Visual Algebra

Time and Place

Monday-Thursday, August 6-9
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Menlo School in Atherton, CA

I will also offer an abbreviated two-day version of the workshop (grades 6-8) in the Algebra for All summer program of the New York City Department of Education.


In this four-day workshop, I will present a wealth of visual approaches to the teaching of algebra in grades 7-11, including:
  • Lab Gear manipulatives for basic symbol manipulation
  • geoboard lattices for slope and radicals
  • a powerful parallel axes representation for functions
  • intelligent use of technology
  • three distinct visual paths to the quadratic formula

Participants will learn techniques that will allow them to better serve the whole range of students by offering:

  • greater access, because of addressing multiple intelligences
  • greater challenge, because of expecting multi-dimensional understanding
  • greater variety, because of using manipulative and electronic tools

(I am available to offer this workshop or part of it for your school or district -- please get in touch with me.)