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How to “Read and Write” in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics

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How to “Read and Write” in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics

Western Oregon University

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • (You Save: $30.00)
  • Number of: Hours 45
  • 3 university semester credits, 4 university quarter credits
    (university fees are additional)
  • System Requirements
What you need to know

CE Credits Online Courses Have Been Approved for Academic Credits through Western Oregon University

  • Start anytime and work at your own convenience
  • Available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access
  • One-on-one facilitation

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Western Oregon University (WOU): WOU offers post baccalaureate, 600 graduate level credits based on the quarter system. The tuition cost is $50 per credit, plus a $10 processing fee, payable to CE Credits Online.

Step 1:
  Select your course(s) from the catalog tab above and enroll following the onscreen instructions.

Step 2: To request Western Oregon University (WOU) Credits:
Western Oregon University Registration Form

If you want WOU credit for the CE Credits Online course, you are required to submit a registration form for the course within 2 weeks of starting the class. Located on your “Student Homepage” (after you enroll) you will find a Request University Credit section under Obtaining Credits. You will select Western Oregon University and follow the instructions for requesting and paying for your WOU credits.

To ensure that you receive credit for a specific quarter, your request, registration form and payment need to be received 20 days before the end of that quarter or the first of the month, whichever one is earlier.  For example if the quarter ends on June 10th we would need to receive your request, registration form and payment by May 22nd.

Step 3:  Once the credit fee has been paid, your completion paperwork and WOU registration will be submitted to WOU 18 days prior to the quarter ending. Allow three weeks after the end of the quarter before requesting an official or unofficial transcript.

Quarter Ending date
Fall 2012  12/13/2013
Winter 2014  03/21/2014
Spring 2014  06/17/2014
Summer 2014  08/15/2014


You can find directions for requesting an official transcript on the Western Oregon University Registrar page.

Western Oregon DEP contact information
Division of Extended Programs
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone: 1-800-451-5767
Fax: 503-838-8473
Email: extend@wou.edu

Western Oregon University Registration Form
If you want WOU credit for the course, the Division of Extended Programs (DEP) of Western Oregon University requires completed DEP registration forms.  CE Credits Online will submit your course completion paperwork for each CE Credits Online course. Please print the Western Oregon University Registration Form and complete items #1-15, skip #14 Method of Payment. Sign and date on #16 and fax to CE Credits Online 1-425-844-4164 or mail to:

CE Credits Online
Attention: Sandra Blazevich
23224 NE 156th PL.
Woodinville, WA. 98077

CE Credits Online can not process your academic credit request without the completed Western Oregon University DEP registration form. If you have any questions please contact DEP office or visit the website: http://www.wou.edu/provost/extprogram/creditoverlay_CEONLINE.php.

Course Description

Course Objectives:

  • explore a wide range of instructional strategies for math problem solving and math communication
  • learn to create exciting math lessons that are challenging and achievable for all your students
  • find a focus on strategies that can be applied across all grade levels in mathematics
  • learn practical ideas and instructional strategies that they can immediately use with their students
  • look at teaching strategies that can help students accomplish the four main tasks of problem solving:
    • understanding the problem and what it is asking
    • analyzing the problem to determine its structure
    • choosing a solution process and carrying it out correctly
    • explaining that process, both orally and in writing

Course Description:

An in-depth exploration of teaching systematic approaches for solving math word problems and developing written communication skills to describe solution processes. Teachers will learn a wide range of strategies to develop students’ skills in the math problem-solving tasks of:
  • comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
  • analyzing the problem’s internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
  • selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
  • explaining the solution process both orally and in writing
Syllabus
  • Course:
    How to “Read and Write” in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics
  • Prerequisites:
    None

Course Description:

An in-depth exploration of teaching systematic approaches for solving math word problems and developing written communication skills to describe solution processes. Teachers will learn a wide range of strategies to develop students’ skills in the math problem-solving tasks of:
  • comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
  • analyzing the problem’s internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
  • selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
  • explaining the solution process both orally and in writing.

Course Objectives: Participants will

  • explore a wide range of instructional strategies for math problem solving and math communication
  • learn to create exciting math lessons that are challenging and achievable for all your students
  • find a focus on strategies that can be applied across all grade levels in mathematics
  • learn practical ideas and instructional strategies that they can immediately use with their students
  • look at teaching strategies that can help students accomplish the four main tasks of problem solving:
    • understanding the problem and what it is asking
    • analyzing the problem to determine its structure
    • choosing a solution process and carrying it out correctly
    • explaining that process, both orally and in writing

Student Expectations:

This online course is experiential and interactive. Participants will engage in a variety of activities to learn, practice, and apply the skills outlined in the course. This will include workbook exercises, short answers that are reviewed by a moderator, quizzes, observation and analysis of lessons, coaching interactions with a coaching partner that include feedback and analysis of both the lesson and the coaching episode. A final exam is also a part of the course. Participation in all of these areas is necessary for students to successfully complete the course with a passing grade.

Credit:

Upon completion of the course, students can decide if they would like to receive credit and from which university they would like to receive credit. Please see University Affiliations under the Information Center for the cost per credit.

Class Outline:

  • Lesson 1
    • 1.a Introduction
    • 1.b What Do Emotions Have to Do With It?
    • 1.c What Can Go Wrong in Problem Solving?
  • Lesson 2
    • 2.a Now a Word From the Experts
    • 2.b Classroom Strategies For Improving Math Problem Solving
  • Lesson 3
    • 3.a How to Read a Math Word Problem – And Understand It
    • 3.b Looking for Deep Structures
  • Lesson 4
    • 4.a What Do Successful Problem Solvers Do?
    • 4.b Using Polya’s Steps in Your Own Teaching
    • 4.c A Menu of Problem Solving Strategies
  • Midterm
  • Lesson 5
    • 5.a Teaching Specific Strategies
    • 5.b Using Multiple Strategies
    • 5.c How Did Middle School Students Solve It?
  • Lesson 6
    • 6.a Questions That Make Students Think
    • 6.b Have I Ever Seen This Problem Before?
  • Lesson 7
    • 7.a Communication in Mathematics
    • 7.b Math Journals
    • 7.c But I’m Not An English Teacher
  • Lesson 8
    • 8.a Implementing Student Self Assessment
    • 8.b How to Know When Students Are Improving Conclusion
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam
Your State Information

CE Credits Online Anytime-Anywhere

  • Standards-based 
  • University credits available* 
  • Asynchronous – start at any time – 24/7
  • Self-paced – work at your own pace and convenience 
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills 

*University Credits: All CE Credits Online courses are eligible for University Credit. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

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  • High-quality online professional learning courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
  • 100% online - no commuting, no missed classes, and no dress code.
  • Self-paced courses, offering participants the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
  • All CE Credit Online courses are eligible for University Credits (for an additional fee) through our university affiliates. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information.

Our courses cover a variety of instructional areas and meet the needs of many educator groups, including;

  • Reading / Language Arts
  • Instructional Strategies
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Transforming Instruction with Technology
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • Support Staff