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Course Overview

Foundations of Math is a research-based 5-day training course for all educators of students with special needs (K-12). The course is designed to develop instructors' knowledge of the mathematics they teach by seeing mathematics through the lens of a well-delineated number sense.

Dr. Chris Cain (Mars Hill University, North Carolina), co-developer of the course, is a dynamic presenter who is passionate about students with special needs and those who work with them. Dr. Cain will present a way of understanding and teaching mathematics to struggling students - from building the understanding of number to developing understanding of function – that will challenge and enhance teachers’ current thinking about mathematics education.

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The 5-day course deepens understanding of the Components of Number Sense model by defining each component and understanding how to teach and assess each component.

Foundations of Math Video Series

A series of video interviews with participants and creators of the Foundations of Math course.

18 Videos

Total Runtime: 45:57


Individual Videos

01 - What is Foundations of Math?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:41

02 - Why use the Foundations of Math approach?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 4:50

03 - Why do we need to do something new?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:53

04 - What are the Components of Number Sense?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:27

05 - What is the Prototype for Lesson Construction?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:24

06 - What data is being collected?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:08

07 - How does the Foundations of Math approach work with our textbooks?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:08

08 - How can I go slow to go fast?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:52

09 - How do I learn more after I've taken the course?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:27

10 - Why can't the students have worksheets?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 4:14

11 - How will you challenge my student who has always been advanced in math?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:16

12 - Why are you teaching "academic" math to students with significant disabilities and/or complex communication needs?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:41

13 - What is the difference between Foundations of Math and Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:31

14 - Foundations of Math Success Story 1

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:17

15 - Foundations of Math Success Story 2

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:00

16 - Foundations of Math Success Story 3

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:09

17 - Foundations of Math Success Story 4

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:10

18 - Foundations of Math Success Story 5

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:49

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