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Go Figure: Making Math Make Sense is a Course

Go Figure: Making Math Make Sense

Jan 23 - Feb 20, 2022
30.0 credits

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Full course description

Most students name math as their most difficult subject.  U.S. students’ math performance is not presented positively in the news.  Teachers struggle with standards that often deliver content to students who are not developmentally ready for it yet.  Parents find helping their children with math to be very challenging as strategies for teaching math have changed so dramatically in just one generation.  In this course, comparisons between U.S. math performance and that of other high-performing countries will be explored.  We will take a closer look at the content and methods used successfully from a global perspective.  We will also look carefully at our current math curriculum and strategies, and ways that we can improve math understanding among our students.  Participants will develop methods specific to their own students that will help to create deeper number sense and a strong foundation for high school and beyond. Resources to build confidence and performance for all students will be presented. This activity is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for math content and practice and the CPS Framework for Teaching Components:  1c, 1d and 2b.
Several days prior to the start of the course, participants receive an email with instructions for accessing the course. A week’s material is posted at the start of each week.  Participants are expected to read content and review various resources, write replies/answer questions, share experiences, and engage in discussions with the course facilitator and other participants.  None of the assignments are completed in "real-time;" you can work at the times that best suit your own schedule.  
Course Dates: 1/23/2022 - 2/19/2022
Time: Any time!  24/7 on your schedule
Coupon: Use the code CTUF25 on the Teacher’s Teacher website for $25 off classes! Or if you register for 3 classes at the same time, use the code CTUF100 for $100 off 3 classes.
In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.