The Bolles School 2014 Winter
Who should attend?
Administrators, curriculum supervisors, math coaches and teachers who want to learn mathematics for meaning versus rote memorization.
What is the Bolles M4thodology Institute?
It is an institute, not a workshop, where teachers are taught how to teach math, learning the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach to teaching all mathematical concepts.
All instructors are current educators implementing these strategies in their classrooms.
Why the Bolles Institute?
M4thodology provides the structure to develop a math curriculum based on number sense. To support this curriculum we have developed an intensive 2 day, grade-specific institute that teaches sound pedagogical strategies to use in your classroom. This institute builds the conceptual knowledge behind every mathematical computation. Teachers will leave understanding the whys and hows behind the mathematics.
This institute uses techniques found in the Singapore Model Method for Learning Mathematics. “In Singapore, a substantial amount of curriculum time is devoted to teaching and learning mathematics in the early grade levels to build a strong foundation for the acquisition of mathematical knowledge and skills in later years. Effective learning of mathematics requires a coherent and well structured syllabus, excellent instructional materials, and good teachers who use sound pedagogical strategies that are developmentally appropriate.”
Sarah has a master's degree in mathematics education from
Boston University, and nineteen years of experience teaching mathematics
in Grades K - 12 and has been studying Singapore methods for eleven years.
Currently, Sarah teaches algebra in addition to serving as a
curriculum specialist for Grades Pre-K through Grade 6. Outside the
classroom, she serves as a math consultant in implementing Primary
Sarah has spoken locally and nationally on the program and how to successfully implement the program in a school.