- Pam Hoggard
HillMath components include: Fluency, Number Sense, Review, Problem Solving, Curriculum, and Reflection.
HillMath students are taught using a multisensory, systematic approach to mathematics instruction. Hill Math is not a program but a strategic collection of research-based methods and approaches to teach math effectively to all students. HillMath offers suggestions of how instructors can target specific gaps and skills development for each student right from the start.
- Students learn by utilizing manipulatives to develop understanding of basic “concrete” math concepts and develop better number sense.
- Instructors scaffold lessons on these basic skills to guide students to mastery.
- Students then can apply these basic skills in their work with more “abstract” math concepts.
- Students learn how to approach and solve numerous types of word problems through a variety of problem structures and strategies.
The Hill Math 2-day workshop provides K-8 teachers and support staff with research-based strategies to support struggling learners, develop conceptual understanding of math concepts, and differentiate instruction for each learner. It provides teachers insight as to the structure of the Hill Math components and actual tasks and resources teachers can implement during their math block. This workshop is grounded in how to facilitate meaningful math discussion. K-5 teachers will further explore math talk moves and ways to build number sense through number talks and games. In addition, teachers will learn how to support students in being successful in solving word problems. Specifically, how to expose students to a variety of problem-types and how to use and interpret student work to better meet the needs of each individual learner.
K-8 teachers, math specialists, special education teachers