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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

  • 45 Hrs./45 Clock Hrs.
  • Course Only

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

Enrollment is a two-step process:

To Register/Enroll in a Course:

Register:

  • Register with WA NCESD 171 by going to ESD 171 pdenroller
  • Once you have registered, NCESD 171 will email you a prepaid enrollment code.

Enroll:

  • Begin at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/collections/educational-service-district-171
  • Select your course and click “Add to Cart”.
  • Review cart and click “Login”.
  • If you’re a new user, click “Create account”. If you’re a returning user, log in with your email and password.
  • You will now be returned to the cart. Enter your enrollment code and click “Validate”.
  • Click “Check Out”.
  • Complete your order by entering your contact information. Click “Continue to Payment Method”. (You will not be charged or need to enter a credit card number)
  • Click “Complete Order”.
  • If you are a new user, you will receive an automated email from Schoology with your initial eClassroom Sign In information.
  • You have 180 days from your enrollment date to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

Upon Course Completion:

Graduate Credits

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level university credits for our courses. All courses taken for graduate credit receive both a Certificate of Completion and a University Transcript for your records. Their fees are $50-$55 per credit depending upon the university.
  • Upon completion of your course, email support@cecreditsonline.org to let us know you want university credits and which university you have selected for those credits from our list of regionally-accredited university partners.  See University Partners tab.
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits.  
  • 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.

Obtaining Clock Hours

  • 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 is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed. This Certificate of Completion is required to obtain your Clock Hours. 
  • Upon receipt of your Certificate of Completion, send a copy of it to Shae at North Central ESD, shaee@ncesd.org. 
  • Shae will mark your course as complete.
  • You will then be able to complete a quick evaluation and purchase your Clock Hours.
  • Questions?  Contact Shae Eldredge at 509-667-7115 or email her at shaee@ncesd.org.