Afterschool Math Plus Curriculum and Training
In this workshop series, participants will be introduced to evidence-based strategies to support students in developing a positive math identity by exploring mathematics in everyday experiences. The highly engaging, hands-on experiences of After-School Math Plus (ASM+) also build students’ awareness of the importance of math skills for future educational choices and career options.
The program engages students in grades 3-8 who are attending out-of-school-time programs. Participants will leave the training with two Afterschool Math Plus units: ArtMath: Tessellations and the Golden Ratio and The Built Environment: Scale and Ratio with lessons/activities. Each unit consists of 5 main activities each 90 minutes each.
Participants will be expected to attend five virtual meetings, one every three weeks, from September through December. Sessions will meet on Tuesdays (September 20, October 11, November 1 and 22, and December 13) from 9:30-10:45 PST / 12:30-1:45 EST to ensure afterschool staff are available to participate.
The workshop series is best suited for program front-line staff, site leaders, and staff trainers. It can also be appropriate for others working with youth, such as volunteers and parents. It is equally appropriate for those with prior math teaching experience and those who are new to it.
September 1: Deadline to apply
September 7th: Participants will be notified
September – December: Participants attend five training sessions on the following dates:
- September 20 (12:30-1:45 pm EST) – Session 1 – Orientation and Equity
- October 11 (12:30-1:45 pm EST) – Session 2 – ArtMath: Tessellations and the Golden Ratio
- November 1 (12:30-1:45 pm EST) – Session 3 – ArtMath: Hosting an Art Exhibition
- November 22 (12:30-1:45 pm EST) – Session 4 – The Built Environment: Scale and Ratio
- December 13 (12:30-1:45 pm EST) – Session 5 – The Built Environment: Creating the Ideal Community
About FHI 360
FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world. FHI 360’s education work in the United States spans the continuum of learning and development from early childhood to adulthood. Our programs are designed to improve teaching and learning, increase family involvement, promote learning in formal and informal education settings, foster business and education partnerships, expand access to education for children and youth with disabilities, and enhance career and college readiness.