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Common Core Math Practices

MAT-930
3 Credits
Online
4.90/5.00
Discover how to engage your students in the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this course, you will explore specific strategies for developing mathematically proficient students who reason, apply mathematics to problems and communicate precisely about their thinking. Opportunities for online collaboration and resource sharing make this course a powerful vehicle for professional growth and classroom change. Teachers may complete this course with or without students.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Paul Reimer

Instructor
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.