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Making Numbers Make Sense in the Early Years
The speaker will offer strategies, including the use of manipulatives, to help students of all academic levels build number sense, including: addition/subtraction skills, patterning, and the comparison of values (1-20) in the early years. Participants will be actively engaged by making hands-on activities to utilize in their own class to meet the needs of struggling learners needing multi-sensory approaches. Participants will also have the opportunity to use visual models through the use of hands-on activities developmentally appropriate for Early Childhood learners to explore the concepts of numbers. Participants will create activities that follow Jerome Bruner’s theory of the learning process and decades of research through the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach.
This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
February 2017 in Long Beach, CA
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Ellen Lauterbach

Ellen Lauterbach is an Education Consultant at Marshall Cavendish Education. She is a veteran educator with more than 16 years experience working in public and private schools. She has taught elementary students in urban and suburban settings, mentored colleagues, and designed summer math programs. She has success in working with students to develop their number sense, confidence, and foundational skills. She presents at regional and national conferences, enthusiastically sharing Singapore Math® strategies and methods.