MATH PLUS New England Institute

Are you looking for great math PD this summer? Does a small and friendly conference in a coastal town in New England sound appealing to you? If you came away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and more ready than ever to take on the new school year would you be happy?

Then join Greg Tang and his incredible Math Plus team on August 1-2 for two incredible days of learning in the beautiful town of Portsmouth, N.H. We will have three, specially-designed learning tracks for K-1, 2-4 and 5-6 teachers.

The theme for this year's 2017 Math Plus Conferences is progressions. We will not only explain and explore the most important math concepts at each grade level, we will also explain how these critical concepts fit together – both across and within each grade level.

In math, concepts build on previous concepts, and skills build on previous skills. Understanding how everything connects is the key to helping struggling students. It is also the secret to laying the groundwork for future learning. Our goal is to connect concepts and skills in both directions and make learning and teaching progressions clear.

Speakers. Greg’s Portsmouth team includes Graham Fletcher, Cathy Kuhns, Dr. Sandy Atkins and Tammy Tang. Each is a seasoned educator, skilled communicator and highly sought after presenter with extensive experience presenting at major mathematics and education conferences. No hit-or-miss sessions here – they are simply the best of the best.


Catherine Kuhns

Greg Tang

Dr. Sandy Atkins


Graham Fletcher

Tammy Tang

Greg Tang Jr.
WHAT MAKES MATH PLUS SO DIFFERENT?

First, we offer carefully coordinated workshops that provide a deeper, more connected understanding of mathematics. The strategies and teaching techniques we teach have been pioneered by our speakers and tested in classrooms across the country.

Unlike many conferences that offer a hodgepodge of sessions and topics, Greg’s carefully crafted curriculum targets the most important strategies, skills and standards. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of both effective teaching methods and important mathematical content.

Second, our speakers have been selected because they are master communicators who can articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely. Each is a proven orator and author, and together they have trained thousands of teachers and sold millions of books.

Every speaker is friendly, approachable and exceptionally gracious too. Our goal is a collegial atmosphere that encourages questions, dialogue and meaningful interactions. We want this to be the best two days of learning you have ever experienced!

Third, unlike large conferences with huge budgets for marketing, we put all of our time, energy, and resources into our speakers and curriculum. We provide 12 hours of math instruction plus an additional 4.5 hours of instruction in the arts. That’s over 16 hours of world-class instruction in 2 days. We are excited and ready to work with you!

WHY IS IT CALLED "MATH PLUS"?

In addition to helping you become a better math teacher, we want our conference to be a truly inspiring experience – one that re-energizes you, rekindles your passion for teaching, and rejuvenates your spirit. Our goal is to open eyes and minds to new ways of learning, teaching, living and being. Isn’t it time to finally try the things you have always wanted to try?

If you have ever wanted to try yoga or meditation, now is the time. The extraordinary Nicole Grant, one of Boston’s finest yoga instructors, is here to both energize and soothe you. We'll provide a yoga mat and early morning wake-up call. Nicole will provide expert instruction and encouragement.

Do you ever feel left out at parties or weddings when the dancing starts? Join us for a fun swing dancing lesson. Prefer Latin music? Try Salsa dancing with Nancy. Let’s dance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzhcjqLxBM

We hope you will join us for two magical days in August. Math Plus represents a new paradigm for professional development – idealistic, intimate and inspiring. Attendees describe our family-run conferences as "life changing" and “by far the best they have ever attended.” You will feel inspired, encouraged, challenged and cared for. We welcome you to Portsmouth!


Presenters

Math Instructors
Greg Tang is a popular speaker at math, reading and technology conferences, and has done more than 2,500 workshops, conferences and school visits in the past 15 years. He is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math, author of the gold medal-winning eBook Math Appeal, and author of 8 children's books from Scholastic. GregTangMath.com has over 32 million page views to date and is a cornerstone of math curriculums across the country.
Graham Fletcher has been a classroom teacher and math coach and is currently a district math specialist. Graham’s passion for conceptual understanding through problem-based lessons has made him a sought-after speaker at both international and American conferences. He continues to be a passionate advocate for best practices and a change agent for elementary mathematics. gfletchy.com
Dr. Sandy Atkins is an inspiring speaker who makes the Mathematical Practices come alive in her work with schools and districts across the country. She is committed to finding those "aha moments" when important mathematical connections are made by teachers and students. Her sessions are both thought provoking and practical. CreatingAHAS.com.
Catherine Kuhns is a National Board Certified Teacher and has taught every grade from preschool through fourth grade. She is the author of several books including Common Core Math in Action, Building Number Sense, and Number Wonders. Catherine received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching given by the White House and National Science Foundation.
Tammy Tang is the author of 10+ best-selling technology books and a nationally known presenter and technology consultant. She is a keynote and featured speaker at many of the biggest technology conferences including ISTE, TCEA, NCCE and NCTies. Tammy works with K-12 teachers and students around the country, and she specializes in finding more creative and effective ways to apply technology in the classroom. TammyTang.com
Greg Tang Jr. is the creator of Tangy Tuesdays and inventor of the popular math games Ten Frame Mania™ and NumTanga™. He is a master game developer, programmer, math night expert and favorite among kids, teachers and math specialists across the U.S. Greg’s recent creations include Equato™, Web Bonds™, Tic-Tac-Tang™ and Tic-Tac-Tenframe™. store.gregtangmath.com/pages/greg-jr
Conference Instructors
Nicole Grant continues to study yoga in the BKS Iyengar tradition, is a Level III-certified Usui Reiki practitioner, Life Purpose Coach, Integrative Nutrition Therapist, and founder of the Yoga Mandala studio in Winchester, Massachusetts. YogaMandala.com
Gillian Davis is working to build a vibrant live music and dance community in Portland through weekly lessons, workshops and events. Her favorite things about dancing include incredible music, connecting on the dance floor with people from all over the world, and an insatiable desire to learn more. Gillian can also be found building useful and beautiful things in her wood shop and absolutely loving life in Maine. portlandswingproject.com
Nancy Murphy has been dancing since early childhood, and has been teaching partnered dance in the Boston area for over 25 years. As a social dancer, Nancy can be seen on the floor at events ranging from Milongas to Swing dance clubs to everything in between. Nancy has trained many Boston area dancers and teachers and returns to Math Plus for her third year in a row.

Schedule

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Sessions

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Title – Keynote, All Grades
Greg Tang

Join NY Times best-selling author and TEDx speaker Greg Tang for a compelling look at 3 skills students need to excel in math: visualization, reasoning and number sense. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Does making sense of a problem make it easier to solve? Is good number sense the secret to great computational skills?

We will explore problems that can be difficult for people of all ages when solved in traditional ways, yet so simple to solve when approached visually, intuitively, and with common sense. Experience firsthand the power of number bonds, bar models, and reasoning. Math – and you – will never be the same!

Number Sense – Grades K-1
Catherine Kuhns

In this session I begin with the stages of counting to combining sets/bonds up to ten, then onto the stages of understanding the teens numbers to place value up to 100. If this has second grade included, there would be more place value than with a kindergarten/first grade crowd. I connect literature to a lot of the activities.

Word Problem Progressions – Grades K-1
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will look at ways you can jump start your kindergarten students and get them ready for 1st grade problems, especially the challenging comparison and 2-step problems they will see next year.

For 1st grade students, we will have them practicing multi-step problems in a thoughtful, progressive way that builds confidence and skills while encouraging perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

Digging Deeper into the Mathematical Practices – Grades 2-4
Sandy Atkins

The Standards for Mathematical Practice outline the processes in which students and teachers should engage in doing mathematics. In this interactive session, we will examine classroom based activities that highlight these practices. Included is an investigation of instructional shifts needed to align with the Standards, and instructional practices that will build conceptual depth.

Particular attention is given to:

  • Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others,
  • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically, and
  • Attention to Precision Standards.

Number Sense – Grades 2-4
Catherine Kuhns

These real world domains of mathematics at the primary grade level demand our children have multiple opportunities to grasp the language, analyze shapes, make predictions, draw conclusions and measure in a variety of ways. This session will focus on the hands-on and conversation-rich lessons to build understanding.

Decimals & Percent – Grades 5-6
Greg Tang

Decimals can be confusing for students and adults of all ages. They require a strong foundation in fractions and place value – two subjects that many find difficult. In this session, we will go back to basics and teach decimals from the ground up.

We will start by focusing on equivalence and computation with decimal fractions, then generalize place value understanding of whole numbers to include decimals. Next, we will re-think equivalence and computation with decimals. We will use number bonds and area models to make sense of decimal operations, then transition to more efficient written algorithms.

Percent is a natural extension of decimal fractions and decimals. We will start by modeling percent problems with tape diagrams, then switch to more general double-sided number lines to develop proportional thinking.

Bringing the 8 Mathematical Practices to Life in the Classroom – Grades 5-6
Sandy Atkins

The Mathematical Practices describe how we all, students and teachers, should engage in mathematics in the classroom. But what does that look like in grades 5-6? How do we shift from answer-getting techniques to doing mathematics? In this session, we will examine the 8 Mathematical Practices and how to bring them to life in the classroom. This includes simple techniques for increasing student’s ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others when problem solving, using appropriate tools and models to represent and investigate key concepts, and use repeated reasoning to generalize mathematical relationships.

1:45-3:00 K-6 Electives

Building Fact Fluency
Sandy Atkins

Join this interactive session as we examine experiences that lead to both strategy and fact fluency. Included will be:

  • key visual models for each of the operations,
  • sequencing of fact strategy clusters, and
  • sample games for building fact fluency.

Operation Number Bond
Greg Tang

While number bonds are a focus in the primary grades, they are rarely still a focus in the intermediate grades and middle school. Join us and you may come to see and appreciate them in a whole new light! They are the secret to mental math, the intuition behind informal and standard algorithms, the key to regrouping whole numbers and fractions, and they make elapsed time, measurement, decimals and negative numbers easier to understand. Why emphasize number bonds from kindergarten thru middle school? Because they work!

Basic Fractions
Catherine Kuhns

Fractions are HUGE and cannot be taught in one neat tidy chapter. Our students need to be engaged in multiple representations of fractions through out the year. In this session we will look at the fraction related standards and discuss the critical concepts students must develop. Participants will leave with a host of hands-on and pictorial lessons to deepen understanding, literature connections and short assessments that target key concepts.



3:00-4:00 K-6 Electives

Technology Tips
Tammy Tang

Description coming soon. . .

Place Value
Greg Tang

Do students understand place value and how our number system works or have they memorized a few rules and procedures for identifying values, rounding numbers, and using algorithms?

Are there simple place value concepts teachers can teach in the early grades to make more difficult concepts easier to learn as students grow older? Are there common deficits and misconceptions kids bring with them that upper grade teachers need to be aware of?

Place value may be the single most important concept students do not understand. Join us as we explore a more effective approach to teaching this pivotal topic. We will generalize and apply key concepts to troublesome topics including regrouping, elapsed time, measurement, rounding and decimals.

Flash Activities
Catherine Kuhns

MATH FLASH! Five to Ten Minute Powerful Math Lessons

Just exactly what the name says, we will play dice games, paper pencil games, logic games, and participate in simple 5 to 10 minute activities that are engaging and provide purposeful practice.

Family Math Nights
Greg Tang Jr.

Fact fluency starts at home, but how can we excite and incentivize our families enough to actually WANT to be practicing outside the classroom?

Introducing the GTM Family Math Night.

Designed, tested, and optimized for fun, the GTM Family Math Night is the perfect way to get your whole community involved. In this session, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know - from the materials required, to facilitating the event, and everything in between.

Each math night station consists of a new and exclusive GregTangMath game, which you"ll be able to play hands-on with your peers. By the end of the session you’ll be a math night pro, motivated and excited to get back home and run your own!

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AUGUST 3

Title – Keynote, All Grades
Graham Fletcher

Digging into the Standards for Mathematical Practice – Grades K-1
Sandy Atkins

The Standards for Mathematical Practice outline the processes in which students and teachers should engage in doing mathematics. In this session, we examine classroom based activities that highlight these practices. Included will be,

  • an investigation of instructional shifts needed to align with the Standards,
  • an initial look at practices that can lead to misconceptions, and
  • instructional practices that will build conceptual depth.

Geometry M & D – Grades K-1
Catherine Kuhns

These real world domains of mathematics at the primary grade level demand our children have multiple opportunities to grasp the language, analyze shapes, make predictions, draw conclusions and measure in a variety of ways. This session will focus on the hands-on and conversation-rich lessons to build understanding.

Word Problem Progressions – Grades 2-4
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will use multi-step word problems to teach and assess skills within a grade level, then use more multi-sep problems to assess skills across grade levels.

We will focus on the more challenging problems, first using elapsed time to assess additive thinking. We will switch to multiplicative thinking including problems with remainders and fractions. We will use multi-step problems to assess understanding, develop reasoning skills, and encourage perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

3-Act Progressions – Grades 2-4
Graham Fletcher

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task

In this session we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how these tasks can be used to build conceptual understanding of multiplication in the intermediate grades.

By working through multiple tasks, we’ll develop an understanding of the purposeful moves that take place throughout a lesson. Participants will leave with an understanding of what 3-Act Tasks are and how to implement them in their classroom.

3-Act Progressions – Grades 6-8
Graham Fletcher

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task

In this session we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how these tasks can be used to build conceptual understanding of multiplication in the intermediate grades.

By working through multiple tasks, we’ll develop an understanding of the purposeful moves that take place throughout a lesson. Participants will leave with an understanding of what 3-Act Tasks are and how to implement them in their classroom.

Word Problem Progressions – Grades 5-6
Greg Tang

Grades 5 and 6 are where word problems can really get tricky. We will use bar models (a.k.a. tape diagrams) to visually model and solve problems with fractions, decimals and negative numbers, then switch to double-sided number lines to model ratios and unit rates and develop proportional thinking skills.

We will use visual models extensively to make sense of relationships, but then take the important first step of moving away from these models and begin transitioning students to algebraic equations. Our focus will be on understanding equations rather than manipulating them. Math really is easier when it finally makes sense.

12:00-1:15 K-6 Electives

Advanced Fractions
Greg Tang

Our standards provide a clear path to learning fractions, yet by middle school, a large fraction of our students do not understand fractions. Ask a middle school teacher what is the one thing they wish their students understood better from elementary school and the answer is often fractions!

Why do students struggle so much? They rely too heavily on algorithms rather than reasoning. Need an equivalent fraction? Multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number. Compare two fractions? Cross multiply. Divide by a fraction? Invert and multiply. Are we emphasizing answers and algorithms too early?

In this session, we will take the opposite approach and focus instead on reasoning skills. How? By first asking students to estimate answers, not calculate them. It is surprisingly difficult – which is precisely why it works. We will then make sense of algorithms with the focus being why they work. Join us!

Manipulatives
Graham Fletcher

The Pigeon-"Whole" Effect: Undoing the Manipulative Trap through Flexible Representations

Many times we pigeonhole student thinking because of the way we force them to see manipulatives. What this does is create a false-positive, where we think that students have ownership of a concept when in reality they're repeating a series of steps/procedures.

  • A single red/yellow counter can only have a value of 2, 5, or "X"
  • Base 10 blocks to decimals
  • Pattern blocks trapezoid represents the whole
  • Fraction bars are labeled. Make the red guy 3/8
  • The tangram doesn't alway have to equal the whole. What is 1/8?
  • Lego pieces

Here's 2 other posts I've recently shared with ideas from "the folder". The feedback has been great which tells me a session might be in order:

  • Where's Poly: An exploration in Geo-Dotting
  • Geometric Subitizing Cards: A Different Kind of Number Talk

Tips for Creating a Language-Rich Math Class
Sandy Atkins

A language-rich mathematics class is an exciting place. Students are describing their thinking, defending their answers, and discussing mathematical ideas. If we listen carefully to what they say, they will tell us what they understand. Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for:

  • introducing students to math language that gives meaning to the terms and symbols they use everyday, and
  • building flexibility and precise in students’ use math language structuring activities to make them more language-rich.

Enrichment
Catherine Kuhns

Is it math and science, social studies, cultural awareness or art history? The answer is “Yes, an enriching Yes.” By connecting math with other academic areas into one-day lessons or multi-day projects our students can have opportunities to learn beyond the math chapter. Making connections builds, deepens and enriches understandings.

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After Conference Activities – The Maine Event

Have you always wanted to visit New England in the summer? Now is your chance! If you have the time, consider joining us after the conference for a fun day in Maine. Greg has been coming here since his kids were little, and now it is Tammy’s favorite place in the whole world. They both would like to share it with you.

We will start the day on Goose Rocks Beach, a beautiful beach with pristine sand, crystal clear water, an island, and tidal pools filled with fish, snails, crabs, starfish and even baby lobsters.

After a morning at the beach, we will visit Dock Square in the coastal New England town of Kennebunkport. Dock Square is full of quaint shops and restaurants, and President George H. W. Bush’s summer house is a short walk away.

For dinner, we will meet in Portland – named one of the healthiest cities in America for women and recently named the world’s best city for craft beer! After a casual meal and drinks, we will head to the Maine Ballroom for great music and to practice your new moves at Thursday Night Stomp: http://www.portlandswingproject.com/weekly-swing-dances.html

If one day in Maine is not enough, consider spending the weekend visiting a lighthouse at Cape Porpoise and wonderful beaches like Gooch’s, Mother’s, Parson's and Colony Beach. There is no place like Maine in August!

Click here to view more activities near Portsmouth.

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Activities

Yoga & Meditation

Have you always wanted to try yoga? Now is your chance! Join us mornings or afternoons for a class with the extraordinary Nicole. Whether you’re a pure beginner or an experienced practitioner, she will inspire you to become more accepting and appreciative of your body.

Nicole will also offer her popular meditation class. Our speakers will fill your mind during the day and Nicole will help bring clarity and purpose in the afternoon.

Yoga classes 6:30-7:30a on Tue & Wed and 4:00-5:00p on Tue.
Meditation class 5:00-5:30p on Tue.

Swing & Salsa

Have you ever watched people on a dance floor and wished it were you? Then join us for a Lindy Hop & Soul lesson with Greg & Gillian. No partner necessary, just a smile and 2 left feet are all you need! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzhcjqLxBM

For those who prefer Latin music, Nancy will offer a Salsa lesson Tuesday afternoon. Life is short. Isn’t it time to dance?

Salsa lesson 4:00-5:00p and Lindy Hop lesson 6:30-7:30p on Tue.

Live Music & Game Night

Join us for an incredible night of live music and dancing with the Hadacol Bouncers. They play the music of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Louis Armstrong and more. Their music will be a fun hybrid of New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Style Jazz, novelty songs and other great American classics. It’s fresh, bright – and great for dancing!

Ready for even more fun? Greg Jr. and his crew will be back to entertain us with his creative, new math games. What better way to celebrate newfound friends and colleagues than winning math games, t-shirts and puzzle packs. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Live music, dancing & game night from 7:30-10:00p on Tuesday.

Hotel

We have secured a block of rooms at the Sheraton for the New England Math Plus Institute. Dual occupancy rates start at $209 per night. Group rate available until July 2, 2017. Subject to availability. Click here to book your room today. *Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market St
Portsmouth, NH 03081
Phone: 603-431-2300
www.sheratonportsmouth.com/
All workshops and activities will be held at The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. Parking is $6 per day, or $19 for overnight parking.
Things to do near Portsmouth

Emmons Preserve is part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. There are very walkable trails throughout following the Batson River. Our favorite trail is "Jeremy's Trail"-keep to the right, and you'll find a little waterfall!


Turbats Creek Road, Kennebunkport, ME, United States - Our favorite place in Cape Porpoise! Depending on the weather (and tides), Turbat's Creek is filled with fantastic tidepools, seaglass and shell hunting, and at low tide access to Vaughn's Island! If you are adventurous and in the area in the morning, bring your kayak or paddleboard to spend the afternoon with the seals!


Goat Island Lighthouse Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, United States – In Cape Porpoise Harbor, you can visit this picturesque lighthouse via your own boat or kayak. It is clearly visible right off the Pier Rd./on the pier in Cape Porpoise, or the benches provided. While you're down there, throw in a line to catch some mackerel!


Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME, United States – This pristine sandy beach is pretty empty at this time, and you don't need to pay for parking! Take a walk down the soft white sand beach (3 miles long!) to collect sand dollars, moonshells, periwinkles, and all sorts of beautiful gifts from the sea. Access to a good 90% during all tides.


Shopping in Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME, United States – If there is rain, there is always the option to shop! Dock Square is right down the road from Cape Porpoise, and it is filled with little local shops of all kinds!


Colony Beach, Gooch's Beach, Mother's Beach, Parson's Beach – All beaches here are fantastic! Colony Beach is small, but you can walk along the breakwater. Gooch's is a long, flat sandy beach great for walking. Mother's Beach has a playground for the kids, or kid at heart! Parsons is long, with great waves, and a beautiful drive down a long stone road with old Oak Trees that line the sides. If you find your way to any of these you will not be disappointed!

Meals

To make sure everyone is caffeinated and on time for their workshops, we’ll provide coffee and danish from 7:30-8:15 each morning and a deli box lunch each day from 11:15-12:00. It’s all part of your registration fee, and we’re still less expensive than many conferences!

Why don’t other conferences supply breakfast and lunch like us? Because it’s expensive. But we believe it’s money well-spent as it allows us to compress our schedule and offer additional workshops each day. In addition, one of the important goals of our conference is to encourage camaraderie and collegiality and eating together is a great way to meet new people and get to know our friendly presenters.

We do not provide dinner, so grab a few of your newfound friends and head to one of Portsmouth's culinary options.

Yelp Top Rated Portsmouth Restaurants

Lexie’s Joint is totally stoked to be the area's premiere burger destination! Have a seat in our casual dining area and enjoy items from our refreshingly unique and dependably delicious menu. We use the freshest ingredients and the utmost care to make sure your Lexie's experience is out of this world. Burgers aren't just our specialty; they're our passion.

Bill’s Original Kitchen – "Bill's is a one man storefront operation in beautiful downtown Kittery. He makes one of the best lobster rolls I've ever eaten, and I've been eating lobster rolls up and down the Maine coast since the 1970s."

Shio is a Japanese restaurant with full lunch and dinner menus featuring authentic sushi and sashimi cuisine. We strive to provide a unique dining experience with top-notch service and high quality food. Our sushi bar serves up traditional sushi and sashimi favorites along with a wide variety of Maki (rolls).

Louie’sis a rustic Italian restaurant; and in the spirit of the Italian tradition, we use the ingredients around us to create comfortable, inviting, and creative food.

Click here to see more top rated restaurants in Portsmouth
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Course Credit

Our 2-day workshops are eligible for 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University for an additional cost. These courses are offered primarily for elective or processional development purposes. The cost is $50 per semester credit.

For attending a Greg Tang math workshop you will also receive course completion certificate which will be emailed to you at the end of the institute.

If there are special requirements you or your state have for CEUs, please contact us at: info@gregtangmath.com as soon as possible so we can attempt to accommodate you.

FAQ

Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, we accept onsite credit card payments. After completing your registration information you will be taken to the payments page where you can complete your registration using your credit card. You will receive an email once your payment has been processed.

Can I register using a purchase order?
Of course! We know that many districts will only allow workshop registration using purchase orders. Once you complete your registration information, you will be taken to a page to complete your payment information. Your registration is not confirmed until you enter your purchase order information or complete purchase with credit card. If you do not have a PO # at the time of registration, enter "email" in the PO # field and send us an email at info@gregtangmath.com to confirm your registration. You can email, fax or mail your PO to the information below. Payment is preferred prior to the event.

Do you have a paper registration form?
We accept registrations using this form, although we cannot guarantee space will be available at the time of receipt. To ensure your spot is saved for the workshop, please follow the registration link. If your school requires paper registration, you can complete a temporary online registration to save your spot using purchase order number "Paper".

When is my payment due?
Payments are due prior to the event. We do accept cash, check and all major credit cards on-site at the workshop.

Do you offer group discounts?
Absolutely! We offer group discounts for all of our workshops. For the 2016 Math Plus Conference we have discounts available for groups of 3 or more, pricing and availability is listed on the registration page.

I am unable to attend. Can someone take my spot?
Yes, you can switch out attendees at any point leading up to the conference. Just send us a quick email to info@gregtangmath.com with the name of the attendee who is unable to join, and the name, grade level, and email address of their replacement.

What happens if I have to cancel?
We understand there are times where you may be unable to attend a conference you have registered for. If cancellation is done more than 30-days from the event, we will refund your registration cost minus a $100 administration fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30-days of the event (no refunds for cancellations requested after June 12th). We will waive the cancellation fee by holding the balance paid to a future workshop hosted by Creative Smarts, Inc.

Can I get an invoice for my registration?
When you complete your registration, an automatic confirmation email is sent to the email address listed as the payment contact. This email includes a link to download your invoice. We would be glad to send you an invoice for your registration if you have not received it. Write to us at info@gregtangmath.com with the primary registrant’s name and we will email you an invoice.

Are you a vendor for my district?
There is a good possibility we have been added as a vendor in your district for a previous workshop, if so we would be listed as "Creative Smarts, Inc.". If we are not listed as a vendor, we would be glad to provide you the information you need to have us added. Email us at info@gregtangmath.com and we will send over the required tax form. Our contact information is listed below.

Do you offer college credit for this workshop?
We are able to offer 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University at the cost of $50 per unit. These courses are offered primarily for elective or professional development purposes.

What time is the conference?
The full daily schedule can be seen at the bottom of the sessions page. We will plan to have onsite check-in available the night before the conference. Check-in on Tuesday, July 12th will start at 7:00 am. Further registration details will be provided nearer to the event.

May I record a session at the conference?
Audio or visual recording is not permitted at any workshop or seminar due to copyright/trademark issues.

What is your contact information?

Company name:Creative Smarts, Inc.
Mailing address:PO Box 185
 Hesston, KS 67062
Email Address:info@gregtangmath.com
Phone Number:620-869-1799
Fax Number:800-858-1287

Register

The cost of our two-day workshop is $545, and that includes coffee and danish each morning and lunch at noon. To help schools send as many teachers as possible, we are offering a discounted group rate of $520 per educator for groups of 3 or more and $495 per educator for groups of 10 or more.

We also have a special student discount for pre-service teachers. Please contact us at: info@gregtangmath.com for more information or questions.

Our goal is to make this the most worthwhile two days of learning you have ever experienced. We hope you will help us spread the word by sharing our link with your friends and colleagues: http://gregtangmath.com/newengland.

Use promo code “newengland3″ for registration of 3 or more educators to receive a discount of $25 per person.

Use promo code “newengland10″ for registration of 10 or more educators to receive a discount of $50 per person.

2017 Portsmouth Registration