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Number & Operations

PRIME is a professional development system for teachers and administrators, designed to increase teacher understanding of mathematics, through courses and accompanying resources.

PRIME is implemented through two types of strand-based courses; teacher courses, and facilitator courses.

Various Strand Courses for Teachers and for Facilitators are being held Nationally. Please click here for the current course schedule.

Number and Operations Teacher Course:

  • Helps teachers to build their own understanding of math content
  • Introduces teachers to the PRIME Developmental Maps and Tools
  • Shows teachers how to determine where students are in their mathematics understanding using the Developmental Maps
  • Provides strategies to move students forward and to differentiate instruction
Who should attend:
K-8 teachers or 7-12 teachers

Course Length:
Three days, depending on the strand

Training Delivered By:
A District Facilitator who has completed a PRIME Facilitator Course in the relevant strand or a Nelson Education Facilitator.

One strand kit per participant.

Number and Operations Facilitator Course:
  • Uses a "Train-the-Trainer" model
  • Teaches facilitators how to train other teachers in their district
  • Features in-depth training to develop expertise to share with peers
  • Builds district capacity by giving facilitators the ability to deliver training to teachers within their districts
Who should attend:
Mathematics consultants, department heads, lead teachers, mentors, coaches, special education teachers, and key teachers with enthusiasm for lifelong learning in mathematics.

Course Length:
Four days, depending on the strand

Training Delivered By:
Nelson Education Facilitator

One strand kit per participant. One facilitator guide per participant.
In addition to courses and resources for the five strands of the mathematics curriculum, PRIME also features a School Mathematics Improvement Course