Foundations of Math with Dr. Chris Cain

Dates: August 1,2; Sept 17,24; and Oct 22, 2019

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Hazelwood Conference Center Meeting Room

112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville 28786

Registration Fee $250


In recent years much attention has been placed on the relatively poor math performance of students in the United States.   The research points out that better student success is found in the implementation, (which is the teaching that happens in the classroom) than broader presentation issues that focus on textbooks and curriculum programming. Student success has been tied to the subtle factors of teacher implementation choices. The stronger implementation choices appear to result from teacher knowledge, assessment, and flexibility with the reading and math curriculum.

The Foundations of Math workshop helps teachers understand how to make strong mathematical connections to explain the procedures used in mathematics. This will ensure that students conceptualize mathematics instead of only developing procedural knowledge.   This training will provide a deep understanding through which teachers can make solid implementation/teaching choices regarding the Evidence-Based Instructional Practices that have proven to positively impact student success. Dr Chris Cain will be leading this five-day workshop. For more information, contact April Spencer at