MULTISENSORY MATHEMATICS II for Distance Learners From Fractions to Algebra
Fulfills one course requirement for Teaching Level Certification
Marilyn Zecher presents the follow-up course to Multisensory Math 1. Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics II applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM). Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills such as multiplication, division and fractions to operations in upper levels of math including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ELL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.
Participants have access to 30 hours (five full days of lectures) of recorded sessions
between January 25-March 31, 2014. Our online classes are entirely self-paced. There is no set time that you must be signed in except during online sessions with instructor (see below).
Participants may communicate weekly with instructor through digital community bulletin board.
Participants will meet with instructor in weekly online sessions (dates determined by instructor)
Participants will complete required class assignments no later than April 1, 2014.
Specific course outcomes include:
- Participants relate instructional methodology to current research in mathematics
- Participants utilize concrete-representational-abstract approach in teaching concepts and procedures.
- Participants identify common learning characteristics of students with math deficits and utilize an appropriate diagnostic prescriptive approach to instruction
- Participants select appropriate manipulatives to use in instruction of fractions, decimals, Algebra concepts and operations and Geometry.
- Participants create effective multisensory lesson plans to introduce or reinforce math concepts and procedures.
- Participants demonstrate appropriate language strategies for addressing the needs of diverse learners.
- Participants analyze basic concepts and applications associated with a variety of operations and link appropriate language and instructional strategies to illustrate the underlying conceptual basis of those operations.
- Participants apply specific MSLE strategies to processing difficulties in complex math applications. These include: coding, structured procedures, pattern recognition, summarizing, simultaneous multisensory processing and graphic organizers.
- An Internet Service Provider (ISP);
- Valid email address for the participant (all communication occurs via email);
- Up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer,Firefox, or Safari;
- PC users: most recent version ofFlashinstalled for your browser of choice.
- Mac users: plan to use the Safari browser or Flash installed for your browser of choice;
- Audio speakers or headphones plugged into the computer;
- Access to a printer.
January 25-March 31, 2014: Graduate Credit Now Available for an additional fee
$775 (includes Shipping and Handling costs for course manual)
Participants will receive a list of materials to purchase for class (such as craft sticks and beads)