Early Numeracy in the Primary Grades

Early Numeracy in the Primary Grades: Word Problems for the Early Learner

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Session Dates

Tuesday March 19, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


This session will engage participants to help all students, including students with learning disabilities, make sense of and solve mathematical word problems. Participants will use schema-based instruction to solve addition and subtraction word problems applied to Kindergarten through Grade 2 standards. This explicit way of teaching math scaffolds students through the process of solving word problems by using schematic diagrams.



Participants will:

  • Engage in schema-based instruction for addition and subtraction, including models and vocabulary while supporting STEM related content
  • Model a self-regulation strategy to solve word problems in addition and subtraction.
  • Investigate misconceptions in mathematics word problem
  • Develop an interactive notebook to support mathematics instruction


Target Audience

Special Educators, Regular Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.


Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Target Audience

Special Educators, General Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.

Topics Covered: Mathematics

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sonya Barksdale


Jared Campbell