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Assessing Students Math Learning (4 - 12)

3 Credits
Discover powerful ways to assess students' mathematics learning in this ONLINE course which is designed to help teachers. Specific resources and activities provided will encourage the development of appropriate Common Core assessment tasks such as writing, open-ended questions, portfolios, and journals. Teachers will learn how these various forms of assessment can provide detailed information about student learning and thought processes. Teachers may complete this course with or without students.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Paul Reimer

I believe in the power of ongoing, collaborative learning opportunities for teachers that develop usable knowledge and shared practices. I have been active in education for more than 20 years as a teacher, instructional coach, workshop presenter, and designer of mathematics programs at the K-12 level. Currently I am a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University where I am exploring the relationship between teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and practices. My courses deal with issues that many teachers of mathematics have experienced. How do I best assess my students? How can I get students talking about math, and how do I facilitate that discussion? How do I get out of the textbook and into an engaging task that harnesses curiosity and makes use of critical thinking and reasoning? Developing shared practices around these ideas through collaborative reflection and support is the focus of our online community.