Mathematics Academic Support

  • No-Cost Mathematics Training and Technical Assistance

    The AIU Mathematics Academic Support team provides no-cost training and technical assistance at the AIU and onsite at schools. The methods that we use were developed based on research and effective practices in the delivery of mathematics education.

         Focus areas include:

         Effective instructional strategies in mathematics

         Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) in five areas:

         •  Early numeracy

         Addition and subtraction

         Multiplication and division

         Fractions*

         Algebra and integers*

         •  Acadience Math Assessment

         •  Grade Band Trainings: K-2; 3-5; and 6-8

         •  Formative assessment to improve student achievement

         •  Utilizing Diagnostic Assessment to Target Instruction for Students Struggling in Math* 

    *See related upcoming training sessions below

     

    There's still time to register for these upcoming mathematics training sessions:

    • Effective Word Problem Instruction for ALL Learners
      November 4, 2021; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Register by Oct. 28
      Solving mathematical word problems is an ongoing problem for students with both reading and math learning disabilities, as well as students who do not have an identified learning disability. Schema-based instruction is a problem solving strategy that emphasizes identifying the underlying structure or schema to create a visual representation of the important information in order to be able to solve the problem. Through this session, participants will learn each of the underlying structures in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems in order to solve single-step and multi-step word problems.

    • Concrete-Representational-Abstract Approach to Teaching Fractions
      November 19, 2021; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Register by Nov. 5 
      It is important in mathematics for students to have efficient and effective methods for solving various types of problems. In addition, we want our learners to be flexible thinkers. In this session, we will explore the Learning Theory Trajectory through the lens of mastering facts from Skill Acquisition to Fluency Building to Application.

    • Enhancing Math Fact Fluency
      November 23, 2021; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Register by Nov. 17
      It is important in mathematics for students to have efficient and effective methods for solving various types of problems. In addition, we want our learners to be flexible thinkers. In this session, we will explore the Learning Theory Trajectory through the lens of mastering facts from Skill Acquisition to Fluency Building to Application.

    • Concrete-Representational-Abstract Approach to Teaching Algebra and Integers
      December 1, 2021; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Register by Nov. 24
      It is important in mathematics for students to have efficient and effective methods for solving various types of problems. In addition, we want our learners to be flexible thinkers. In this session, we will explore the Learning Theory Trajectory through the lens of mastering facts from Skill Acquisition to Fluency Building to Application.

    • Importance of Vocabulary in the Math Classroom
      December 3, 2021; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Register by Nov. 27

      One of the main contributing factors to overall comprehension is vocabulary, and this is true for mathematics as well. There are many different strategies and methods for teaching and learning vocabulary, and many of these strategies could be utilized across disciplines. In this session, we will explore these vocabulary instruction strategies to help our learners to be more proficient.

    Other Available Services:

    • Team-based intensive training

    • Individual student’s team consult

    • Customized training or technical assistance for your district and/or school staff

    View AIU-Based Training Opportunities and Registration Info:

    Contact AIU Mathematics Training and Consultation Coordinator:

    Dr. Shelly Burr can be contacted via email at Shelly.Burr@aiu3.net and by phone at 412-394-5781.