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Best Practices: Mathematically Productive Engagement

During this course, you will collaborate with colleagues to develop deepened understanding of mathematically productive teaching practices that align with research about how students learn mathematics. You will learn to analyze and enhance the extent to which your teaching practices foster equitable, status-free, and mathematically productive teacher and student collaboration.

You will learn to implement instructional tools, strategies and structures that support the development of a carefully crafted, status-free mathematical culture of effort and growth in which every student engages continuously in mathematical sense making, conjecturing, justifying, and generalizing (thus developing powerful mathematical habits of mind and internalization of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice) every student develops a growth mindset, intellectual autonomy, and self-efficacy as a mathematician; all students collaborate and interact in ways that show accountability to the mathematics, to learning, and to each other.

Participants must have completed Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics to enroll. Click here to register for the summer 2014 session.

Registration for this course will close on 7/7/14. Registrations after that date will be charged a $25 late fee.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Heather Cousins
Session Number: 6283
Dates: 7/21/14, 7/22/14, 7/23/14, 7/24/14
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

$185 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$115 for 1 Relicensure credit
$15 for audit/no credit option


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

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