Facts, Fluency & Fractions

Greg2 Tang 2020 Summer Workshop

Are you ready to give your students a better foundation in whole numbers, operations, and fractions? Are you ready to use more effective visual models to make sense of word problems and challenging geometry and measurement problems? Are you ready to teach in a way that gives students a deeper, more connected and satisfying understanding of math?

Join us this summer on June 23-24 in Houston for Facts, Fluency & Fractions – a new workshop for grade K-6 teachers. On day 1, we will build strong foundational skills using a streamlined progression of concrete, pictorial and abstract models (C-P-A). We will cover best practices and best ways to practice.

On day 2, we will switch our focus to more challenging topics including fluency and automaticity, place value and decimals, designing effective math centers, and solving rigorous word problems. Choose to attend one day or both days. Either way, we can help!

My son Greg Jr and I are working hard to develop a simpler, more strategic and sensible approach to teaching math. We are working with hundreds of schools across the country and many are seeing incredible gains in understanding, engagement, and test scores.

Our focus is the most important skills and strategies at each grade level, concrete manipulatives and pictorial models that generalize and make the most sense, and math centers and activities that provide meaningful practice and help kids master key concepts.

Greg Tang Sr is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math, gold medal eBook Math Appeal, and 6 other books from Scholastic. His website gregtangmath.com has over 91 million page views and is a cornerstone of school curriculums around the world. Greg is a keynote and featured speaker at national math, literacy, and technology conferences
Greg Tang Jr. leads more than 200 onsite teacher workshops, student enrichment sessions, and family math nights each year. He is the creator of Tangy Tuesday™ math puzzles and inventor of the popular online math game, Tenframe Mania™. He is a master game developer, computer programmer, and favorite among teachers, students, and math specialists.
 

Why math PD in July? Summer in the city means smaller sessions, more grade-specific content, a more relaxed learning environment, and two Gregs for the price of one! We will begin each day with a thought-provoking keynote, followed by targeted K-2 and 3-6 breakout sessions that teach and make sense of the skills, strategies, and standards your students need most.

Does our summer math workshop sound like just what you need to get ready for the new school year? Then join us for one day or both days. Whether you are new to teaching with visual models, simply need a refresher, or are looking to take your understanding to a whole new level – you will come away feeling re-charged, re-energized, and ready to re-invent math instruction in your classroom.

We hope you will mark June 23-24, 2020 on your calendar. Together, we can help kids of all abilities learn and love math. Greg Tang’s Facts, Fluency & Fractions summer workshop in Houston. Math will never be the same!


Registration

The cost of our two-day institute is $578, and that includes coffee and danish each morning and lunch at noon. Register by March 31st to receive a $20 discount, early-bird price of only $558 per person!

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

Our goal is to make this the best 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: https://gregtangmath.com/houstonmath.

Click here to register now!

Schedule

(Click here for printable schedule)

Sessions

Day 1

Greg Sr will focus on number and operations while Greg Jr focuses on word problems. You will learn to use concrete, pictorial, and abstract (C-P-A) models to make sense of:

  1. Place value using Unifix Cubes, base 10 blocks and discs, number bonds, funny numbers, number nicknames, and shifting strategies;
  2. Addition and subtraction within 20 with single digits, within 1,000 with regrouping, using partial sums and difference, and using more intuitive, left-to-right strategies;
  3. Multiplication and division including arrays, area models, number bonds, partial products and quotients, sharing and grouping, and factors and multiples;
  4. Word problems types for all four operations including part-total, additive comparison, multiplicative comparison, and single and multistep problems.

Day 2

Our second day together is all about applying fundamental concepts to make teaching and learning more intuitive. We will use our C-P-A progression to:

  1. Design effective lessons, differentiate instruction, provide intervention and enrichment, and ensure all students are learning and being challenged;
  2. Make sense of place value, fractions, and decimals including proper and improper fractions, equivalence, comparison, all four operations, and word problems;
  3. Explore engaging and effective math centers that provide meaningful practice and opportunities for students to learn independently and in small groups;
  4. Develop algebraic thinking skills at every grade level by encouraging exploration, visualization, reasoning, metacognition, and fun!

Hotel

Embassy Suites Energy Corridor
11730 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 281-531-7300
Embassy Suites Energy Corridor
All workshops and activities will be held at The DoubleTree Boston North Shore Hotel.

Book your room directly through the Embassy Suites Energy Corridor. We have received a discounted room rate of $20 off the current rate. Click here to book your discounted room today.

Meals

To make sure everyone is caffeinated and on time for their workshops, we’ll provide coffee and danish from 7:30-8:00 each morning and a deli lunch each day from 12:00-12:30. 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 Boston's culinary options.

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 professional 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: contact@tangmath.com as soon as possible so we can attempt to accommodate you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, we accept credit card payments on our website. 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 contact@tangmath.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, you must first register online: registration link. If your school requires paper registration, you should still complete the online registration and save your spot by entering the purchase order number as "Paper".

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

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 contact@tangmath.com with the name of the attendee who is unable to join, and the name, grade level, and email address of their replacement. In-case there are last minute changes, have the replacement let us know at check-in who they will be filling in for.

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. We will waive the cancellation fee by holding the balance paid to a future workshop hosted by Creative Smarts, Inc. if requested.

There are no refunds for cancellations within 30-days of the event (no refunds for cancellations requested after May 24th).

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. Please check your junk/spam folder to see if this email was caught up there. If you are still unable to find the invoice, write to us at contact@tangmath.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 contact@tangmath.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 still finalizing the details of college credit for the 2018 Math Institutes. The past two years we were 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 tab. Check-in on Monday, June 23rd 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:Tang Math LLC.
Mailing address:PO Box 777850
 Henderson, NV 89077
Email Address:contact@tangmath.com
Phone Number:858-244-0498
Fax Number:858-408-2986


Registration

The cost of our two-day institute is $578, and that includes coffee and danish each morning and lunch at noon. Register by March 31st to receive a $20 discount, early-bird price of only $558 per person!

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

Our goal is to make this the best 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: https://gregtangmath.com/houstonmath.

Click here to register!

Click here to register now!