Guide and Warning From America’s Classical Education Past: The Yale Report of 1828

by Shea Ramquist November 9, 2018

In the early 19th century, Yale College stood as the last, great bastion of Classical education in the United States. Buffeted by demands for “useful learning” and scathing critiques of “dead languages,” the Yale faculty produced an eloquent apology for Classical education, the famed Yale Report of 1828. This document provided an aegis for the […]

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The Enchanted Cosmos: Mathematics Among the Liberal Arts

by Ravi Jain November 9, 2018

This session will introduce a curriculum and pedagogy for mathematics grounded in the Classical Christian tradition. It will give special attention to 7th through 12th Grades (or pre-algebra through calculus), though many topics will be of interest to K-6 teachers. This classical approach, which is under active development for release through Classical Academic Press, will […]

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Virtuous Investment: A Finances Project for Late Grammar/Early Logic School Mathematicians

by Chris Hall November 9, 2018

Let’s say that someone gave you $100,000. What would you do with it? Math students in 5th Grade at The Covenant School said they’d purchase Ferraris, primo Super Bowl tickets, and lots and lots of Legos! The hearts of these newly-minted investors were gradually changed, as well as their knowledge of how mathematics works in […]

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Singapore Math Strategies: An In-Depth Look (w/Susy Willetts)

by Mo Gaffney November 9, 2018

What does a Singapore Math classroom look like and sound like? Throughout this in-depth session, we will demonstrate effective Singapore instructional strategies, including questioning, mathematical discussions and writing in the math journal. You will view student samples and experience the importance of inquiry through the anchor tasks. Come join the conversation and learn this approach […]

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Asking the Right Questions: Categories of Study and Thought for Mathematics

by Jeff Chambless November 8, 2018

All too often, math is taught as a set of irrelevant, isolated algorithms. In this workshop, we will explore how to combat this and learn how to teach math in alignment with Classical thought by asking better questions. We will practice and use specific categories of inquiry about a mathematical concept, such as historical context, […]

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Connecting Grammar School Mathematics to High School Algebra

by Janet Andreason November 8, 2018

Do you ever wonder why we teach specific representations in Grammar School? Do you wonder how you can connect your high school algebra curriculum to Grammar School mathematical knowledge? Come explore how areas of Grammar School mathematics connect to high school mathematics. We will explore multiplication, specifically, and will examine the connection between the early […]

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Teaching Geometry through Euclid’s Elements

by Arron Kau July 19, 2017

Euclid’s Elements is the most successful and influential mathematics textbooks ever written, served as the foundation of mathematical understanding for students for over two millennia, and stands as one of the greatest and most beautiful achievements of the human intellect produced by Western civilization. While it’s obvious that the Elements ought to stand at the […]

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Mathematics in the Liberal Arts Tradition

by Ravi Jain July 19, 2017

While today math teachers often struggle to convince their students of the usefulness of the discipline, the tradition famously advocated the study of mathematics for a completely different reason. The ancients and Medieval believed the study of mathematics to play a crucial role in developing wisdom and the faculty of human reason in students. But […]

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Cultivating Mathematical Affections through Service-Learning

by Josh Wilkerson July 19, 2017

This seminar will focus on the integration of service-learning projects in the mathematics curriculum as a means of cultivating mathematical affections in students-developing a habitual inclination to view mathematics as a worthwhile endeavor. This seminar will equip participants to design, implement, and evaluate service-learning projects in which students partner with nonprofit organizations. Through these projects, […]

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Teaching Arithmetic Classically

by Andrew Elizalde February 15, 2017

In this session we will challenge popularized notions of the “grammar of mathematics” as well as critique the prominence of “rote memorization’ in our grammar school instruction. Then we will explore an alternative approach to teaching arithmetic, moving from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract in a way that honors the structure of […]

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Puzzle, Proof, and Play: A Pedagogy of Wonder for Mathematics

by Ravi Jain June 6, 2016

Most math teachers love mathematics and one of their greatest desires is to nurture a similar love in their students. But more often than they might like the structure of the mathematics curriculum seems opposed to the cultivation of this wonder in mathematics. This workshop will explore how teaching math through a pedagogy of puzzle, […]

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Why Before How: Making A Math Transition (Chris Hall, Dr. Mo Gaffney)

by Chris Hall June 28, 2015

Whether you are implementing Singapore Math or are simply looking to rev up the math culture in your school, this session is for you. Changing the way math is taught requires more than a change of textbooks. A successful transition requires thoughtful navigation through a constellation of considerations, from the scripts that guide your teachers’ […]

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Science Alive!

by Lynn Gilpin June 28, 2015

How do you breathe life into your science curriculum? If you want to know how to integrate science with history, math, writing and more, this is the workshop for you. Come receive practical tips and a hands-on demonstration that will set the stage for future stimulating lessons.

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Making Mathematics Memorable

by Andrew Elizalde June 28, 2015

This session will begin with a brief survey of works on the art of memory from those of the ancients to modern works on neuroplasticity. Then implications for the teaching of grammar school mathematics will be described, including the teaching of arithmetic proficiency through memorable concrete and visual experiences that result in enduring understanding.

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Singapore Math in the Classical School

by Patti Chesney June 28, 2015

This session will focus on four topics: the basics of the Singapore math philosophy, how the Singapore math philosophy aligns with classical model of education, teaching Singapore math with fidelity, and how parents can support the children at home.

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