STREAM: Mathematical Practices (K-8)

During this module you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and for incorporating modeling and other STEM-focused activities into lessons and activities. Specific goals and activities include: recognize the 8 Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons and activities; analyze videos of exemplary teaching and identify Mathematical Practices in use; revise existing lessons to engage students in specific Mathematical Practices.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – June 16, 2018

STREAM: Mathematical Practices & Modeling (HS)

During this 3-week module you will acquire strategies for (1) embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and (2) incorporating mathematical modeling into lessons and activities.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – June 16, 2018

STREAM: Fraction Models and Operations (3-5)

This 3-week STREAM module examines learning progressions and models related to operations on fractions. Another module, Developing Fraction Concepts 3-5, explores the meaning of “fraction” and fundamental concepts of equivalence and comparison. This module goes a step further to examine conceptual understanding of fraction operations and the models used to develop these concepts.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – May 12, 2108

STREAM: Making Sense of Modeling (HS)

During this module, you will learn about facets of mathematical modeling instruction and assessment in high school. Specific goals and activities include: 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; understand best practices for assessment in mathematical modeling and apply an assessment rubric to student work.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – May 12, 2018

 

 

STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume (K-5)

This 3-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships of area/perimeter/volume through cutting, counting, reshaping, and comparing.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – April 14, 2018

Montana Math Matters 2019

Building Positive Mathematical Identities through Posing Purposeful Questions

Join Montana Math Matters fifth year of statewide professional development. Participants will: Learn how to develop positive math identities within all of our students. Engage in the effective teaching practice of posing purposeful questions to assess and advance students’ reasoning and sense making on important mathematical ideas and relationships. Review the power of questioning, question types, and determine focusing vs. funneling questions. You will leave with access to math resources you can use in your classroom.

All K-12 teachers, student teachers, paraprofessionals and leaders are invited to attend.

Early Childhood Phonemic Awareness and Math with STEM day

CSPD is hosting Heggerty Phonemic Awareness and Math (STEM) activites for the Kindergarten and 1st grade classoom. The day will begin with Math and end with Phonemic Awareness. Lunch will be on your own and available at the college.
You will need a manual to attend the training. Paras and aides are more than welcome!!
Phonemic Awareness will be presented by Marjorie Bottari and Annie Begger will present the math portion of the day.

Early Childhood Phonemic Awareness and Math with STEM day

CSPD is hosting Heggerty Phonemic Awareness and Math (STEM) activites for the Preschool classoom. The day will begin with Math and end with Phonemic Awareness. Lunch will be on your own and available at the college.
You will need a manual to attend the training. Paras and aides are more than welcome!!
Marjorie Bottari will present the Phonemic Awareness section and Annie Begger the math portion of the day.

STREAM: Geometric Thinking (K-3)

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. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – March 17, 2018

STREAM: Geometric Thinking (4-7)

This 3-week module examines learning progressions in geometry with a focus on foundational ideas that promote geometric understanding. Participants will:
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.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – March 17, 2018