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Workshops

Our workshops are designed for elementary school teachers including homeschoolers and parents. We offer a new tool for teaching arithmetic in an accessible, intuitive and teachable way that is easily intermixed with current methods. All our material can be downloaded and we serve them up with a bit of humor.

Older Workshop Materials

Each of the following materials is used during workshops; please download any or all files that look of use:

Workshop 2016 Materials

Workshop 2015 Materials

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Your MSL Team

Judith Bender, Rick Medeiros and Herb Gross

Comments on Previous Workshops

The cornbread method was very useful and will be shown many times to my colleagues. This also made it into a visual that I can apply manipulatives to which will help me show and explain the process

An attendee of the Corning workshop

We all get stagnant in our methods. This class was a rebirth. It’s motivating and makes me look forward to passing on these skills to my students”

Another attendee of the Corning workshop
Just wanted to let you know I watched in happy amazement again this year as my class picked up the "rules" about adding and subtracting fractions quickly and easily again this year. The adjective-noun idea solves ALL the confusion for them. I watched several students add both numerators and denominators on a quick assessment before instruction really started, so I know they didn't come with this knowledge. Thank you so much for an effective way to teach this important concept
Another attendee of the Corning workshop

Previous Workshops

  1. In Praise of Elementary School Teachers
  2. Mathematics Is the Calisthenics for the Game Of Life
  3. The Platinum Rule
  4. Play Versus Work

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