Decoding & Encoding: As Important for Success in Math as for Success in Reading

  • Wed, October 19, 2016
  •  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location San Francisco Presidio Hill School, 3839 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

David Berg, ET, Founder & Director of the Making Math Real Institute 

Just as students must learn to decode and encode the alphabetic code to read and spell, so too, must students learn to decode and encode the codes of math to understand and apply the mathematics. Math is a series of interconnected codes – a symbolic shorthand to express what is real. All math content from kindergarten through calculus is comprised of these interconnected codes. If students (and teachers) understand the codes, they will be successful in math. If the codes are not taught or are incorrectly taught, students are likely to be confused and struggle unnecessarily in math.

David Berg is an author, educational therapist, international lecturer, consultant, and professional development provider for universities, conferences, public and private schools, learning disabilities organizations, and SELPAs. During his 40 years in education, he has taught all grades from kindergarten through postgraduate and has worked nationwide with thousands of educators of all levels and students of all ages. For more information about Making Math Real, please visit

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