Teacher to Teacher Press is a mathematics publisher for teachers and was founded in 1995 by Brad Fulton and Bill Lombard. The success of the company has been built on the concept of Conceptual Layering.
Brad and Bill host a companion website, Teacher to Teacher Press. On this site you may find more materials to help math teachers, such as:
- TTTPress books
- TTTPress DVDs
- TTTPress PowerPoint presentations
- FREE Activities from TTTPress books
- Resources for math teachers and students
- FREE handouts from conferences
Many of the activities Mr. L uses in class originated from TTTPress materials and concepts. TTTPress books are used by more than 10,000 teachers nationwide in classes from Kindergarten through college.
Brad and Bill provide training to math teachers through conference presentations and day-long workshops. Onsite workshops are normally six hours in length and include a complete, ready-to-implement Resource Handbook of approximately 100 pages for all paid participants. Workshops may also be customized or specifically designed according to your needs. Here are some of the more popular workshops:
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents – Creative Connections that Work
You will receive over three weeks of activities to help students see the connections between fractions, decimals and percents. These activities foster comprehension in new and unique ways. Conceptual understanding and computational accuracy are developed concurrently.
Number Sense – The Key to Bridging the Gap to Higher Mathematical Thinking
All mathematical understanding is built upon number sense. This workshop will help your students develop critical number sense skills while they have fun at the same time.
Developing Algebraic Thinking with Understanding Instead of Tears
This workshop is designed to enable younger students to understand and become proficient with algebraic concepts, while ideas for extensions make the activities presented just as appropriate for older students in formal algebra classes.
The Pattern & Function Connection – Relating Algebra to Their World
This workshop provides an easy and effective way to introduce students to linear functions, with extensions to advanced functions. Students move from physical and models to pictorial and graphical representations, then to symbolic expressions of functions.
Standards-Aligned Activities and Games that Motivate and Engage Students
This workshop shows you how to incorporate skills practice to increase proficiency without decreasing enthusiasm.
This workshop could also be called “The Best Activities from Our File Cabinets to Yours”. These standards-aligned activities engage students, then allow them to explore the activities, and provide extensions for future mathematical growth.
The Language of Math: Helping Students Speak, Write, and Think Mathematically
This workshop shows participants why language matters in the math class. Language shows us what a student is thinking, and takes a student to a deeper level of understanding. Included is a simple writing prompt template, over 40 journal prompts in several categories, and 30 prompts ready for you to make overhead transparencies. All students will benefit from this approach!
Data, Probability, and Statistics . . . Literacy for a Mathematical World
This workshop covers the four components of data: data gathering, data displays, data interpretation, and data inference. Several motivating games are included that will make probability come alive as well as teach the important concepts. All major types of data displays and data interpretation/inference techniques are explained so that participants will be successful with their students. This is a real hands-on application of a most important topic for today’s information age.
Geometry: A Mathematical Reflection of the Physical World
This workshop will develop vocabulary, concepts of area, perimeter, measurement, congruence, and geometric models of algebra. We also cover the Pythagorean Theorem, informal proofs, the Van Hiele model, isometric drawing, and constructions. Patterns in geometry are included to allow students that allow students to make t-tables and do coordinate graphing. These materials work well with symbolic, visual, and tactile learners, both as teachers and students
All workshops provide participants with complete standards-based ready-to-use activities. These activities require minimal preparation, use materials commonly found in classrooms, and give clear and specific directions and format. Participants will also receive journal prompts, homework suggestions, and ideas for extensions and assessment.