Course Description

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This course is designed to allow teachers and staff the opportunity to study in depth the Mathematical Teaching Practices (MTP) that inform instruction. The course supports all math teachers in implementing and sustaining the MTP Framework to strengthen standards based instruction and promote student growth through activities that strengthen modeling and reasoning skills. Educators will use research based practices to create the optimal conditions for learner centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning, and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms (Liljedahl, 2021).

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn about 14 specific teaching practices described in the book to enhance mathematics learning
  • Plan and implement teaching practices discussed, reflect on their effectiveness on student engagement and learning of mathematics, and get feedback from course members to improve instructional practices
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to the Building Thinking Classrooms structure to enhance student discourse, reasoning, and problem solving
  • Strategically select tasks that align with lesson goals and course outcomes
  • Apply learning to their focused collaboration sessions to share successful strategies and activities

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 - 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators of mathematics.

Course Materials: Text, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K-12 by Peter Liljedahl available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore

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