Unlocking Student Thinking: The Art of Math Problem Solving (K-2)

Do your students struggle to make sense of word problems? In this 2-day course, learn proven strategies for problem solving that will be a game changer for your K-2 students! Participants will receive over $200 in classroom materials and books.

Previously part of the KCM Comprehensive Course for Primary Grades.


Learn strategies and gain resources to help students make sense of different problem structures, equivalence, and more.

  • Explore the various structures of story problems and the key role algebraic reasoning plays as students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Supplement your current curriculum by asking impactful questions that support student thinking and promote problem solving.
  • Learn instructional routines that support students to enter and work through problems.
  • Materials include Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom, math balances, pattern blocks, and more!

Cost: $200 per participant

Lexington, KY

Facilitator: Julie Adams and Sumer Smith

Sessions 1 & 2 (in-person): February 28 & 29, 2024;   9:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time