Checking For Understanding & Correcting Misconceptions in Elementary Math (6 hrs)

(6 Hours) This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing.  They will also learn a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content, so they are able to assess the effectiveness of their teaching.  Participants will also be able to recognize twelve of the most common math misconceptions, and will be ready to correct those misconceptions through a variety of instructional strategies taught in this course.


Course Guiding Question:

Once I have recognized math misconceptions in my students, or observe a lack of understanding of any particular skills, what strategies can I implement to correct those misconceptions and improve my students’ content knowledge?

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • How to establish a classroom culture in which it is acceptable to make mistakes, and learn from them
  • A variety of strategies to check for understanding, both formally and informally
  • A basic overview of the 12 most common math misconceptions in elementary students
  • A variety of strategies that can be implemented to help correct those misconceptions

Wendy Lipe, Instructor

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 9 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher ESL State Certified TAG Certified
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities (ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)


CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 CPE hours. Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit. CPE# 902-391


Check For Understanding Strategy Guide


Effectiveness Checklist


Classroom Culture Evaluation Tool


Intervention Plan Template


Correcting Elementary Math Misconceptions Strategy Guide


Math Check For Understanding & Intervention Plan

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