Professional Development for the Busy Teacher

Introducing

Thinking Deeply: How to Incorporate Meaningful Writing Into Math Class

Learn New Math Teaching Strategies…In Your Pj’s.

You’re busy. I get it! You want to engage and challenge every child in your class, but with so many different ability levels and individual needs, it’s easier said than done.

As you juggle different learning styles, curriculum demands, plus trying to manage your everyday life, finding the time and money to learn effective and easy to implement teaching strategies seems impossible.

That’s why I’m here to help.

Feel more confident teaching math and learn new ways to reach each child where they are.

Thinking Deeply Course Features:

This math training course comes with lifetime access, meaning you can watch the videos at your own pace and return to it whenever you need. Watch over the weekend and be prepared with new strategies by Monday, or save it for your next break from school.

Short Training Videos

This course is broken down into short, bite-sized videos, allowing you to watch and learn a little at a time. Watch during your lunch break, in car line or while you sip your morning coffee.

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Printables to Implement What You Learn

This course also includes printable practice problems, games and more so that you can begin to implement what you learn right away.

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Additional Support

In addition, when you register for the course, you gain access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions or share your classroom successes.

What Others Are Saying:

“Bethany is full of math knowledge and enthusiasm, but she’s able to communicate clearly and creatively, breaking down ideas into meaningful chunks and supporting the information with examples and even research. I’ve found the classes to be engaging and rich with information, but not too long or overwhelming. Bethany’s love for math is evident both through the courses she offers and also the printables she creates to share that love with our students.”

Lynna

HSWOTrainingWheels.com

What’s Included in the Thinking Deeply Course:

This course builds on the work students do in number talks as they learn how to put their thoughts, questions and more into writing. Research shows that writing out notes improves learning and conceptual understanding. So if our goal is for students to understand math deeply, and to retain what they learn and communicate their ideas effectively with others, we must include some form of written responses.

But what does this look like in math class?

This course includes 7 short training videos & printable, pdf files to give you research based strategies and ready to use writing prompts. All of the content is conveniently stored on this website, where you can access it whenever you like. There are also links to related articles and other helpful resources around the web to help you implement what you learn.

In addition, if you are a teacher, please note that this course includes a certificate of completion for 2 professional development hours. While this is certainly not guaranteed to be accepted as continuing education credits, some schools may accept this.

Thinking Deeply: Course Content

Whether writing is a normal part of your math routine or you have no idea where to start, you will find tons of easy to implement and meaningful ideas.

In this course you will learn:

  • Why writing in math class should be an essential part of instruction
  • How to cultivate a classroom culture where writing about your thinking is the norm
  • How to encourage kids to write to explain and justify their thinking and explore big ideas
  • How to encourage kids to reflect on their learning
  • Fun and engaging ways to incorporate creative writing into math class

Included Posters & Writing Prompts:

In addition to the video content, this course also includes classroom posters and ready to use writing prompts so that you can begin including meaningful writing into your lessons right away.

With this course you will receive:

  • Writing prompts to explain and describe math symbols, processes and tools
  • ‘Fit the Facts’ writing challenges (to justify their thinking)
  • ‘The Day the ___ Quit’ creative writing prompt
  • Error Analysis Bundle (teaching tips, classroom posters and printable pages for students)
  • Writing prompts specifically for Kindergarten students

Ready to Purchase?

This is a one time investment in your math teaching, giving you new strategies and confidence. Purchase ‘Thinking Deeply’ OR the complete 6 course bundle with bonus content to save more than 63%.

Save Even More With the Complete Course Bundle!

Want to learn as much as possible, and save $255? I’ve got you covered!

When you purchase all 6 courses together, not only will you save money, but you even get access to BONUS content! The bundle includes a collection of additional video trainings on topics such as:

  • Building Math Mindsets
  • Filling in the Math Gaps
  • Loving Living Math
  • Visual Models for Fraction Operations…and MORE

With the course bundle, you save more than 63%, plus get access to the bonus content! That means 8 hours of professional development jam packed with research and strategies you can put into practice in your classroom immediately.

 

Certificate of Completion:

Need extra PD hours for continuing education credit? This course includes a certificate of completion for 2 hours of course credit.

*Please Note: There is no guarantee that your school or district will accept this as PD credit. Please be sure to verify with your school before purchasing.*

Is this course right for you?

This math training course is designed for anyone who teaches math in grades K-8. Click any of the buttons below to learn more about how this course might fit your particular situation.

This is Me!

As a new teacher, you may feel overwhelmed by all the things you have to fit into your daily routine. But with this course, you will learn simple, yet powerful ways to stretch your kids and encourage them to think deeply about the math they’re learning.

This is Me!

As an experienced teacher, you may already include some writing in your lessons, but it’s easy to get into a rut. With this course you will learn new ideas to freshen up your lessons and routine and find new ways to reach and engage your students.

This is Me!

As a tutor or interventionist, you will love all the different ways you can evaluate and assess your students’ learning covered in this course. You will also learn ways to challenge them to express themselves in their own way, deepening their understanding.  

This is Me!

As a homeschool mom, you’ll be excited to learn ways your kids can think about and write about math together, no matter their age. Many of the ideas and writing prompts can be used with a wide age range, with each child responding at their own level. This is great for family math discussions and projects.

Ready to Purchase?

Learn how to get kids thinking deeply about math with this math training course or save money and learn even more with the complete 6 course bundle.

Still Have Questions About One of the Courses?

Are these courses for teachers or parents?

These courses are designed with classroom teachers in mind. That being said, the materials are mostly focused on math teaching strategies that anyone who teaches math will benefit from, including homeschool families. The only exception may be the “Number Talks” course, which assumes a small group of students in order to have regular number talks. Parents who do not teach in some capacity or homeschool may not benefit from these courses.

I don't live in the U.S. Can I still sign up?

You sure can. Simply check out with paypal, and you’re all set.

With so many free resources, why do I need to pay?

While I do strive to offer lots of fun and free activities at MathGeekMama.com, it is difficult to go into the level of depth in a single blog post that these courses cover. And while you could read lots of blog posts online and research and gather ideas on your own, I have tried to do all the leg work for you so that you can glean all the practical tips in an easy to digest format. Plus, I have created custom printable materials designed to go along with each course that aren’t available anywhere else.

How do I access the materials?

After signing up, you will be given immediate access to the course dashboard. Simply click on the course that you registered for to begin. You can then login again at anytime to access the materials. You will also receive a set of follow up emails explaining how to access and navigate the site.

Can I request a refund if I don't like it?

Yes. While I will be sad to see you go, I want you to be completely satisfied and confident in your purchase. If for some reason it does not meet your expectations, simply request a refund within 30 days of purchasing.

What grades are the courses for?

The strategies taught are highly adaptable, and I tried to include lots of examples to span grades K-8. If you teach preschool, these courses will likely focus on math skills too advanced for your kiddos. If you teach high school, feel free to email me at mathgeekmama(at)gmail(dot)com to ask about your particular class/grade if you are interested in one of the courses.

This is a risk free purchase:

If you are not 100% satisfied with the course content and printable materials, simply email us within 30 days for a full refund. I want this to be a purchase that benefits you for years to come. If it’s not what you’re looking for, I’ll refund you. No questions asked.

What do you have to lose?

You want to be the very best math teacher you can be…

You want every child to leave class excited about math and confident in their abilities…

You want to meet the needs of each individual child, making it accessible for the struggling learners, but at the same time challenging the advanced learners…

This is no easy task, but I am here to help.