Contact Us

Karen Meyer
Extension Educator, S.T.E.M.
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805

Math Outside the Book

Math Outside the Book

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In these math workshops teachers will experience classroom-ready activities which they will be able to use with their students immediately.

Each workshop will be geared to a particular grade band and provide an extensive collection of materials and ideas that are ready to use!

Teachers will receive ISBE professional development hours.  Sessions can be held at your school or district as well as an Extension office in Chicago, Westchester or Matteson.

Topics include:

  • High impact, low cost, low prep activities to engage your students in fun ways to practice and review math concepts
  • Effective ways to use manipulatives to broaden students’ understanding
  • Experiencing and sharing strategies to differentiate activities for all learners
  • Hands-on ideas to reinforce your curriculum – no matter what series you use
  • Playing games that you can use with your whole class, set up in math centers, use as part of family math nights, or include in math back packs
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the 8 Math Practice Standards
  • Learning some new and fresh ideas as well as some “oldies but goodies”
  • Collaborating with other teachers to sharpen your math teaching skills

For more information please contact Karen Meyer ( or 708.449.4320