Early experiences with counting form the foundation for a lifetime of number sense. Let's learn how to teach children to count with deep understanding.
The Trust the Count workshops begins by exploring how you can teach children to count while building number sense. We then consider some of the early pitfalls in learning to count and what can you do about them. Next, we learn how children can know how many without counting. From there, we look at how to know if your students really understand how many there are. We then discuss how you can help children learn larger numbers. Finally, we unpack how you can apply everything learned in the workshop to your classroom and beyond.
By teaching children to trust the count, we build a strong foundation in mathematics.
About the Instructor
Hi, I’m Dr. Sue Looney, founder of Looney Math Consulting, and lifelong learner. In my 25 years in education, I have worked at the district level, at the university level and am currently an author, speaker and consultant. When I began teaching, I quickly became aware of significant gaps in students’ understanding of mathematics. Even when students were “successful”, they often did not have a deep understanding and love for mathematics. It became my mission to learn WHY students struggle, and to learn HOW to teach students with understanding while conveying that math is a creative and joyful subject. I have spent my career as a mathematics educator pursuing these answers and sharing what I learn.
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