LIVE Class: Developing Multiplication and Division
Join us for this live student session to teach the concepts of multiplication and division while working towards fact fluency. Six 45-minute Zoom sessions taught by a certified teacher, video resources, digital teaching tools, and printable resources will make this course meaningful and FUN!
Students will receive lifetime access to their content, materials and recordings. Find out more (including a full syllabus outlining all the content and materials) at www.jessicakaminski.com/mult-live
Common Questions and Answers
What are the goals of the course?
This course will look at the meanings of multiplication and division to develop fact fluency. Students will learn the meaning of equal groups to define a multiplication situation using repeated addition, arrays and even area models. Students will learn the difference in division by dividing a whole into a number of groups or a known group size and how to use a related multiplication fact to solve. Students will learn strategies to begin working towards memorization and mastery of math facts. These strategies will be used to help students learn to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number using models. Students will finally be introduced to bar modeling involving multiplication and division using basic word problems to solve a culminating project at the end of the course. More information can be found by looking at the weekly syllabus.
What grade levels are best suited for the course?
This course is best designed for students in Grades 2 and 3 who have learned the concept of equal groups and are ready to apply them to learn multiplication facts. Students in Grade 1 who have shown an interest and understanding of the concept may join as well. However, the topic will extend beyond Grade 1 and may prove to be challenging. Students in Grade 4 who need a refresher to develop fact fluency may find this course helpful especially as we dive into multiplication of greater numbers. Specific grade levels and lessons can be found by looking at the weekly syllabus.
How many students are going to be part of the course?
The course will be held weekly via a Zoom call using video and audio. To keep the course engaging and provide scaffolded instruction, there will be a limit of 12 students to each course. There will be a waiting list provided. In the event that there are more than 20 students who sign up, the possibility of other courses will be considered due to available time/instructors.
How will the course be conducted?
The course will be held weekly using a Zoom room with video and audio. Students will interact during the class using Google slides and other digital technology. Materials for the course will be placed in Canvas Learning Management System where resources and be downloaded and students can interact via message boards. Zoom sessions will be recorded (with parent consent) and placed in the Module for review.
What will be expected of my student?
Each student will be expected to attend each week at the specific time and be a good classmate. Students should be an active participant in the class while maintaining a respectful attitude towards others. Students will be asked to answer questions and show his or her thinking during the class while using audio, video and the provided technology tools.
What will be expected of the parents?
Parents will be expected to attend the first meet and greet session to discuss the course held on March 4, 2021 to discuss expectations and requirements. Parents will be asked to be available to your student during each weekly session to help your student with any issues especially during the first session. Parents are encouraged to use the provided weekly materials to continue the content throughout the week so that your student can work towards proficiency for the following lessons.
What learning materials will be provided?
Each week, lesson plans that are tied directly to the session will be provided with printable and digital resources. These lesson plans will address specific textbook’s lessons and ways to practice. Video lessons from Jessica’s learning library will also be shared as a way for students to continue the learning throughout the week. Students are encouraged to practice and share their learning via the message boards that will be created during the course. Materials and course information will be available for lifetime access. More information can be found by referencing the weekly syllabus and will be added as the course is in session.
What materials will we need for the course?
Counters, dry erase markers, page protectors and a whiteboard will be used for the live classes. Students should have access to print out the given materials prior to attending the live class.
What about word problems?
The focus of this course is going to be the fact fluency component with bar models used as an application.
Students will learn how to represent word problems using a bar model but will not be exposed to more challenging problems in this course. With only six 45-minute sessions, there just isn’t enough time to get to everything. However, there may be an option of taking a follow-up course.
How much is the course?
This course is $225. This fee includes 1 parent introduction session, six 45-minute live student sessions, and one optional 15-minute private parent summary session. This also includes all the printable materials and videos in the video library found at www.jessicakaminski.com during the length of the course and lifetime access to the course videos and materials.
Is the course refundable if we decide it is not a good fit?
This course will be refundable after the first lesson only (by March 10, 2021). To cancel the course and materials, the parent must email Jessica at email@example.com to receive a full refund. Students who are on the waiting list will be allowed to take the spot with a make-up session and may choose to cancel by 3/12/2021 for a full refund. After 3/12/2021, no refunds will be available.
How do I sign up?
Sign up by purchasing the course at www.jessicakaminski.com/shop Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with your Zoom link for the Parent Support Session and a link for a Google form to tell more about your student. Materials for the first session will be sent by Sunday, March 7, 2021 including a link to join the course from Canvas Learning Management System.