STREAM Online Math Courses

Algebraic Thinking (K-5)
JULY 9 – JULY 27
This 3-week module will examine learning progressions that illuminate early stages of algebraic thinking and develop the foundation for later success in algebra. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Explore how addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operate under the same properties in algebra as they do in arithmetic.
● Recognize variables as tools that are used to describe mathematical ideas in a variety of ways.
● Develop strategies for describing relationships among quantities to determine equivalence or inequality.
Registration will open on June 18, 2018 and close on July 9, 2018.

Algebraic Thinking (6-7)
JULY 9 – JULY 27
This 3-week module is designed to draw out high-level algebraic thinking from middle grades students. The focus is on using the 6th and 7th grade standards for expressions and equations as a vehicle to examine teacher practice and improve students’ algebraic thinking. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Define algebraic thinking and reasoning through the “Habits of Mind” framework.
● Evaluate the way teachers talk to and question students about expressions, equations, and inequalities.
● Explore the standards for expressions and equations and the Mathematical Practices through engaging problems.
● Apply algebraic thinking to STEM and real-world problem solving lessons.
Registration will open on June 18, 2018 and close on July 9, 2018.

Linear Relationships (7-9) Formerly titled: Straight Talk: Linearity (7-9)
JULY 9 – JULY 27
In this 3-week module we will examine how the concept of proportionality is related to the study of linear equations. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for Probability and Statistics in the8th grade, focusing on the study of bivariate data. Finally, we will extend our investigation to a study of functions using time versus distance as a context. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Examine student work and create activities to strengthen students’ understanding of linearity and proportion.
● Use GeoGebra (free, downloadable software) to “dive into data” and ultimately create a standards-based lesson for probability and statistics.
● Study, create, and compare three principal representations of functions.
Registration will open on June 18, 2018 and close on July 9, 2018.

Functions as Objects (HS)
JULY 9 – JULY 27
It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! In this 3-week module we examine functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Redefine it! Develop a fresh understanding of functions as objects that can be represented and manipulated mathematically.
● Move it! Use Desmos (free online software) effectively to discover and investigate function movement.
● Represent it! Study relationship between the four representations of functions: verbal, tabular, algebraic, and graphical.
Registration will open on June 18, 2018 and close on July 9, 2018.

Register for all courses at the OPI Teacher Learning Hub, http://learninghub.mrooms.net
Successful completion of each STREAM module earns 15 OPI renewal units.

2018 Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Summer Institute

Join us in celebrating more than 20 years of excellence! This year’s institute promises to be one of the best!

REGISTER NOW!

Featured Presentations:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Check and Connect
  • Creating a School Wide Discipline Plan in the Elementary
  • Creating School Wide Discipline Plans for Secondary Schools
  • Setting Up Positive Behavioral Supports in Early Childhood
  • Behavioral Threat Assessments in Schools
  • Social Media Investigations
  • Alternatives to Suspension
  • Helping Kids with Their Digital Reputation and Cyberbullying
  • School Wellness—Moving Kids to Better Behavior
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Content area sessions in Reading, Math, and Science!

Our traditional 5 day schedule has been condensed into 4 power packed days.

Join us for special events!

  • June 18th, 8:30 – 11:30AM., Join us for the opening keynote Supporting Mental Health in PBIS with Don Kincaid.
  • June 18th, 4:30 – 5:30PM, It’s Movie Night with a special showing of Chasing the Dragon a wrenching portrait of the escalating opioid epidemic.
  • June 19th, 4:30-6PM, Best Practices Expo featuring hors d’oeuvres, networking, and showcasing Montana MBI schools with music by Monte Selby
  • June 21st, 1:15 – 4:15PM, The MBI exemplar awards for schools who have obtained excellence in their school implementing the MBI process.
  • Opportunities for hikes and walks around Bozeman

Who Should Attend

General and special education teachers, parents, administrators, school psychologists and counselors, social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health professionals, probation officers, police officers, university students and others concerned with children and behavior issues in classrooms, schools, and the community.

WMCSPD Summer Institute

3 Days of FREE High Quality Professional Development in Polson
Sessions include…
Classroom Management ER – Dr Linda Karges- Bone,
MTSS – Wayne Callender
Reading & Writing – Carrie Cole
DATA Collection & Management & Distribution – Rob Reynolds
Para Supervision Training – Barb Stimson.
Sp Ed Law – Linda Maas & Melissa Morris
Para Training – Barb Stimson
Proloquo Training – Leah Gardner
MATH intervention strategies- Rhonda Birnie

STREAM Online Math Courses

Geometric Thinking (K-3)
JUNE 11 – JUNE 29
This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structure, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Specific goals and activities including the following:
● Examine properties [attributes] and categorization of two-dimensional shapes.
● Explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes.
● Develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring.
Registration will open on May 21, 2018 and close on June 11, 2018.

Geometric Thinking (4-7)
JUNE 11 – JUNE 29
This 3-week module examines learning progressions in geometry with a focus on foundational ideas that promote geometric understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Recognize geometric shapes and their components (e.g., sides, angles, faces)
● Learn properties of geometric figures and categorization based on those properties
● Develop strategies for composing and decomposing geometric shapes
● Engage in spatial relations and spatial structuring
Registration will open on May 21, 2018 and close on June 11, 2018.

Exploring Transformations (7-9) Formerly titled: Movin’ Around: Transformations (grades 7-9)
JUNE 11 – JUNE 29
This 3-week module is based on Montana’s Common Core Standards for 8th grade geometry with a focus on transformations (translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations). We will examine students’ perceptions about transformations, explore and justify relationships between figures, and discover geometric connections to similarity, proportion, and slope. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Identify and analyze common misconceptions in students’ understanding of transformations.
● Investigate model lessons dealing with important concepts related to rigid transformations and congruence versus similarity.
● Explore how to support students’ use of the Mathematical Practices through informal geometric proof and modeling.
Registration will open on May 21, 2018 and close on June 11, 2018.

Transformations and Proof (HS) Formerly titled Geometry: Transformations (HS)
JUNE 11 – JUNE 29
The introduction of the Common Core standards inspired a change in the mindset of “basing transformations on congruence” to the more intuitive approach of “basing congruence on transformations.” In modern geometry, the traditional arguments justifying congruence and similarity are more effectively supported by rigid transformations and dilations. In this 3-week module, we examine how transformations are applied to justify congruence and similarity. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Examine and connect properties of transformations through constructions using GeoGebra.
● Experience the shift to justifying congruence and similarity through transformations.
● Revisit fundamental geometric theorems and prove them through transformations.
Registration will open on May 21, 2018 and close on June 11, 2018.

Making Sense of Modeling (8-12)
June 11- June 29
During this module, you will learn about facets of mathematical modeling instruction and assessment in high school. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Recognize competing conceptions for the term “modeling”, understand the MCSM definition of modeling and the six components of the modeling cycle, and rate modeling prompts on a scale from weak to strong;
● Engage in a mathematical modeling activity in Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II; and,
● Understand best practices for assessment in mathematical modeling and apply an assessment rubric to student work.

Register for all courses at the OPI Teacher Learning Hub, http://learninghub.mrooms.net
Successful completion of each STREAM module earns 15 OPI renewal units.

Summer Math Slide Virtual Discussion

Please join us on May 22nd at 3:45pm to discuss summer math slide. Summer slide is real and is seen in all content areas including math. We will begin by looking at some of the research behind summer slide. Then we will discuss summer math opportunities online and here in Montana to get your students and parents involved in before the last day of school to help prevent summer slide.

Join us through the Virtual Math Community on the Teacher Learning hub or by click on the following link : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/804885669%20.

Hope you will join the conversation!
Marisa Franklin

Helena Math Teachers’ Circle

Join teachers of all grades as we wonder, explore, share and learn connections and probability of spot it!
2018 Math Teachers’ Circle Spring Gathering
Location: Helena College (Student Center)
Date: May 19th (Saturday) 9:00 – 11:00am
2 OPI credits + Door Prizes + Snacks

Virtual Math Community – Planning Math Lessons with CHAMPS

CHAMPS – Have you ever created an amazing lesson plan with activities and groupings that completed flopped? Come learn about CHAMPS behavior “management” outline. CHAMPS is both a planning tool for teachers as well as wording you can use with your students to help bring clear expectations to allow your lesson plans to thrive.

Join the GoTo Meeting at 3:45 on Tuesday, April 25.

STREAM Online Math Courses

NEW! Non-Facilitated Module: Making Sense of Modeling (8-12)
APRIL 16 – MAY 4
In this 3-week non-facilitated module (see end of document for details) you will investigate standards-based mathematical modeling at the secondary level through the lenses of instruction and assessment. Specific goals and activities include the following:
 Examine competing conceptions of modeling; study the CCSS definition of modeling and six components of the modeling cycle; rate modeling prompts on a scale from weak to strong.
 Engage in a mathematical modeling activity designed for Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II.
 Investigate best practices for assessment in mathematical modeling and apply an assessment rubric to student work.
Registration will open on March 26, 2018 and close on April 16, 2018.

Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) Formerly titled All About Fractions (3-5)
APRIL 16 – MAY 4
This 3-week module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Examine ways to develop “fraction sense.”
● Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5.
● Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives.
Registration will open on March 26, 2018 and close on April 16, 2018.

Ratio and Proportion (6-7)
APRIL 16 – MAY 4
This 3-week module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully work with ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Recognize how learning progressions for fractions prepare students to successfully work with ratios and proportions.
● Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways.
● Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction/ratio/proportions and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions.
Registration will open on March 26, 2018 and close on April 16, 2018.

Functions as Objects (HS)
APRIL 16 – MAY 4
It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! In this 3-week module we examine functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. Specific goals and activities include the following:
● Redefine it! Develop a fresh understanding of functions as objects that can be represented and manipulated mathematically.
Move it! Use Desmos (free online software) effectively to discover and investigate function movement.
● Represent it! Study relationship between the four representations of functions: verbal, tabular, algebraic, and graphical.
Registration will open on March 26, 2018 and close on April 16, 2018.

Register for all courses at the OPI Teacher Learning Hub, http://learninghub.mrooms.net
Successful completion of each STREAM module earns 15 OPI renewal units.

Montana Math Matters: Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle (Fort Benton, MT)

Participants will learn how a growth mindset affects achievement in mathematics; learn instructional strategies to promote student perseverance and productive struggle and increase student math skills and knowledge; engage in math activities; and discuss strategies that can increase all students enjoyment and learning of mathematics.

All K-12 Math teachers and administration invited to attend.

Fort Benton: Saturday, April 14
9:00am-3:30pm

Sign up at goo.gl/NEVX2E

Montana Math Matters: Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle (Brockton, MT)

Participants will learn how a growth mindset affects achievement in mathematics; learn instructional strategies to promote student perseverance and productive struggle and increase student math skills and knowledge; engage in math activities; and discuss strategies that can increase all students enjoyment and learning of mathematics.

All K-12 Math teachers and administration invited to attend.

Brockton, MT: Saturday April 14 with Pat Baltzley
9:00am-3:30pm

Sign up at goo.gl/NEVX2E