Chicken Rings and Other Things was started by an elementary school teacher who took a Math Their Way workshop from Mary Baratta-Lorton in 1975. She used Math Their Way with her first graders and ended up joining the team at the Center for Innovation in Education in 1978. The Center is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to helping teachers find better methods for teaching mathematical concepts to elementary students.
After serving as the Math Their Way workshop coordinator and instructor for many years, Susan returned to the classroom in 1999. She decided to continue making the chicken rings available to teachers since the Center was handling only the proprietary materials created by Mary Baratta-Lorton. Chicken rings have been a favorite of teachers, students, crafters, and farmers for many years.
Chicken Rings and Other Things is located in California. Now that Susan is enjoying retirement, she is busier than ever. However, you may leave a message or send an email if you wish to contact her.
Mathematics Their Way workshops are very helpful for transitional kindergarten, pre-kindergaten, and kindergarten teachers to help better prepare children for the Common Core Standards. To learn more about how to apply for a workshop in your area, contact the Center for Innovation in Education.
The Center for Innovation in Education website offers books and materials for sale as well as online applications to apply for a workshop in your area.
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