The Math/Brain Connection: Using Current Cognitive Research to Inform Instruction for Struggling Math Learners

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The results of ground-breaking brain research now play a role in early detection of future math learning disabilities allowing for targeted early intervention. This workshop will look at the spatial ordering system which governs qualitative number sense, how challenges manifest in the classroom and what strategies can be employed to support struggling students. We will also touch on how parts of memory, higher order cognition, language, and executive functions can affect performance in math, along with tools for intervention.

Hollis Dannaham

Hollis Dannaham, M.Ed., joins Hidden Sparks as an External Coach. She has been a learning specialist/special educator in public, private and charter schools, and has been working with struggling learners for 30 years. Hollis created Transform Boundaries, an organization dedicated to helping schools teach to struggling learners. She served as the Director of Academic Intervention at Explore Charter School and co-created the Carmel Alternative High School for at-risk teens. Hollis also worked as a learning specialist at the Student Success Center of All Kinds of Minds.