Learn high-impact modeling and problem-solving techniques to teach quadratic functions. Learn how to use multiple representations - tables, graphs, and symbolic expressions - as powerful tools to model physical situations and predict patterns.
Uncover each step in the solution process as you learn ways to help your students master the skills they need to answer questions like these: "What does it mean to solve a system of linear equations?" and "What do all of the procedures used to solve such systems have in common?"
Learn how to help students grasp the symbolic representations of functions, while representing families of linear functions in multiple formats. Observe and discuss videos of students to gain insight into student thinking and explore strategies to address their misconceptions. Acquire interactive software and activities to use in the classroom that demonstrate the link between symbolic forms of linear functions and graphical forms.
Work with families of quadratic functions to help your students understand what makes a function quadratic. Explore the information conveyed by polynomials, vertex and root forms, and assist students in shifting between object and process viewpoints. As a final project, you'll create a lesson plan or action plan applying the strategies learned.
Effective reading skills are critical for student achievement in mathematics. Learn and share strategies to help struggling students sort ideas, understand text organization, connect text to mathematical concepts and operations, and tackle challenging reading content. This course aligns with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Communication Standards.
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Explore entrepreneurship, competition in the market economy and additional topics including mergers, acquisitions, consolidation, joint ventures and hostile takeovers.
Research population trends in developed and less developed countries and consider the political, social and environmental repercussions of discrepancies.