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MATH1001 Encouraging Mathematical Communication Skills (Grades K-2)

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

Discover the role that communication plays in your teaching and in your students' learning while also investigating the importance of connecting mathematical instruction to everyday experiences. Increase your familiarity with and understanding of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) process standards of communication and connections. Investigate effective questioning, how to help students clarify and deepen their thinking, the importance of making connections among mathematical ideas, and how to assess your personal formal and informal mathematics communication. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, you will explore content and activities to help you teach students how to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication. You will also learn how to teach students to communicate their thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others by using the language of mathematics to express ideas precisely.

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MATH1005 Developing Mathematical Problem Solving Skills (Grades K-2)

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

Discover the role that problem solving plays in your teaching and in students' learning while also investigating the importance of connecting mathematical instruction to everyday experiences. Increase familiarity with and understanding of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) process standards of problem solving and connections. Investigate how to help students build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving, apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems, and learn how problem solving is connected to the world around them. Learn how to assess your own formal and informal problem solving strategies. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, explore content and activities to help teach students how to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through the development of problem solving skills connected to real-life problem situations.

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MATH1011 Fostering Mathematical Reasoning Skills (Grades K-2)

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

Discover the role that reasoning and proof plays in teaching and in student learning while also investigating the importance of connecting mathematical instruction to everyday experiences. Increase familiarity with and understanding of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) process standards of reasoning and proof and connections. Investigate how to help students build new mathematical knowledge by using logical thinking and reasoning to generate and solidify mathematical ideas. Observe students' thinking about mathematics and their efforts to draw conclusions and make generalizations as they connect their new knowledge to the world around them. Learn how to assess your own personal formal and informal reasoning and proof skills. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, explore content and activities to help students learn how to reason, using skills connected to real-life problem situations.

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MATH1015 Promoting Mathematical Representation Skills (Grades K-2)

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

Examine the role that mathematical representation plays in teaching and in student learning while also investigating the importance of connecting mathematical instruction to prior knowledge, other subject areas, and everyday experiences. Increase familiarity with and understanding of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) process standards of representation and connections. Investigate both conventional and non-conventional forms that young students use to represent their mathematical thinking, as well as the thinking processes they employ to generate those forms. Examine how the representation standard is part of the total process of helping students make sense of mathematics. Learn how to assess personal formal and informal representation skills. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, explore content and activities to help students create representations, using skills connected to real-life problem situations.

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MATH1021 Insights into the Nature of Mathematics

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Prime numbers are called the "atoms of arithmetic" and the use of primes is the foundation of cryptography. Combinatorics, the mathematics of counting complicated configurations, is essential to such tasks as mapping the human genome, while the concept of infinity puzzles us since we are finite and live in a finite world. In this course, you will reach beyond formulas and computations to explore the mathematics behind patterns, relationships, and real-world problems. Along the way, you will meet some of the fascinating people who are studying today's emerging questions about mathematics, and learn about the historical significance of typical mathematical concepts. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, you will delve into the "why" and not just the "how" of mathematical questions.

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MATH1025 Perceptions of Mathematical Patterns

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Topology, the study of fundamental shape, is a field of mathematics that concerns those properties of an object that remain the same even when the object is stretched and squashed. One of its critical functions is in helping us understand the shape of the universe. The conventional notion of dimension consists of three degrees of freedom: length, width, and height. But many real-world objects are measured more accurately with dimensions other than these. Symmetry, an idea that underlies what humans consider to be beautiful, drives right to the heart of mathematical thinking. In this course, you will reach beyond the formulas and computations to explore the mathematics behind patterns, relationships, and real world problems. Along the way, you will meet some of the fascinating people who are studying today's emerging questions about mathematics, and learn about the historical significance of typical mathematical concepts. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, you will delve into the "why" and not just the "how" of mathematical questions.

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MATH1031 The Evolution of Probability, Geometry, and Game Theory

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Probability is the mathematical study of randomness, or events in which the outcome is uncertain. Probability can trace its evolution from a way to improve chances at the gaming table to modern applications of understanding traffic flow and financial markets. Our first exposure to geometry is through Euclid, who stated that all triangles have 180 degrees. As it turns out, however, triangles can have more or less than 180 degrees. Game theory is the mathematical study of social interactions as games that have payoffs for the players. Competition and cooperation can be studied mathematically and have relevance to economics and geopolitical strategy. In this course, you will reach beyond formulas and computations to explore the mathematics behind patterns, relationships, and real-world problems. Along the way, you will meet some of the fascinating people who are studying today's emerging questions about mathematics, and learn about the historical significance of typical mathematical concepts. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and problem solving, you will delve into the "why" and not just the "how" of mathematical questions.

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MATH1035 Connecting with the Sounds and Motions of Mathematics

Subjects:
Mathematics
Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

The connection between music and math goes back to the ancient Greek notion of music as the math of time. Understanding the connection between math and music and how sound waves can be expressed mathematically using Fourier analysis has allowed great advances in sound engineering and in all of digital technology. The branch of mathematics called network theory provides insights into extremely complicated networks such as ecosystems while the mathematics of synchronization gives insight into the workings of the human heart. In this course you will reach beyond formulas and computations to explore the mathematics behind patterns, relationships, and real-world problems. Along the way, you will meet some of the fascinating people who are studying today's emerging questions about mathematics, and learn about the historical significance of typical mathematical concepts. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive activities, and problem solving, you will delve into the "why" and not just the "how" of mathematical questions.

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MATH165 Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class Teacher Favorite

Subjects:
Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
Grades:
4th-8th
Hours:
30.0

Make mathematics accessible for all students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates equity so that, whenever possible, students with disabilities learn in the same classrooms and with the same curricula as their peers. Learn to adapt your own curricula and work with special needs teachers to help your students succeed. Develop a plan that builds accessibility strategies into your daily instruction.

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MATH181 Math in Everyday Life for Grades K-5 Teacher Favorite Classroom Link

Subjects:
Mathematics, Instructional Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten-5th
Hours:
15.0

Make mathematics "real" for your young students with a fresh look at problem solving, calculators, and the Internet in the classroom. Review the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Calculator-Usage and Problem-Solving Standards for a framework to design lesson plans, address content, and meet state standards. Then, develop a "walking field trip" through tasks found in students' daily lives.

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