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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving-2018 Update

Course #: 02-895

Price: $48.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • IACET: 0.2 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 4.00 Hours
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Course Description

The goal of this course is to offer educators specific, evidence-based guidance to address the challenge of improving mathematical problem solving in young students. The course was developed using updated information from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to improving mathematical problem solving and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors. Five recommendations that provide teachers with a coherent approach for regularly incorporating problem solving into their classrooms are included as well as suggestions for putting each recommendation into practice, addressing roadblocks that may be encountered, and exploring possible solutions.

Course Objectives

1. Determine the importance of improving mathematical problem solving for students in middle grades.

2. Explain how teachers should incorporate problem-solving activities into daily instruction.

3. Summarize strategies to assist students in monitoring and reflecting on the problem-solving process.

4. Discuss how to teach students to use visual representations to link the relationships between quantities in the problem with the mathematical operations needed to solve it.

5. Describe methods to expose students to multiple problem-solving strategies and to help them recognize and articulate mathematical concepts and notation.

6. Review sample problems, examples of how to monitor and reflect with students, and solutions to overcome roadblocks that may be encountered in the learning process.

7. Outline pertinent research in the area of mathematical problem solving.

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Course Date: 2018-12-03

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