Developing Mathematical Ideas

Making Meaning of Operations


Monday, June 24 – June 25, July 15-16, 2019  8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location: Buncombe County Schools, NC, USA

175 Bingham Road

Asheville, NC 28806


Spend some time this summer diving into the meaning of each of the four operations. We’ll concentrate whole numbers, how the operations are related to each other, what kinds of situations they model, and how each can be represented. An then, we’ll devote time to extend and deepen these meanings to accommodate fractions.

The primary goal of Making Meaning for Operations is to help elementary and middle school teachers (regular ed and special ed) learn the mathematics content they are responsible for teaching in a profound way. Having a deeper and more connected understanding of these operations allows ALL teachers to better serve ALL our students who struggle to make the correct meanings of these operations. During our four days together, we will make sense of the content, recognize where and how the content of individual grade levels is situated in the trajectory of learning from kindergarten through middle school, build connections among different concepts, and analyze student thinking from a mathematical perspective. Through this work, teachers learn how to orient their instruction to specific mathematical goals and to develop a mathematics pedagogy in which student understanding takes center stage regardless the learner and or challenges the learner brings to the table.

The curriculum also offers teachers opportunities to explore mathematics in collaborative lessons led by facilitators, to share and discuss the work of their own students, to view and discuss video clips of mathematics classrooms, and to read an overview of related research.

MMO Workshop

Monday, June 24 – June 25, July 15-16, 2019  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Buncombe County Schools, NC, USA

175 Bingham Road

Asheville, NC 28806

We will meet in the Maple room.

Fee: $150

Day 2: 6/25/2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

Day 3: 7/15/2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

Day 4: 7/16/2019 from 8:30 to 3:30


*Participants are required to fully participate in all four days*

Daily Agenda

Daily Agenda

8:30 to 11:30 – Session

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 to 3:30 – Session


We will meet in Maple.

Individual schools are responsible for stipend payments, if eligible. Verification of time will be provided when requested.