I have to start by saying there is no such thing as Orton-Gillingham (OG) math. This training is Mortenson Math. Jerry Mortensen was a Montessori teacher, trained by Mario Montessori. I also discuss the neuroscience of learning and how to help students overcome a negative relationship with math.
Multisensory Math training is for:
-OG tutors whose clients need help in math,
-homeschool parents who want their children to excel in math,
-teachers who want to incorporate base ten blocks into their classrooms,
-and anyone who wants to become a math tutor.
During this online class, participants will learn to use base ten blocks to teach math to children in a fun and engaging way. This includes why multisensory instruction leads to better comprehension, Montessori principles, and general principles of teaching math. This training is a total of 15 hours over 5 days.
Math topics to be covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, problem solving, and negative numbers. We will also do each type of problem with variables so you will be able to use blocks to help your children when they start algebra.
It is strongly recommended that participants have base ten blocks prior to this training. I use Mortensen Math blocks. Math-U-See blocks are nearly identical and work perfectly well. These blocks are superior to the flats-rods-units sets because there is a block for each of the digits 1 – 9.
Participants will have access to videos of the training.
Comments from attendees:
“You are phenomenal!! I appreciate this workshop.” -Dameka, Math Specialist
“I am a mom of a son who is dyslexic and has dyscalculia. I wish that we would have been able to find you a few years ago. I am, as are both my boys, ADHD. I just wanted to tell you how much these slides hit home for me.” -Marie, OG Tutor
“Thank you for today. I felt hope for the first time in a long time journey with math.” -Anna, Homeschool Mother of a child with Dyscalculia
“I took online training with Kirk and I am so excited to use my blocks with my students. I have already used several of his strategies with my students.” -Diane, OG Tutor
“I had questions, Kirk not only had answers, but he showed me how to work it out with the blocks.. Very helpful and easy to work with!” -Lisa, OG Tutor
“Phenomenal material and teacher! Recommend for anyone who teaches kids in any subject!” – Madison, Elementary Teacher
“With this training I can teach my kids math and make it fun, not boring.” -Sarah, Respiratory Therapist
“We really enjoyed your seminar – as we face homeschooling our kids this year, the quality content that you provided gave us a great base from which to start as we move forward in their mathematical understanding. Thanks so much!” -Christina & Ivan