Courses for Parents & Educators

It’s the TEACHING that ensures success, not the program.  You, the educator are the KEY to your students’ success.

Making Math Real is a professional development institute for parents and educators providing over 520 hours of seminar covering multisensory structured K-12 content in mathematics.  Since the Making Math Real multisensory structured methodologies are so extremely intensive, systematic, and original, we are referred to as “Math Slingerland” and “Math O-G.”  Therefore, our Institute requires a two-day “Making Math Real: Overview, K-12” course to help parents and educators understand the research basis and pedagogical foundations of the methods to maximize the educational benefit and to ensure their complete understanding of this new structure, and not to merely return to status quo practices.  In addition, the Overview course is designed for all parents and teachers K-12, and is valuable for all teachers in public or private schools.

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The Making Math Real professional development course series for parents and educators provides simplified, comprehensive foundations for practical, systematic, and multisensory, structured methods in basic mathematics that is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards.  Making Math Real is incrementally developmental, in which each new development follows directly from the content that precedes it.  Course participants learn to break math down to its concrete, core elements using hands-on manipulatives-based activities demonstrated by the instructor.  Innovative course materials are included in the registration fee of every offering.

Making Math Real courses are especially designed for ALL of the following:

  • Parents
  • Educational Therapists and Learning Specialists
  • Special Educators
  • Elementary, Secondary & Community College Teachers
  • College and University Professors
  • Tutors and Instructional Assistants

Courses for parents and educators are offered in Oakland, CA throughout the academic year at The Oakland Center (on weekends), and every summer at the Alameda Training & Education Center for the Annual Summer Institute (on weekdays). Optional units of credit are available for each course at the low cost of $89 per unit, paid directly to CSUEB Continuing Education, on the first day of class.


Making Math Real is presented in association with CSUEB Continuing Education.

DON’T RESIDE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA?  Please visit Professional Development for Schools and Districts for information about bringing Making Math Real courses to your region!

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