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Taking the Stress Out of Math

Facilitated by Gabrielle Martin

By Special Arrangement with Individual School Math Departments

Contact Carol Kelly for details and to arrange.

While most people would agree that a solid education in math is important, let's face it folks, we have an image problem. Many of our students enter Math classrooms nervous, trepidatious, and even afraid. This spring we are offering your school the opportunity to customize this course for a focused delivery to your math department as a whole. AVLI Team Member and Facilitator, Gabrielle Martin, will be available to consult with schools, adjusting the curriculum, timing and duration of this PD course according to the needs of individual school communities. Together with Gabrielle, math teachers will share challenges, devise solutions, and design curriculum to address in-house concerns. In this course teachers will work together to share and develop strategies to reduce the stress and fear our students often associate with Math. Areas of focus may include Differentiated Math Assessment, Classroom Design, Instructional Strategies, and Assessment Strategies. Teachers will complete the course having crafted a lesson, tool, or assessment designed to make the math experience a friendlier one for students.