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Focus on Algebra: Introducing Linear Functions (2018)

Use the power of classroom discussion to teach the big ideas behind linear functions.

About this Course

Focus on Algebra: Introduction to Linear Functions demonstrates how discussion can be used to help students understand the big ideas behind linear functions through honest inquiry and constructive feedback. This course uses a virtual classroom to experience student-centered problem-solving instruction with an expert teacher and actual students. Earn CPE credit in this self-paced course while expanding your ability to inspire students to grow in their understanding of the key concepts of algebra.

 

Registration End
Nov 15, 2018

Course Duration

3.0 weeks
Self-Paced

Time Required

4 hours
per week

CPE hours available

12.00 CPE
hours available

Course Start: Feb. 15, 2018

Duration: 3.0 weeks, Self-Paced

Time Required: 4

CPEs: 12.00 CPE hours available

What You'll Learn

What student-centered problem solving instruction looks like
How to integrate sequenced rich tasks, student thinking, and discussion to your regular instructional routine
How to reframe the big ideas of linear functions by solving complex tasks collaboratively
How to use supportive questioning to assist your students' conceptual understanding
How to use graphing calculators and motion detectors to understand linear functions
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About the Instructor

course instructor

Pam Harris

A former secondary mathematics teacher, Pam currently teaches at Texas State University. Pam is lead author of Discovering Advanced Algebra, and author of Algebra Problem Strings, Advanced Algebra Problem Strings, Building Powerful Numeracy for Middle & High School Students, Lessons & Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, and Building Powerful Numeracy: A Facilitator’s Guide. Pam is a K-12 mathematics education consultant, a T³ (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Instructor, and an author and coauthor of several professional development workshops. Pam presents frequently at conferences. Her particular interests include numeracy, sequencing tasks, technology, assessment, and vertical connectivity in curricula in schools K-12.

About the Instructor

Pam Harris

A former secondary mathematics teacher, Pam currently teaches at Texas State University. Pam is lead author of Discovering Advanced Algebra, and author of Algebra Problem Strings, Advanced Algebra Problem Strings, Building Powerful Numeracy for Middle & High School Students, Lessons & Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, and Building Powerful Numeracy: A Facilitator’s Guide. Pam is a K-12 mathematics education consultant, a T³ (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Instructor, and an author and coauthor of several professional development workshops. Pam presents frequently at conferences. Her particular interests include numeracy, sequencing tasks, technology, assessment, and vertical connectivity in curricula in schools K-12.