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Number Sense through Counting

Course Description: 

Counting is critical for number sense. In this workshop, we will learn how to engage PreK-3rd grade students in meaningful hands-on Counting Collections to support their mathematical sense making. We will deepen our understanding of children's number sense progressions and consider how counting can support mathematical proficiency. Throughout the week, we will watch videos of students across grade levels engaged in counting and develop strategies for how to elicit and respond to student thinking. We will also share ideas for adapting the counting activity to your classrooms. 

Keywords:  counting, number sense, mathematics, Counting Collections, hands-on

Audience: Designed for preschool through 3rd grade teachers. School teams of at least 2 teachers are encouraged -  the more the better! Coaches and administrators are welcome.  Dates: August 1 - 5; See Festival Schedule for times
Format of Course: In-person at Stanford University, part of the Stanford Teaching Festival Cost: $550 - groups of 3+ paid by school, and international participants
$600 - individual
Units: 2 Status: Open

*Please note: The cost for this course includes parking, a light breakfast, lunch, and reception. This cost does not include lodging or transportation. Please see the Festival Location, Lodging, & Transportation page. 

Course Facilitators: 

Kim Bambao serves as the Early Learning Mathematics Coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Prior to this position, Kim spent seventeen years working as an elementary teacher, new-teacher mentor, and math coach . Kim has a passion for learning with students and teachers about how to support sense-making of mathematics. 

Cathy Humphreys is an advanced doctoral student at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Stanford, she taught grades 2-12 in California public schools. Active as a professional development leader and math coach, she has also worked with elementary and secondary teacher candidates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). Her strong belief in teaching for understanding has led to collaboration on books with Jo Boaler and Marilyn Burns; the most recent is Making Number Talks Matter, with Ruth Parker.