Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Math Games For Grades 4-8 Educators
March 10th, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm | Harper College - Wojcik Center

Math Games For Grades 4-8 Educators

with John Felling


Are you looking for engaging and effective ways to help your 4th to 8th grade students gain confidence and competence with key math concepts?

Come prepared to play math games that incorporate the use of cards, dice, multi-sided dice, number lines, fraction manipulatives, and other easily found math manipulatives.

Expected Outcomes:
-Understanding Place Value System including Whole Numbers and Decimals
- Fact Fluency Intervention
- Basic Facts
- Fractions, Decimals and Percent including Operations with Fractions
- Multi-Digit Operations including Order of Operations
- Beginning Algebra and Linear Equations
- Integers and Operations with Integers
-Statistics, Data Management and Organization of Data in Charts and Graphs
-Interpretations and Inferences based on data presented in graphs

Throughout the workshop participants will have opportunity to play each game, learn how to differentiate the activities, how to develop math journal extensions, maximize math talk and integrate problem solving strategies, and how to use the game activities for assessment purposes. Student samples, game boards, ideas for whole/small group instruction will be provided. Interspersed will be practical ideas for classroom organization and management to ensure effective implementation of games as a teaching strategy. Ideas for developing weekly lesson plans, and samples will be shared. Participants will be able to implement what they learn the next day in their classrooms and schools.


Who Should Attend?

4-8th Grade teachers, teacher assistants, special ed and after school program staff, curriculum coordinators, teacher coaches. This is great timing for teachers to plan summer school programs and also to PLAN for solid implementation for your classrooms.


Registration includes: 

  • 5.5 PD hours
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Lunch on your own


John Felling has been an educational leader for over 35 years. He is a published authorand consultant providing insight and expertise in the areas of Math, English Language Arts, Physical Education, Teaching and School Administration. He has presented at many national conferences and conventions including ASCD Conferences on
Teaching Excellence, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conventions as well as many provincial and state conventions throughout North America.




Ways to Register

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: ILASCD John Felling — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Conference Fees:

Early Bird Rate - good thru 12/9/19:  $125

IL ASCD Member $150

1 Person Each $199* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $179** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $169**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $98


Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.


Registration deadline: March 3, 2020


A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.  Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing  dscowde@ilstu.edu