Making Math Real: The 9 Lines Intensive
6 half-day Distance Learning Course | 9:00am to 1:0pm daily*
*In response to COVID-19, the daily course schedule for distance learning classes will only be half days from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM due to the extra cognitive demands of interacting with computer screens for extended periods of time, increasing the number of days from 3 “in-person” full-days (9am-5pm), to 6 “online” half-days (9am-1:00pm).
Registration Fee: $599 for tuition & course reader (shipped)
2 optional academic units [see below]
MANDATORY PREREQUISITE: All students who enroll in this course must have completed the Making Math Real: Overview, K-12.
To help you get the most out this powerful strategy, we have expanded the 9 Lines Intensive to three days. In addition to receiving more time to learn and practice the 9 Lines, the extra day allows for an extensive presentation, of games, practice, and applications to deepen the development of symbol imaging and strengthen the applications of the multiplication facts.
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: This is the one and only Making Math Real course for learning and applying the 9 Lines symbol imaging mental organizer for developing automaticity with the multiplication facts. The 9 Lines is the most crucial Making Math Real unifying system for connecting elementary content to higher-level mathematics through algebra and calculus. This course provides the most comprehensive instructional coverage for acquiring the specific language, sequencing, assessment points, applied practice, and daily maintenance for correctly and successfully applying the 9 Lines.
This essential course for parents and educators is a comprehensive, in-depth investigation that shows how to maximize the success of the 9 Lines© strategy and to integrate it into the daily classroom or home experience. Course participants will learn how to use the 9 Lines mental organizer in direct application to multiplication, division, fractions, number theory, whole number factoring and factoring polynomials. The 9 Lines mental organizer is a key component within the structure of mathematics that spans elementary through algebraic development. In addition to symbol imaging development, The 9 Lines strategy goes far beyond the multiplication facts. It is a crucial mental organizer designed to image and connect lowest terms, equivalent fractions and greatest common factor.
Topics include learning the precise structure and language for imaging the 9 Lines, daily maintenance and re-imaging, special cases for imaging, multiple ways to interact with the 9 Lines, condensed versions for re-imaging, whole number factoring strategies and applications, lowest terms, equivalent fractions and greatest common factor, and developing synthesis through high-interest games.
These techniques are designed to reach the full diversity of learning styles.
REQUIRED MATERIALS PROVIDED BY THE PARTICIPANT: Please have a handheld dry-erase whiteboard, a dry erase marker and eraser available at your desk during Zoom classes. Extensive color-coding is a critical element of the structure. Please also have 4 colored markers or pencils in blue, green, red and black for note-taking.
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.