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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 Hours/CPE Credit
  • 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 Region 10 ESC by going to Region 10 Education Service Center.
  • Once you have registered, Region 10 will email you a prepaid enrollment code to use to enroll at CE Credits Online.

Enroll:

  • Begin at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/collections/region-10
  • 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.

For questions regarding the registration or payment process through Region 10, please contact:

CPE Credit: All courses are approved for CPE credit.

Upon Course Completion:

Obtaining Graduate Credits

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level university credits for our courses.
  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
  • Select the university (see University Partners tab) from whom you want your credits--the university or universities that are providing credits for a specific course are listed in the drop down in each course description.
  • Email support@cecreditsonline.org to let us know you are completed and which university you have selected for your credits.
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits ($50-$55/credit, depending on the university you select).
  • 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.

Obtaining CPE Credits

  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course, the number of professional development hours completed and our CPE Provider number.
  • The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.