One of five Learning Math courses for elementary and middle school teachers which are organized around the content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Patterns, Functions, and Algebra explores the "big ideas" in algebraic thinking, such as:
- finding, describing, and using patterns;
- using functions to make predictions;
- understanding linearity and proportional reasoning;
- understanding non-linear functions; and
- understanding and exploring algebraic structure.
The concluding case studies show how teachers apply these concepts in their own classrooms.
This workshop will be offered for 2.5 CEUs. Participants will be enrolled in Canvas and access the course materials through this gateway site. They will be expected to engage with all the course materials including 10 web-based sessions integrating one half hour of video with online problems, support materials, website interactives, and wrap-around activities for a total of at least 25 hours, but will not be required to submit homework, papers, projects, etc.
A non-graded discussion forum will be available to participants as an outlet for ideas and peer interaction. A participant survey/open-ended test questions/evaluation form will serve as the end point of the noncredit course and will document participation. Once the participant has completed the survey/test form, they will notify the course monitor who will review and send a certificate documenting the CEUs.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
There is no refund available for this noncredit course once the registration is processed. Students will receive an email containing their Canvas login information soon after registration.