Do you have students who excel at math computation but get lost when it is time to problem solve with word problems? The recent advent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics has shifted the focus from simply teaching problem solving to teaching via problem solving. This online course is designed for teachers in grades K-2 who want to help their students become critical and logical mathematical thinkers. Specific strategies are introduced that improve the way students approach math problems. By the end of this course, teachers will more fully understand how to best help students apply their logic and reasoning to real-world mathematical examples, and will have gained valuable classroom ideas including using manipulatives, grouping strategies, student-centered teaching, quality literature, as well as how to appropriately assess students in the problem-solving process.
Other Credits: Formerly offer as EDUC31609
Note: This is an inservice course for Professional Development Institute.
Course Number: EDUC-41609
Credit: 5.00 unit(s)