Singapore math workshop

About the Workshop

Looking for a better way to teach math? Singapore Math has emerged as one of the leading elementary math programs in the world according to international studies, (TIMSS). With this approach, students will not only know how to solve problems, but they will also develop a deep understanding of how math works. This interactive and engaging workshop is ideal for newly hired teachers who will be teaching math using Singapore Strategies, for any math teacher who wants to further expand their teaching repertoire, and for educational leaders considering adopting Singapore Math in a school or homeschool setting. Participants will be exposed to high-quality mathematical content, including videos, relevant readings, and effective learning tasks, and will have multiple opportunities to collaborate with other educators.

Topics will include the following:

  • Introduction to Singapore Math in grades K-5
  • How to transform a school’s mathematical culture
  • Getting the faculty and parents on board
  • Number sense in grades K-5
  • Problem-solving with bar models in Grades 1-5
  • The importance of Fact Fluency
  • Essential components of Effective lessons
  • Differentiation strategies so all learners are engaged and successful 
  • Assessments that guide instruction

Meeting Date and Time: 

  • Fall Workshop to begin October 10th, Mondays at 4:00pm EST
  • Spring Workshop to begin January 9th, Mondays at 4:00pm EST

Meet Your Workshop Leader

Dr. Mo Gaffney is an accomplished educator with over twenty years of experience. She earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, all from the University of Virginia. She has taught at the elementary level in both public and private schools and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia teaching courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She served as Head of the Covenant Lower School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she successfully implemented a Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences philosophy and curriculum. Her work in Christian education most notably includes reforming mathematics with the implementation of Singapore Math strategies in grades K-5. She serves as a consultant, leads professional development workshops at both classical and independent schools, and presents at national conferences, including SCL. Dr. Gaffney’s presentations include topics such as Singapore Mathematics, teacher evaluations, reading & writing connections, homework, and leadership.
Mo Gaffney
Lecturer

Workshop Syllabus

  • Changing a School Classroom Math Culture
  • Introduction to Singapore Math
  • Getting and keeping the faculty  parents onboard
  • Developing Mathematical Thinking
  • Curriculum Framework
  • Habits of Mind
  • Number Sense
  • Use of Manipulatives
  • Computation with number bonds
  • Lesson Structure and Differentiation
  • Metacognition
  • Visualization
  • Mathematical Literacy and Assessments
  • Journaling
  • Mental Math Strategies
  • Fact Fluency & Parent Education
  • Homework
  • Admissions & New students

TOTAL COST

Singapore math workshop

$ 679
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount

Questions?

Please reach out to Sarah Spencer at sarah@societyforclassicallearning.org