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THE CONCEPT HOLDING YOUR STUDENTS BACK

Unlocking Key Understandings In Proportional Relationships To Reach Every Student

An Online Course

What if you could ...

Fill in learning gaps your students have that prevent them from reaching their potential?

Possess a deep understanding of the connections in mathematics from proportional reasoning to spatial reasoning to measurement to algebraic reasoning so you can build that capacity in your students? 

Feel so confident & knowledgeable about your math content that other teachers sought you out for advice? 

Help your students think like mathematicians while reasoning deeply about proportions…everyday?

Stop second guessing your abilities in your math block and look forward to your teaching day?

We’re here to help you achieve these goals so you can feel like a proud educator!

LET US HELP YOU SHRINK STUDENT LEARNING GAPS IN MATH

(while beefing up your own math understanding)

WHEN FUN ISN'T ENOUGH

If you’ve tried to implement engaging, fun lessons and activities only to find out that your students still had significant trouble accessing mathematical concepts.

WHAT'S HOLDING MY STUDENTS BACK?

When students struggle during tasks often it's because of missed key learning opportunities in the area of Proportional Reasoning! 

TAKE OUR COURSE ON FIXING GAPS

By Learning about the key understandings that surround proportional reasoning from second grade through ninth grade and the right activities to use in the classroom you’ll be shrinking those gaps while building success for your students.

BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE

In this hands-on comprehensive course we’ll not only unfold the fundamental concepts for teaching proportional reasoning so you can close gaps with your students we’ll also show you and give you the lessons/resources to use in your classroom to make it all happen.

GET RESOURCES

Use our handouts, lessons, tasks, and resources in your grade 2 through 9 course so you can save time while helping your students fuel their sense making.

LEARN THE PROGRESSION OF PROPORTIONAL REASONING TO HELP OVERCOME

THE CONCEPT HOLDING YOUR STUDENTS BACK

PREVIEW MODULE 1

The Concept Holding Your Students Back Course

Join us in a 9-Module, self-paced online course where we unlock Key understandings along the Proportional Relationships Roadmap from Spatial Comparison to Ratio, Rate, and Proportionality.

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HI, WE'RE KYLE PEARCE & JON ORR

How we shrank student learning gaps in our students

As a Kindergarten through Grade 12 Mathematics Consultant and a high school math teacher not only have we spent our entire careers trying spark curiosity and fuel sense making in our own classrooms, we’ve also helped hundreds of teachers transform their math classrooms into curious and exciting environments where thinking thrives in our online and in person professional development opportunities. 

Year after year we would engage our students in active classroom activities only to yield small gains in student outcomes. Our students had major gaps in their early learning of many concepts. 

We discovered that many of their learning gaps were traced back to a lack of understanding of proportional reasoning.

After we gained new insight into how proportional reasoning should be learned in young students, and with our emphatic tinkering of how to apply that learning in the classroom we experienced many successes with our students not just in proportional reasoning, but in measurement, geometry, and algebraic reasoning too! 

We’ve heard from the Math Moment Maker Community these same struggles of “My students are now engaged, but they are not learning at a deeper level” or “I can’t try new problems in class because they don’t have basic skills.” 

We want you to learn from our successes and failures.

We’ve poured over our experiences and build this course to help you tackle these struggles faster than we did. 

We’re here to help you. Let’s get started. 

Every math teacher can relate to the anecdotes Jon & Kyle profess - they’re like “the math teachers next door”!

Cathy Yenca

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction To Proportional Reasoning

What proportional reasoning is exactly;

Why proportional reasoning matters; and,

Where proportional reasoning begins developmentally.

Module 2 – Understanding Measurement

The importance of spatial reasoning for developing proficiency in measurement;

Mathematical models most commonly associated with quantities we measure;

The process of measurement;

Why the unit of measure matters; and,

How to apply our understanding of the unit of measure to various mathematical situations.

Module 3 – Understanding Comparison

The beginning of the Roadmap to Proportional Relationships;

Spatial comparisons through the manipulation and visualization of objects;

How we make unmeasured comparisons directly and indirectly;

A continuum of measurement understanding from direct comparison to indirect measurement; and,

How to notice and name different types of comparison along the continuum of measurement understanding through a problem based lesson.

Module 4 – Spatial, Counting, and Additive Thinking

How students make measured comparisons through counting;

How students move from counting concrete objects, to visual models, and finally counting abstractly;

How students make measured comparisons through additive thinking;

Addition and subtraction structures necessary for helping students overcome additive thinking struggles;

Addition and subtraction structures that often go unnoticed;

Visual models that can help to support algebraic thinking; and,

How to apply our understanding of additive thinking through problem based lessons.

Module 5 – Diving Into Multiplicative Thinking

What it means to make comparisons using multiplicative thinking;

The common language used when making multiplicative comparisons;

How to notice and name spatial, counting, additive, and multiplicative comparisons;

How to classify scenarios involving absolute and relative thinking;

Problem based lessons that can be used to build multiplicative thinking in your students; and,

How to build flexibility with multiplicative thinking involving unfriendly quantities.

Module 6 – Ratios

Ratios involve comparisons using relative thinking;

Ratios can be sorted into two distinct groups or categories;

A definition of ratio;

How each ratio can be thought of as a multiplicative comparison or a composed unit, depending on your purpose and perspective;

How context often determines how we choose to think about a ratio;

How to flexibly think of ratios using both types of thinking; as a multiplicative comparison and as a composed unit; 

How to reveal a rate from a ratio relationship; and,

The different ratio constructs and how to work flexibly between the different constructs.

Module 7 – Sparking Curiosity With Ratios

How to think about ratios in two ways while sparking student curiosity; 

What before moves and during moves we should be considering when running a problem based lesson involving ratios;

How to consolidate by making connections from student work to the intended learning objectives from our lesson; and,

Where to find great problem based lessons involving ratio relationships.

Module 8 – Proportional Relationships

How we can reveal proportional relationships through thinking of ratios as a composed unit;

The difference between ratio and rate reasoning as defined in the Common Core State Standards;

How you can identify the “glue” that holds a proportional relationship together through a game we’ll call “Name That Constant”; and,

How we can make connections in proportional relationships through problem based lessons.

Module 9 - Putting It All Together

A consolidation of our learning from the previous modules in the course thus far while also making connections to the Proportional Reasoning Concept Web and Roadmap to Proportional Relationships;

A formal definition of a proportional relationship and key concepts;

Where student assessment struggles commonly arise due to a lack of understanding and skill related to proportional reasoning concepts;

How to transform proportional relationship problems that students commonly struggle with into tasks that all students can access; and,

How to use the concepts and skills we’ve developed in this course to build number sense and flexibility with your students.

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AN ONLINE PD CRASH COURSE

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The Concept Holding Your Students Back Course

Course Set up

The course has 9 modules. Each module includes between one (1) and two (2) hours of video lessons, activities, and resources for you to work through at your own pace.

You could watch one video a day or binge 3 modules in a week. It’s your course, your learning, your call. 

Action Items

We carefully design the action items for each lesson so you can maximize your learning while minimizing your time. 

Live Q & A Sessions

Each month we hold regular Live Q and A sessions. As an online course participant you’ll have exclusive access to these events. 

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DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Matthew Makuch is a 4th & 5th grade teacher from Victoria BC. 

PRAISE FOR MAKE MATH MOMENT PD PROGRAMS

Takiesha Martinez

7th & 8th Grade Algebra Teacher

San Antonio Texas

So after 20 years of teaching I can say that Kyle & Jon’s teachings have been what I’ve been looking for all of my life. I listen to 2-3 episodes of their podcast a day and I wish I could travel back in time to start my career over. I plan to spend the rest of my career putting into place what I’ve learned. 

Mary Alice Ali

9th Grade Math Teacher

Pictou County, Nova Scotia

My biggest takeaway from Kyle & Jon’s online professional development programs is the renewed belief in my own teaching abilities! Before their influence I’d researched the best ways for students to learn but had a hard time putting those ideas into practice. Their online course helped me see the connections among the best practices out there while showing me how to implement them in my classroom. Thanks Jon and Kyle for the countless hours you have put into making this happen.

NOT SURE IF THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Our Making Math Moments That Matter Online PD is not for everyone. We want to as open and transparent as possible so you can make the right decision BEFORE you join. Time is precious in your world and we don’t want to waste that.

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

Elementary & Middle School Teachers who are ready to shrink the gaps in their students understanding by deepening their own learning around proportional reasoning.

Educators who are looking to earn PD credit hours while levelling up their math content knowledge and lesson teaching skills.

Action-taker teachers who will not just watch a video, but actually implement the ideas and strategies so that they can change the way our students understand math.

New & experienced teachers who are hungry for new learning and better student understanding.

WHO THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR

Teachers looking for just worksheets and printables without the purpose of creating deep learning with lasting results.

Anyone looking for a quick fix and not dedicated to making lasting changes to their classroom routines and strategies.

Educators looking for a fix-all strategy. Our course will build your math understanding so you can help your students. It’s not easy work and not every classroom issue will be resolved.

People expecting guaranteed results - we know what we teach works (because we’re doing it ourselves) but we can’t guarantee specific results. This course helps you make adjustments to suit what’s best for students.

HOW DOES THIS COURSE COMPARE?

Option Cost Choose your Instructor? Stay in the classroom? Access to content
Our workshop $297 Yes Yes 12 weeks with option for forever.
National math conference $585 + travel expenses No No 4 days
University course $725 + materials No Yes 8 weeks

HOW DOES THIS COURSE COMPARE?

Option Cost University PD Credits Choose your Instructor? Stay in the classroom? Access to content
Our workshop $297 + $80 per credit 2 to 4 Yes Yes 12 weeks with option for forever.
National math conference $585 + travel expenses 0 No No 4 days
University course $725 + materials 4 No Yes 8 weeks

HEAR FROM EDUCATORS WE'VE HELPED

Sheila Akinleye

8th grade

Math Teacher

Indianapolis Indiana

Michael Cerecedes

5th Grade Teacher

Roseville California

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

GIFTS FOR EARLY REGISTRATION

Be the first to register and you’ll receive some pretty rad gifts that will enhance your course experience.

Math Mentoring Moment Web Call with Kyle & Jon

Our very first registrant will join Kyle and Jon for a live 30 minute call where we’ll chat about any burning questions, struggles, wonders, or just to get to know one another.

Free 1-Year Membership in the Make Math Moments Academy

The first 10 registrants will each receive a 1 -year membership into Kyle and Jon’s Make Math Moments Academy. The Academy is our home for ongoing professional development all year long. Academy members have indefinite access to this workshop content! Learn more about the Academy here.

Free Wipebook Flipchart Pack ($59.99)

Kyle, Jon, and the folks at Wipebook will ship a 10 pack of flipcharts to your location so that you can maximize the learning you’ll be doing in this workshop. Wipebook flipcharts have been Kyle & Jon’s go-to tool for students to showcase their learning in math classrooms. Learn more.

Free 1-year subscription for your classes digital manipulatives.

In many of our course lessons we encourage the use of manipulatives.

We’re including a 1-year subscription to Brainingcamp’s FULL catelogue of virtual manipulatives.

What we love just as much as how they can help deepen student understanding is that they match physical manipulatives and they work on ANY device.

 

THE MAKE MATH MOMENT GUARANTEE

If you complete our course and do not learn anything you can implement in your classroom, then email us within 10 business days of the workshop ending and you will receive a full refund. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning About the Course

Any teacher, educator, or administrator can join. We strongly believe that learning we share, is useful for any grade K-12. However, educators working with grades 2 through 9 will get the most out of the course.

You’ll receive immediate access to all available course content, tasks, and resources. Look for an email from us from admin@makemathmoments.com to confirm your registration.

Yes! Educators who purchase the annual plan can pay with a purchase order. Send purchase order information to admin@makemathmoments.com and we’ll generate an invoice for you.

Yes! You can send us a purchase order at admin@makemathmoments.com along with the names and emails of all educators you’re looking to register.

NO! Registration is open to teachers from any country. The strategies, ideas, and resources shared in this workshop are for 2nd grade to 9th grade teachers all over the world.

 We want this course to be accessible to everyone. So, please email us at admin@makemathmoments.com, explain your situation, and we’ll see what we can work out.  

You should receive two emails shortly after you register. One email will be your receipt from Make Math Moments. Another email will have all the information you’ll need to get started. At the bottom of that email will be a button you can click to get started.

Not necessarily. Over 70% of our past PD participants were reimbursed for the cost of their PD. Many administrators and teacher organizations (Unions and teacher associations) have funding that you can apply for. We provide you with a certificate of participation as proof that you took part in the professional development course/workshop.  

All you’ll need for this are the email addresses for everyone you want to register. Email us at admin@makemathmoments.com and we’ll get your set up!

Yes! To register using a purchase order, email us your purchase order information at admin@makemathmoments.com and we’ll send out an invoice!  

Your Course Experience

You get access to all course content right away. No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away.

Yes. You will receive a Certificate of participation indicating the number of hours you spent learning and applying the course content. 

Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback any time from within our community; but we also run live Q&A sessions, where you can pre-submit your questions for Kyle & Jon, or even ask them live.

We’re confident that you will learn many new things to apply in your classroom, however, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to make a difference in your classes, and know that if you take this course and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!

 YES! All videos are closed captioned. They were all created by hand and we’ve reviewed every second to ensure accuracy! We also have downloadable transcripts for every video lesson. 

We believe that if you are serious about making changes in your teaching practice then having hands-on actionable steps are important to achieving success. So yes, most lessons will either give you a specific action item or resource you can try in your classroom or ask you to interact with the other participants in the workshop on our message board. 

You’ll need any internet enabled device (computer, tablet, smartphone) to access and interact with the course content and us! You’ll need access to a printer to print the necessary templates and pages. That’s it! Special Note: Please ensure that emails from admin@makemathmoments.com are being received and not going to your SPAM folder.

  • checking your SPAM folder
  • trying a different email address
  • talking with your work’s network if you are using your work email address to ensure that any emails from grassrootsworkshops.com are not being blocked.
  • If none of those options allow you to receive emails from admin@makemathmoments.com, then please email admin@makemathmoments.com and we will work to resolve the issue.  

 

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SESSION INFORMATION:

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