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Math Lab School: Fractions

Appropriate for Educators in Grades 3 – 8.

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About the Course:

Course Description:
The Fractions Mathematics Lab School is a research-based professional development opportunity for teachers. The teachers work together to provide intensive mathematics instruction for students in a host school. The Fractions Mathematics Lab School is an intensive week of student instruction during the morning session and a graduate level seminar in the afternoon. Additional follow-up sessions will be held during the fall semester; the dates will be determined by the group during the summer.
Teachers will have the opportunity to work with teacher partners to assess and develop instructional programs based on the needs of specific students. In this course, Teachers learn and practice using strategies and methods that reflect current research in mathematics instruction. During the graduate seminars, teachers consider how methods and strategies can become a part of their mathematics instruction in the classroom. An important feature of the Fractions Mathematics Lab School is the opportunity for teachers to work together to reflect on teaching methodologies and student progress. Teachers observe one another daily and use these observations to continually refine instruction to meet each student’s needs. During the graduate seminars, teachers review and adapt curriculum for a variety of learners.

About the Instructor

Beth Hulbert is the K-8 Mathematics Coordinator for Barre Supervisory Union. She is on the OGAP design team, and has developed and is currently implementing a Grades 1 – 5 Math Intervention model in Barre City. Beth also teaches courses in math content, pedagogy, and assessment for a number of institutions. Beth received the 1992 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and was awarded a Fulbright Award in 1999. She received her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Vermont.