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  • Learning the Language of Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Math

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

  • Learning the Language of Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Math

Sale! $139 Reg. $179

  • 3 Salary Points

This course equips teacher learners with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that all students are empowered to become proficient problem solvers and communicators of mathematics. This goal is pursued through a language-centered approach that highlights the essential role of communication in developing students’ capacities for comprehension, critical thinking, and clear exposition of mathematical ideas. Emphasis is placed on leveraging students’ community-based knowledge and honoring the multitude of preferred modes of learning and self-expression. 

 

Objectives

As a result of this course, participants will:

  • Explain the important role of problem solving and mathematical literacy in preparing students to navigate an increasingly technical and data-driven society
  • Engage and empower students to become critical participants in society by showing them how math can be used to investigate realistic and relatable sociocultural issues
  • Mitigate against the deleterious effects of math anxiety and negative math attitudes by cultivating a psychologically safe and multiculturally affirming classroom environment
  • Teach and model a structured, yet flexible approach to problem solving that is characterized by productive struggle and a tolerance for ambiguity 
  • Utilize a variety of strategies and downloadable resources to provide students regular opportunities to speak, write, and otherwise communicate their mathematical thinking
  • Conduct meaningful multimodal assessment that honors the multitude of preferred learning styles and modes of expression without sacrificing mathematical rigor

Enrolling in a Course:

  • Add the course to your Cart and continuing shopping, if you’d like to purchase more courses.
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  • Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a coupon/discount, you will be asked to enter it during the enrollment process.
  • You will be asked to provide your LAUSD Employee Number and the name of the school that you currently or most recently taught at.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your a eClassroom account. You have 180 days from your purchase to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

LAUSD teachers are able to submit up to 12 credits/salary points from CE Credits Online per trimester (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec).

Receiving Salary Points

  • Upon completion, your completion paperwork will be submitted directly to the LAUSD Professional Development Unit by CE Credits Online along with the NA Claim for Staff Development Point Project form at the beginning of the following month.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK If you decide to request graduate credits for your completed course, the official transcript you receive from the university will be for your own personal records. Each course can only be submitted once, and we will provide all necessary paperwork to LAUSD.
  • Salary point credit approval for NA Forms is done by the Professional Development Unit and may take up to 3 months to process. The delay in processing your salary points will not affect the eligibility date of your schedule advancement, as they are backdated to the date of completion. If the points from your NA Form have not been posted to your account on the LAUSD website at the end of 3 months, please contact the Salary Allocation Unit at 213-241-5100.
  • We highly recommend that you check the number of salary points you have in your account before you complete your CE Credits Online course(s). Then check again eight weeks after receiving notification on your Student Homepage that your completion paperwork has been processed and submitted to the Salary Point Committee by CE Credits Online. Since the new salary points are added to your account without identifying the coursework for which you earned the Salary Points this will help you to identify receiving the additional salary point(s).
  • You may check the status of your Salary Points.

Receiving Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits

  • Upon completion, email support@cecreditsonline.org and let us know you have completed the course, which university you have selected (see University Partners).
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for and obtain the credits.
  • CE Credits Online will forward all necessary documentation to the university you selected enabling you to receive an official transcript.   
  • 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.

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