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A LIVE 6-week Master Class taught by Jessica Kaminski, M.Ed. taught in small group with resources, video and so much more!

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Six 30-minute sessions held via Zoom

Small group of 12 students to meet the individual needs of each student

Two parent sessions held via Zoom to meet the needs of each student

Printed Student Workbook to practice and master content with video- The Problem Solving Handbook for Addition and Subtraction 

Digital and video resources for additional practice

Taught by a certified teacher, author of two best-selling Singapore math textbooks and math specialist

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Did you know there are 15 different addition and subtraction problem types that students are to master by the end of Grade 2?  That means that students should have exposure to a variety of word problems that help them make sense of addition and subtraction through part-whole models and comparison models. 

In this course, your student will build confidence with reading comprehension while understanding how models can help solve problems.

Small Group Instruction to Master Your Content No Matter What Textbook You Use!

Now only $179 per student until February 26, 2022!

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 What are the goals of the course?


This course will help students understand the meaning of all 15 addition and subtraction word problem scenarios.  Students will learn comprehension strategies to make sense of word problems in the class while practicing using their own copies of The Problem Solving Handbook for Addition and Subtraction with extra video lessons. Students will learn how bar models can help make sense of the problem and show the operation by solving multi-step problems involving all for addition and subtraction. The course will end with a culminating activity where students are able to try out the different strategies to learn how to solve real-world problems.


 What grade levels are best suited for the course?


This course is best designed for students in Grades 2-3 who have already learned to add and subtract whole numbers.  These word problems will require students to add and subtract with and without renaming up to 4-digit numbers.  Students do not need to have a bar modeling background and will learn more about the skill throughout the course.  This is part 1 of a word problem series.  This course will lay the foundation for other courses.


 How many students are going to be part of the course?


The course will be held weekly via a Zoom call using video and audio.  To keep the course engaging and provide scaffolded instruction, there will be a limit of 12 students to each course.  There will be a waiting list provided. In the event that there are more than 20 students who sign up, the possibility of other courses will be considered due to available time/instructors


 How will the course be conducted?


The course will be held weekly using a Zoom room with video and audio.  Students will interact during the class using Google slides and other digital technology.  Materials for the course will be placed in the Teachable course format. Zoom sessions will be recorded (with parent consent) and placed in the Module for review. Recordings will only be placed in the Teachable format for student viewing only and will be deleted once the course is finished.  However, the printable content will be available for life.


 What will be expected of my student?


Each student will be expected to attend each week at the specific time and be a good classmate.  Students

should be an active participant in the class while maintaining a respectful attitude towards others.  Students will be asked to answer questions and show his or her thinking during the class while using audio, video and the provided technology tools.


 What will be expected of the parents?


Parents will be expected to attend the first meet and greet session to discuss the course held on March 2, 2022 to discuss expectations and requirements.  Parents will be asked to be available to your student during each weekly session to help your student with any issues especially during the first session.  Parents are encouraged to use the provided weekly materials to continue the content throughout the week so that your student can work towards proficiency for the following lessons.


What learning materials will be provided?


Each week, lesson plans that are tied directly to the session will be provided with printable and digital resources. These lesson plans will address ways to practice.  Video lessons from Jessica’s learning library will also be shared as a way for students to continue the learning throughout the week.  Students are encouraged to practice and share their learning via the message boards that will be created during the course.  Materials and course information will be available for lifetime access. More information can be found by referencing the weekly syllabus and will be added as the course is in session. 


What materials will we need for the course?


Connecting cubes, construction paper, dry erase markers, page protectors and a whiteboard will be used for the live classes.  Students should have access to print out the given materials prior to attending the live class.


 How much is the course?


This course is $179.  This fee includes 1 parent introduction session, six 30-minute live student sessions, and one optional 15-minute private parent summary session provided by a certified teacher and author of two best-selling Singapore math series.  This also includes all the printable materials and videos in the video library found at during the length of the course and lifetime access to the course videos and materials.  Materials will be shipped to you.


 Is the course refundable if we decide it is not a good fit?


This course will be refundable after the first lesson only (by March 8, 2022).  To cancel the course and materials, the parent must email Jessica at to receive a refund of the price of the class without the printed materials ($149).  After 3/8/2021, no refunds will be available.


What happens next?

After this course, there will be two more courses available for students in Grades 3-6.  These courses will build upon these concepts.

 How do I sign up?


Sign up by purchasing the course at   Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with your Zoom link for the Parent Support Session and a link for a Google form to tell more about your student.  Materials for the first session will be sent by Sunday, March 6, 2022 including a link to join the course from Teachable.

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