PRIME Professional Development Opportunities
ED 651: UNDERSTANDING STUDENT THINKING IN ALGEBRA
Previously Named: THINKING MATHEMATICALLY: INTEGRATING ARITHMETIC and ALGEBRA IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Instructor: Deann Kertzman
Target Group: K-12 math teachers & special education staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 BHSU graduate credits/30 CEU hours/30 C.E. credits/Audit
Date: Oct. 4, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2010
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Valley View Elementary, Mathematics Office
Optional Material Fee: Thinking Mathematically by Carpenter, Franke, and Levi (approx. $23.00) Textbooks may be borrowed from the instructor or purchased independently.
This course will help participants build a foundation of algebra in the elementary grades. Participants will examine algebraic thinking with an emphasis on how arithmetic and algebra are taught and learned. Conceptions and misconceptions that elementary students bring to mathematics will be analyzed. Strategies for promoting algebraic thinking will be practiced. Participants will also examine topics related to equality, rational thinking, conjectures, variables, patterns and functions.