This course guides the teacher towards information that will help in the successful preparation, implementation and evaluation of a classroom lesson that fulfills mathematical practice #6 (Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.)
Relating to the Common Core Mathematical Practice Standard #6, the teacher will be able to:
- explain the standard to people of varying abilities, ages & education
- use different materials to teach the standard
- develop an effective time line within a teaching plan
- create assessment processes that evaluates the ability of the students to grasp the standard
- analyze this class experience as to how well it helped prepare to teach the mathematical standard
Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.
Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.Register Now
20 years teaching middle school and high school math.
Professional Outlook: I enjoy helping my students see that math has a place in their lives, and that they can be successful.
Personal: I enjoy cooking, reading, skiing, the beach and anything that involves spending time with my dog.