Learn to integrate the internet with picture books to introduce, reinforce, and extend mathematics instruction in your classroom. Learn to develop technological mini-units around picture books that support mathematical concepts which are aligned with the Key Idea(s) in NYS MST Standard 3. Participants will develop and share their mini-units with other participants.
Calculus 1 Refresher Course
This course will explore topics typically covered in the Calculus 1 course. The goal is to help the participant refresh and prepare a course for his or her high school classroom. The course will refresh content knowledge and examine strategies and skills to engage secondary level mathematics students as they begin to master Calculus 1.
Creating Differentiated Math Lessons for Elementary Education
Have you noticed that classrooms today have become more diverse? As professionals we are challenged everyday to create quality and diverse lessons for each student we teach. This course will provide educators exciting, practical, and immediately applicable ideas for differentiating math instruction in the elementary classroom. Participants will learn the process of math differentiation beginning with lesson planning, through implementation of a wide variety of research-proven strategies. Tiered assignments, compacting, interest centers, flexible grouping, choice boards, and learning contracts are some of the strategies that will be explored through-out this course. Plus, the participants will learn how to incorporate time-saving management tips for the differentiated classroom.
Based Learning for Math A
This course will:
1) provide teachers with new, innovative tools that they can utilize along with their already established lesson plans.
2)have teachers design a long term, standards-based project for one topic in Math A.
3)have teachers design a rubric to be used to score the project.
4)have teachers create a completed project that includes a Teachers' Guide, Student Handout (outline of how to do the project), and Scoring Rubric
Based Learning in Mathematics
When you teach Math you probably realize how much reading, analyzing, and problem solving there is in the curriculum. This course will help you add a new dimension to what you are already doing in your classroom. That is, give your students real-world projects to work on in order to enhance their learning experience and use higher-order thinking skills for a particular topic in math. Using fun and interesting projects, possibly incorporating interactive tools, is a strategy you could incorporate periodically throughout the year. Participants will design a standards-based project, a grading rubric, student handout, and teacher plan for a topic in their math curriculum. Projects will be customized to meet the needs of teachers in grades K-12.
Differentiated Math: Reaching All Learners
Have you ever said there’s more than one way to solve a problem? There is more than one way to teach a concept. This course is designed to use differentiation as a process through which teachers enhance learning by matching student characteristics to instruction and assessment. Teachers will discover their own learning style and get a sense of their teaching strength. Participants will develop or tweak existing lessons to reach all learners.
Exploring Data Analysis
Teachers engage in a process of data analysis that includes posing questions, collecting and describing data, developing statistics or graphical displays, and forming conclusions. They develop a variety of skills and an appreciation for data analysis as a tool for answering important real-world questions. The course requires the use of TableTop software, which may be available in school or district software collections or which can be purchased from Sunburst Technology or educational software resellers.This course is run through the JASON Foundation and is a 44 hour course.
Exploring Egypt: Elementary Geometry
Drawing and expanding on students' prior knowledge of social studies:
This course is designed to motivate learning in the content area and investigate the ways computer technology enhances the learning process. Topics for math investigation include media exploration of the great pyramids of Egypt, a Smartboard or desktop computer, projector and drop down screen, and Illuminations Web resources to emphasize various geometric solids and their properties in reference to the Swiss mathematician Leonard Euler's and his formula, which proved the relationship between the number of vertices, faces, and edges of polyhedra known as Euler's Formula.
Integrating the Calculator into your Daily Teaching
Participants in this course will learn ways to integrate the use of calculators into their math curriculum and into their daily math activities . Calculators have become an integral part of teaching math. Along with learning the skills and concepts our students need to become proficient with using the calculator as a tool to help find solutions to everyday problems. Using the calculator along with an understanding of the concepts will lead to increased understanding and higher achievement. This course will introduce ways to incorporate the calculator into math everyday. Participants will be learning how to solve problems on all levels using a calculator. The use of different types of calculators will be explored including a simple four-function calculator, a graphing calculator, and even calculators that can be found online. Participants will need to have a graphing calculator, scientific calculator, and basic four- function calculator.
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Integrating Math Vocabulary Into Your Math Programs
Why study math vocabulary?
If students become fluent in math vocabulary, their understanding of math will come alive. They will be better problem solvers and communicators. Giving student's ownership of a language in which to express their mathematical ideas will increase their confidence. The focus of the course is to ensure that students become more knowledgeable about and become more familiar with essential math vocabulary. Also, participants will build classroom vocabulary lists, learn methods on how to speak and write mathematics, and explore vocabulary strategies, such as personalized word walls and mathematical reflections.
Integrating Technology into your Curriculum and Classroom
Participants in this course will learn ways to integrate technology into the ir curriculum and into the ir classroom activities. They will learn how to find, on the Internet, interactive math tools and lessons that incorporate the use of technology. Participants will learn how to adapt what the y find into the ir existing lessons as well as how to use the technology in the ir classroom to enhance the learning experiences of the ir students. Participants will explore ways to use the computer, graphing calculator, spreadsheets, and overhead projector to enhance the ir lessons. Participants will create lessons that incorporate the use of different technologies. Participants will need to have a graphing calculator and Excel. **Headphones with a microphone will be needed to take advantage of office hours and to participate in one lesson introducing a new technology (optional).
Participants will gain and in-depth knowledge of the new Content and Process Standards for Mathematics. Students will design lessons and assessments that reflect the New Standards, as well as learn methods by which to teach problem solving. Intervention strategies, a means of record keeping, and data collection will be examined. We will also explore the Internet to locate exemplary resources that connect classroom activites to the outside world. Standard MST 3
On the Write Track with Math: How to Incorporate Better Understanding of Math Concepts through Literature and Writing
Many teachers in today's classrooms are asking students to communicate more mathematically because of state testing. Because of this, students need to write more in-depth solutions instead of simply calculating. This course provides tips that will help students to write mathematics more proficiently, including writing a complete solution, keeping their work organized, checking their math, and proofreading their explanation. Specifically, we will investigate many ways to incorporate writing such as journaling, creating word walls, metacognitive reflections, making connections to real world situations, and taxonomies. Participants will create rubrics to assess their students' work.
Preparing for the Future: Integrating Math, Science and Technology
We will begin by looking at the first MST Standard: “Students will use ma the matical analysis, scientific inquiry and engineering design, as appropriate to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions”. As an umbrella to the remaining six standards, you will be investigating this Standard as an approach to teaching. You will also explore the interrelatedness of all the MST standards considering possibilities and tactics for integration. By the end of the course you will design an integrated MST unit to be used in your classroom.
Problem Solving in Geometry
Teachers investigate, through problem-solving and mathematical inquiry, characteristics and properties of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes and the relationships among them, including congruence and similarity. This course is run through the JASON Foundation and is a 30 hour course.
Reasoning About Numbers
Teachers use mathematical reasoning and problem-solving to develop number sense and a deeper understanding of multiplicative relationships including factors, multiples, primes, and composites. This course is run through the JASON Foundation and is a 30 hour course.
Understanding the New NYS Math Standards
With new state standards in math, grade 3-8 math teachers, AIS teachers, and Special Ed. teachers alike need to understand and have students use techniques in order to be successful in comprehension, application and communication of mathematics. In this course, teachers will take an in depth look at the new Process and Content strands adopted by New York State . Furthermore, they will discover and set up a scope and sequence for Pre-March and Post-March topics as well as prepare students for the State Assessments with particular attention made to differentiated instruction to support AIS, Special Education and General Education students in their achieving success of the state exams.
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Using Excel in Your Classroom
In this course you will learn how to collect data in various content areas, use the data in a spreadsheet to do statistical analysis, and to create graphs of the data. You will also learn how to use a spreadsheet to keep class records. This course will help you add a new dimension to what you are already doing in your classroom. That is, give your students real-world projects involving statistical analysis in order to enhance their learning experience and promote higher-order thinking. Participants will learn all the basic and some advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Participants will learn how to incorporate the use of spreadsheets into their curriculum. Participants will design standards-based lessons that incorporate the use of spreadsheets, data collection, statistics, charts, and presentations. NYS Standards: MST, Social Studies, Science, and ELA.
Whole Number Operations
This course is run through the JASON Foundation and is a 32 hour course.
Exploring the New NYS Math Curriculum (Including Ways to Integrate the Graphing Calculator)
This course will take an in depth look at the new NYS high school math curriculum. Participants will explore the NYS Ed website to find documents to help them teach the new courses. We will also be using the Texas Instruments website to find simple ways to integrate the graphing calculator. Participants will be sharing lesson plans that can be used in this new curriculum.