## CRA Math Instructional Methods

### January 27, 2020 - March 4, 2020

**CRA Math Instructional Methods**

This professional development opportunity will support teachersâ€™ learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of addition and subtraction. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner.

Teaching through a concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction supports studentsâ€™ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. The CRA sequencing of instruction is evidenced to be an effective instructional practice (Gersten et al, 2009; NMP, 2008; Riccomini & Witzel, 2010; Witzel 2005). Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the planning and implementation process. The PaTTAN Mathematics Initiative has created structures that will increase teachersâ€™ ability to immediately implement the concrete-representational-abstract sequence of instruction as a method of making more mathematics accessible to more students.

**Choose the CRA math day(s) you would like to attend!**

January 27, 2020 ~ Early Numeracy, Addition, & Subtraction (Audience/PreK - 5th)

February 4, 2020 ~ Multiplication, Division, & Fractions (Audience/2nd - 8th)

March 4, 2020 ~ Fractions, Integers and Equations (Audience/3rd - 8th)

**Workshop Objectives**

- Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction.
- Understand the benefits of CRA that impact instruction and learning.
- Develop skills necessary to instruct students on early numeracy skills and concepts using a CRA sequence of instruction.