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Wed, Jan 24



Math Matters (4 of 25 Series): Ratio and Proportion

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Math Matters (4 of 25 Series):  Ratio and Proportion
Math Matters (4 of 25 Series):  Ratio and Proportion

Time & Location

Jan 24, 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM



About the Event

In consideration of the challenges many teachers and schools face to increase students' math scores, NASA is offering a series of free credit and salary advancement bearing workshops facilitated by Bill Hanlon.

Thank you Algebra 0 and Imagine Learning for making this FREE offering possible!


Math Matters (4 of 25 Series): Ration and Proportion

***Please consider donating to the NASA College Scholarship Fund for graduating Nevada HS Students upon checkout ONLY IF you are able to do so***

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bill Hanlon

Former Director of the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program


30+ Year Educator


Former Coordinator of Clark County School District’s Math/Science Institute

Bill Hanlon, the former Director of the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, has been an educator for over thirty years. His educational experiences include teaching at the junior high, senior high, and college levels. He was the coordinator of Clark County School District’s Math/Science Institute and was responsible for K-12 math audits. He served on the Nevada State Board of Education, Regional Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and as a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) States Partnership Board. He hosted a television series on local PBS, “Algebra, you can do it!” and taught math at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to prospective school teachers.

Bill’s knowledge of mathematics combined with his knowledge and insight of working with students living in poverty brings uniqueness to his brand of professional development in mathematics. Based on the foundation that students should feel comfortable in their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, Bill has delivered one single, consistent message that he has continued to repeat over the years using his “6+1” strategies.

Bill is an author, Teaching Struggling Student in Mathematics, and Building Success on Success a consultant, speaker and provides professional development that supports teachers and administrators who work with struggling students in mathematics.


This workshop is specially designed for superintendents, school administrators, curriculum specialists, school strategists, department heads, professional developers or anyone that has a role in supporting math teachers K-12.

Increasing math proficiency and achievement requires improved instruction.

Teacher evaluations typically emphasize “instructional” strategies – to improve math instruction greater emphasis must be placed on math content strategies.

This workshop will address your knowledge and understanding of math and will result in making specific recommendations  to teachers that will improve instruction and result in increased student achievement and comfort levels learning mathematics.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive an extensive resource electronic booklet containing:

·  Instructional and assessment recommendations

·  Examples of linkages to introduce topics in familiar language so students are more comfortable in their learninG

·  Specific simple, straight-forward examples to be used with initial instruction,

·  Repeated scaffolding examples to reach grade level expectations

·  Strategies on building in repetition struggling students and students living in poverty students need to be successful

·  Strategies to create tests that set students up for success not only on unit tests but also on high-stakes exams

·  Sample of unit test using test design

Thank you Algebra 0 for being the Primary Sponsor!

Dr. Michael Liu

Algebra Zero Project Director


Thank you Imagine Learning for being a Sponsor!

Brian Pollack

Account Executive, Nevada



  1. A FREE extension resource electronic booklet detailed above.
  2. 3 hours toward license renewal statewide for any licensed employee
  3. In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 1CU - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH (unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)!
  4. CCSD licensed employees should be aware that professional development activities must be related to the educator/licensed professional’s assignment. CCSD teachers with any questions or concerns should reach out to the PGS Department at
  5. In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 1 hour toward step-advancement - not both for administrators (maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!
  6. Salary advancement in Clark, Washoe and most other school districts and charters. Since Washoe and many Nevada school districts award salary advancement in .5 credit increments, Washoe and participants from some other Nevada counties will need to attend 5 free workshops in this series for 1 credit, 10 free workshops for 2 credits, 15 free workshops for 3 credits, 20 free workshops for 4 credits and 25 free workshops for 5 credits. Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.
  7. Educators in other districts and/or charters / private parochial schools should check with your employer to determine how they award salary advancement and we will work with you accordingly IF attendance at these FREE workshops count with your employer.
  8. Participants that attend 20 or more of these FREE workshops will be invited to an honorary dinner with dignitaries in education celebrating their attendance. They will be issued a commendation certificate that they can place in their personnel folders indicating their mastery


ALL From 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

1.  Basic Facts, Algorithms & Word Problems - Wednesday, January 10

2.  Fractions - Wednesday, January 17

3.  Decimals - Monday, January 22

4.  Ratio & Proportion - Wednesday, January 24

5.  Exponentials - Wednesday, January 31

6.  Integers - Wednesday, February 7

7.  Area, Perimeter & Volume - Wednesday, February 21

8.  Linear Equations & Inequalities - Wednesday, February 28

9.  Algebra Word Problems – 1 variable - Wednesday, March 6

10.  Polynomial Operations & Factoring - Wednesday, March 20

11.  Equations of Lines - Wednesday, March 27

12.   Solve Quadratic Equations & Inequalities - Monday, April 1

13.  Graphing Parabola - Wednesday, April 3

14.  Intro to Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion - Wednesday, April 10

15.  Systems of Equations - Wednesday, April 17

16.  Algebra Word Problems – 2 variables - Wednesday, April 24

17.  Radicals & Radical Equations - Wednesday, May 1

18.  Intro to Probability - Wednesday, May 8

19.  Naming Angles & Relationships Parallel lines - Wednesday, May 15

20.  Triangles & Polygons - Wednesday, May 22

21.  Congruence - Wednesday, May 29

22.  Similar Triangles - Wednesday, June 5

23.  Intro Right Triangles - Wednesday, June 12

24.  Intro Right Triangle Trig- Wednesday, June 19

25.  Circle Theorems - Wednesday, June 26EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:



·  To receive the full credit, participants will need to be in attendance for the entire 3 hours.

·  This is an interactive FREE workshop that requires participants to be on-task and participate. Participation is expected for optimal learning.

·  To receive credit, your camera must be turned on, you must be in the picture, respond in the chats and you must turn in your in-class assignment by 7:30 PM.

·  If for some reason the Mr. Hanlon gets disconnected during the meeting, give him 10 minutes to reestablish the connection. If that does not occur, check your email for updated instructions.

·  The HANDOUTS for these workshops can be found on Mr. Hanlon’s website;, link to RESOURCES, then choose Professional Development 6+1. Downloading the handouts is not a requirement, but you may find it helpful in following along.

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