This course is one of a four-course series entitled Anyone Can Learn Math, which is designed to help teachers make math accessible to all students. The other three courses in the series are:
- EDUO 9522: Math Made Easy
- EDUO 9521: Stress Free Math
- EDUO 9524: Learn Math Through Writing
Although Math Made Easy is NOT a prerequisite for the other three courses, it does provide a foundation for them. Math Made Easy, Learning Math in Groups, and Stress Free Math all require one book entitled Math for Humans by Mark Wahl. The fourth class, Learning Math through Writing, requires a separate book entitled Writing in Math Class by Marilyn Burns.
Not everyone can learn math by working independently, especially if they already struggle with the subject. Some students need to interact with others while learning. It should also be noted that the new Common Core State Standards requires students to be able to solve problems while working with others. The content in Learning Math in Groups EDUO 9523 is design to give teachers the skills needed to implement cooperative learning while teaching math. Doing so will help move their curriculum more inline with the new standards as well as reach the students that require a more social approach to learning.
After completing the course Learning Math in Groups, you will demonstrate or indicate:
- How Garner’s theory of multiple intelligences can be used to enhance cooperative learning
- How to plan math lessons utilizing cooperative learning
- How to communicate to your colleagues the benefits of cooperative learning
Ryan PickettB.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology
K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.
Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.
"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."
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