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Meaningful Math Makeovers: Making Math Problems More Engaging

Course Description: This course offers participants an opportunity to learn strategies to transform their math exercises from a given text into a meaningful problem-solving experience. Learn ways to help students engage with a problem that promotes thinking, strategizing, and learning from mistakes. This course focuses on how adjusting our language, delivery, and support strategies as teachers help promote sense-making for students. Example tasks and resources to supplement your curriculum will be shared. Participants will walk away with at least one new alteration to implement thoughtful problem-solving learning in the classroom.

-Explore strategies to transform math problems to support all learners.
-Learn techniques to support math problem-solving that emphasizes critical thinking.
-Explore ways our teacher language and delivery impacts math learning for students.
-Learn an array of strategies and resources for math problem-solving that promotes sense-making for students.

Audience: Teachers K-12

Time: This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Presenters: Karen Martin

CTLEs Needed?: Yes CTLE Hours: 1.0

  • Module 1- Getting Started (25mins)
  • Watch: Getting Started
  • MODULE 1: DO: Reflect & Share Discussion
  • Module 2- Engagement: The Open-Ended Concept (30 mins)
  • Watch: Engagement- The Open-Ended Concept
  • MODULE 2: DO: Reflect & Share Discussion
  • Resources (5mins)
  • Mathematical Makeovers Powerpoint
  • Course Completion
  • Thank You!
  • Course Evaluation and Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever