K is a Constant - Even in Kindergarten?
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Editor
November 3, 2015 Laurie Buckley, Rochester City School District
K IS A CONSTANT – EVEN IN KINDERGARTEN?
Algebra Readiness Begins In Early Childhood, Expert Tells RCSD Educators
District teachers of grades K-12
Kevin Baird, Chairman, Center for College & Career Readiness
Algebra Readiness – Filling the Gaps
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Office of Adult & Career Services
30 Hart Street
Rochester, NY 14605
On Wednesday, District educators from K-12 classrooms will join Kevin Baird, National Supervising Faculty with the Algebra Readiness Project, for an exclusive event at the Office of Adult & Career Services.
Algebra Readiness begins with solving unknowns in Kindergarten, the development of key fluency skills in elementary school and application in real-world problems across curriculum areas, including math, social studies and science in secondary grades. Mr. Baird engages educators at all grade levels to illustrate their critical role and impact on algebraic thinking and readiness, from computation to calculus.
The focus of the talk is developing readiness for students in Algebra 1 in high school and how teachers from Pre-k through high school can have a positive impact on student achievement in Algebra 1. The nature of and quality of tasks that promote mathematical growth will be discussed.