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Mom, Don't Make Me Think – Just Tell Me the Answer (3)

Kathleen Cotter Lawler Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am Ginko
As a teacher, it’s so easy to give the answer, isn’t it? Oh that’s right.... you don’t do that. How long do you allow a child to think before you start helping them? Sometimes we need to be quiet and let the child wrestle with the problem to find the answer. Do you know that children will learn better and remember things longer when they discover or think through? The goal is to provide a way for them to learn how to problem solve. How might you go about doing this? Well, come to this workshop and find out how to help your child.

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Building a Solid Math Foundation (17)

Kathleen Cotter Lawler Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Ginko
Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house – it’s best to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard! Come and see how easy it is to teach math.

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Taking the Fear Out Of Fractions (44)

Kathleen Cotter Lawler Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00 pm Pistache
Do you remember the groans in math class when the word ‘fraction’ was brought up? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. What’s the right way to teach them? Come and find the beauty and simplicity of fractions.

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How to Teach Math to Children with Learning Difficulties (56)

Kathleen Cotter Lawler Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Sacramento
Children with learning disabilities must truly understand in order to remember. Their brains tend to store information in pictures, not words. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics using heavy doses of counting, flash cards, and rote memorizing does not work for them. Learn ways to minimize counting and concentrate on place value, strategies to teach the facts with visual pictures, and techniques for mastering the four operations.

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