multiplication: whisper counting; skip counting in single-digits. 

  • Division concept with “trains”. 

  • The importance of teaching the vocabulary of mathematics.

  • Games and activities for reinforcement

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