Troublesome Topics in Middle School Math
Audience: Grade 6-8 math teachers | Prerequisite: Previous experience using Gizmos in the classroom
About the Workshop
Deep understanding of a core idea across grade levels helps teachers to design more effective instruction for students. This workshop is designed to help teachers refine their understanding of ratios and proportions and the strategies that will lead students to a conceptual understanding of the topic.
Gain specific strategies for leading students to conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions
Learn techniques for differentiating instruction for students
Workshop Flyers - Onsite & Webinar
A downloadable flyer with the workshop agenda will be available after clicking on each button below.
Resources for Teachers
Helpful resources for you to download.Download All Resources
Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.
Lesson Planning Resources
Lesson Planning Guide: Use this template and example lesson notes to help you vary the mode of instruction.
Best Practices for Teaching with Gizmos: Keep this slide from the workshop to help guide your Gizmos lessons
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
State Standards Shared Gizmos Lists: Select your state link from the list to see a shared Gizmos list of the correlation to state standards and add all Gizmos to your class with one click.
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"Using Gizmos has had a positive impact on student learning. Gizmos allows them to dig deeper and manipulate variables to lead them to a higher-level depth of knowledge. There were plenty of students who had a ‘light bulb’ moment using a Gizmo!"- Teacher, Racine Unified School District, WI
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"Teachers deserve a tool like Gizmos to empower students to conduct their own investigations, learn without reading lots of text but by doing lots of reasoning."- Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"I’m really a strong proponent of Gizmos in science because I have seen firsthand what it does in terms of engaging kids in labs. Gizmos really allow students to go deeper in terms of problem solving and critical thinking."- Assistant Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools, FL
"I see more student engagement with lesson content when students are using Gizmos. Student grades have shown more understanding of the topics."- Teacher, Salinas Unified School District, CA