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Transitioning to Iowa Core Mathematics Grades 3-5 Fractions

Teachers must have completed TICM Math Operations Part one to participate in this course.

Each participant will:
1. Deepen understanding of problem-based instruction vs direct instruction
2. Understand student errors and mathematically valid and invalid strategies in fraction domain
3. Deepen understanding of the meaning of fractions and the operations with fractions
4. Foster classroom discussions that include opportunities for student generalizing and justifying
5. Identify core ideas and align instruction and assessment to the core idea, especially sequencing student work for conducting a coherent summary aligned to the core idea

Books needed:
You will need to bring the book used in TICM Operations Part 1:
• Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for Grades 3-5" (Volume II), 2nd Edition

You will need to purchase the following book prior to the start of class:
Extending Children´s Mathematics Fractions and Decimals by Empson and Levi

Registrations after the the close date will be taken over the phone and charged a $25 late fee.

Course Syllabus Instructor: Michelle Jacobsen, Melissa, Maine, Shannon Pasvogel
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Session Number: 6221
Dates:9/10/14, 9/11/2014, 9/23/14, 9/24/14, 10/14/14, 10/15/14, 12/8/14, 3/24/15
Time: 8:30-3:30
Registration closes 9/4/14

$200 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$370 for 2 Drake graduate credits
$540 for 3 Drake graduate credits
$130 for 1 Relicensure credit
$230 for 2 Relicensure credits
$330 for 3 Relicensure credits
$30 for audit/no credit for materials; books should be purchased on your own (see above and syllabus)


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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