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

3 Credits , K-12 , ELA , Instructional Strategies , Math

$449
$339
  • Course + Credits
  • 3 Credits/45 Hrs.
  • Course Only/45 Hrs.
  • Cert of Completion

Regular price

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 be able to:

  • 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

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  • Select either: Course + Credit (credit fees are included, and you will receive an official University transcript). Review our regionally-accredited university partners on University Partners tab, or
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  • All courses taken for graduate-level professional development credit receive both a Certificate of Completion for your records and an official University Transcript.
  • Upon completion of your course, CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the university you selected.
  • The university partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
  • You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
  • Note: If you would like to receive your credits from Adams State University, please purchase the Course Only version of the course, and, upon completion, email support@cecreditsonline.org asking for for graduate credit through Adams State University. Each graduate credit costs $55, and you will be emailed instructions.
  • You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

Course Only Courses

  • We offer all of our courses as a Course Only option (credits not included) that can be used to meet your recertification or professional development needs (always check with your district/state to determine eligibility). 
  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed.
  • The Certificate of Completion acts as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.