Math Workshops Aimed at Common Core Standards Using Singapore Math® Strategies Coming to Glendale and Torrance, California

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SMARTTraining, LLC, a leading provider of professional development in the math methods of Singapore, announces three new workshops designed to help teachers meet the Common Core Math Standards using Singapore Math® Strategies.

SMARTTraining, LLC, a leading provider of professional development in the math methods of Singapore, announces its upcoming 2012 workshops in Glendale and Torrance, California.

Dates and locations of these highly-informative and interactive workshops:

Days Inn
450 W. Pioneer Drive 91203
November 12, 2012 Strategies for the K-2 Teacher
November 13, 2012 Intro to Problem Solving

21333 Hawthorne Blvd. 90503
November 15, 2012 Math 911
November 16, 2012 Intro to Problem Solving

About the workshops:

“Singapore Math® Strategies for the K-2 Teacher” is a fun-filled day of activities and games leading to number sense and math confidence. Learn how to incorporate Singapore's Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach into any curriculum. Learn activities leading to "subtitizing" (identifying a quantity without counting using a one to one correspondence).

“Math 911” is an interactive, discussion-based workshop created to help teachers develop conceptual understanding for struggling learners in grades 2-6, using strategies from Singapore. Attendees will take away activities to use immediately to help students internalize a deeper understanding of place value, multiplication, division and fractions. Participants will learn mental math techniques to simplify computation and help students develop confidence.

“Intro to Problem Solving Utilizing the Singapore Bar Model Method” is designed for teachers of grades 2 – 6. Participants will learn how to create confidence in students so that the transition from arithmetic to algebra is a small step, not a huge leap. Model drawing as a versatile tool to be used for problem solving will be emphasized. Additional problem solving methods will also be presented. Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards require students to, among other things, make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and model with mathematics. Singapore methods provide ways to meet these standards.

To register for these workshops, visit

About Sherri Adler, Presenter
Sherri began teaching Singapore Math in 2003. Her own children successfully used Singapore Math while they attended elementary school. Sherri has taught regular education in all elementary grade levels from kindergarten through 6th grade, was a school-wide resource teacher and even an art teacher for a year. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as additional continuing education certifications. She has served as an effective mentor teacher for student teachers. Sherri has enjoyed teaching in the public, private and charter systems. She has trained numerous schools in the United States, Europe and South America in the Singapore Math methods and has worked with thousands of teachers to help find the same love for mathematics that she possesses.

Sherri co-authored several Singapore Math books. Among her publications include two Singapore Math intervention programs,, and the official Singapore Math training manual for the State of California. Sherri has filled many lecture halls since 2008 when she started presenting about Singapore Math for Staff Development Resources. Since then she is a highly sought after speaker at NCTM and other mathematics conferences.

Sherri and Tricia Salerno co-founded SMARTTraining, LLC in 2007.

About SMARTTraining
SMARTTraining, LLC, (, is an internationally recognized provider of professional development in the math methods used in the country of Singapore. Founded in 2005, SMARTTrainers have worked with schools in 46 of the 50 States, met with and been trained by professors, teachers, and Ministry of Education members from Singapore, and been invited to work with numerous schools in European and South American countries. SMARTTrainers also present workshops throughout the United States and provide on-site training for schools desiring help with their math programs.

What do teachers say about SMARTTraining’s workshops?
“I wish I had learned math this way! I’ve depended on a calculator for years, but no more!” (2nd grade teacher, Buckeye, AZ)
“Are you kidding? That’s why we invert and multiply? I wish I had YOU as a teacher when I was in school.” (3rd grade teacher, Bogota, Colombia)

"Singapore Math" is a registered trademark of Singapore Math, Inc.

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