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

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

STREAM: Exploring Transformations (7-9)

This 3-week module is based on Montana’s Content Standards for 8th-grade geometry with a focus on 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.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – March 17, 2108

 

STREAM: Measurement (K-3)

This 3-week module primarily focuses on measurement, the K-3 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Participants will: develop enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools; explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement; engage in authentic problem-solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – February 10, 2018

 

 

STREAM: Describing Data (4-7)

This 3-week module explores how data and statistics concepts are developed in grades 4 through 7. Participants will: gain familiarity with the data and statistics standards and learning progressions; identify statistical vs. non-statistical questions and scenarios; learn how to select appropriate representations for data and appropriate statistical measure to describe a data set; practice data analysis and statistical summary on a real data set drawn from an elementary school setting.

15 Renewal Units

Open enrollment – February 10, 2108