Making Math Real: Fractions, Decimals and Advanced Place Value

Making Math Real: Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value

12-Day Course  |  9:00am to 5:30pm daily
Registration Fee:  $2,399 for tuition & course reader
6 optional academic units  
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MANDATORY PREREQUISITE:  All students who enroll in this course must have completed the Making Math Real: Overview course prior to enrolling.  PREREQUISITE NOTE: This 12-day Fractions course fulfills the prerequisite for taking the Pre-Algebra course.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The 9 Lines Multiplication Facts Acquisition and Application Strategy is an integral part of all the major MMR seminars, The 4 Operations & the 400 Math Facts; Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value; Pre-Algebra; and Algebra I.  Therefore, it is a significant benefit to all participants to have completed the 9 Lines Intensive course prior to taking the other major MMR seminars.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Making Math Real is a simultaneous multisensory structured methodology wherein each current mathematical development directly builds the foundation for the next.  Continuing the development of the 2 strands presented in the Making Math Real: Overview, this 12-day course provides the essential bridge linking the synthesis of the 4 operations and the 400 math facts to algebraic processing and development.

  Fractions and their related applications are required tools for successful mathematical processing through calculus.

This course provides systematic, incremental, multisensory structured methods making fractions, decimals, and advanced place value meaningful and accessible for all students. It is designed for educational therapists, special educators, and elementary and secondary classroom teachers. Parents and those who consider themselves non-math majors are especially encouraged to enroll.

Topics include comprehensive methods for teaching full units in:

  • Advanced place value: including standard form, word form, expanded form and exponent form through the billions
  • Fractions: including the four concepts, the 4 operations through mixed fractions, comparing and ordering, number theory, and fractions on the number line
  • Decimals: including reading and writing decimals, the 4 operations through mixed decimals, comparing and ordering, and decimals on the number line.

Extension and enrichment activities for each unit are presented. Extensive color-coding is a critical element of the structure. Please bring 4 colored pens or pencils in blue, green, red and black.

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Published on: August 19th, 2017
The 4 Operations and The 400 Math Facts: The Essential Building Blocks for All Future Mathematics


Optional Academic Credit Costs & Registration:  Optional units of credit are available for each course at the low cost of $134 per unit, paid directly to CSUEB Continuing Education. Credit registration forms, payment instructions, and the grading policy will be provided on the first day of class. All credit registration forms must be submitted with payment to the MMR instructor by the end of each course. No exceptions.

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