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 to teaching that allows students to master mathematical concepts in greater depth for deeper understanding and improved confidence.
Dr. Mo Gaffney currently serves as Head of Lower School at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before that, she was the Co-Director of the Central Virginia Writing Project and developed teachers of writing through the Summer Writing Institute at The University of Virginia. She has done extensive writing research in elementary schools and has presented her ndings at the NCTE national conference. Mo is an Adjunct Professor for The University of Virginia, teaching courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has led professional development workshops and has presented at Society of Classical Learning conferences on teacher evaluations, reading and writing connections, homework in schools and Singapore Math.
Susy Willetts is the Math Coordinator for Pre-K through 6th-Grade students at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Susy has extensive teaching and administrative experience with students of all kinds, including gifted and intellectually advanced students in independent specialty schools, struggling learners in public schools and students in Christian schools. Susy leads professional development workshops about Singapore Math Strategies. She and her husband, Bo, have three teen sons and enjoy spending time together outdoors with their dogs and horses.