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Stern Structural Arithmetic

Instructors: Temple Ary, M.A. and Anne Bode, M.A

Part I: MONDAY, July 15 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Numerical foundations, addition  and subtraction within 100, place  value, and money

Part II: ThursdaY, July 18 - Friday, july 19, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Multiplication, division, fractions,  decimals, and time

Fee: $550 ($350 for Part I only; $250 for Part II only)

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Learn to support your students’ development of number sense and understanding of the operations through  the use of Stern Structural Arithmetic, a systematic, multi-sensory system that engages students in the discovery  of fundamental mathematical principles.

This interactive workshop series includes demonstrations of the Structural Arithmetic materials and activities, including games, student videos, and hands-on practice.

The Structural Arithmetic Program, developed and taught by Catherine Stern, Margaret Stern and Toni Gould  for over six decades, is a renowned standard for effective mathematics instruction. It equips teachers with a  multi-sensory, structured, systematic, and thorough program that gives children a strong foundation for all math skills. Stern has been extremely successful in supporting students with language processing and/or learning  difficulties, as well as second language learners. For more information about the program, please visit www.SternMath.com.

Speaker Bios

Temple Ary received her Masters in Special Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA(1982). She began her teaching career in Boston at the Carroll School for students with dyslexia. She was the Lower School a math specialist at The Ramaz Lower School in New York City until 2018. Currently she conducts workshops to train teachers how to use the Stern Materials. She started working with Margaret Stern in 1992, when she was looking for an effective way to teach math to students with learning disabilities. She has taught courses at Lesley College, Hunter College, SUNY at Albany, The College of Saint Rose and Albany BOSES.  She has conducted workshops for teachers on how to teach math Stern Materials for at least 30 different public, charter, and private schools and has spoken for organizations including Everyone Reading, IDA and NCTM.


Anne Bode received her Masters in Special Education (2008) and her Masters in Leadership in Mathematics (2014) from Bank Street College of Education. She has been a special education teacher for 15 years at both the Stephen Gaynor School, a school for students with language-based learning disabilities, and at the Convent of the Sacred Heart as a Middle School Learning Specialist. Currently, at Stephen Gaynor, she works as a math specialist to design curriculum, mentor and collaborate with teachers, and teach math to students in small groups. She has been using Stern Structural Arithmetic for her entire teaching career and integrates it with the Singapore curriculum.