ENROLLMENT OPENS December 18, 2022 for STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense 3-5 (Jan 8 – Jan 29)

This course examines learning progressions related to fractions, with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. The course aims to:

  • Examine ways to develop “fraction sense.”
  • Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in 3-5.
  • Explore fraction equivalence, comparing and ordering fractions using models and manipulatives.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens December 18, 2022

Course runs January 8 – January 29, 2023

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense 3-5 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS October 17, 2022 for STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 ( Nov 27 – Dec 18)

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 a deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens October 17, 2022

Course runs November 27 – December 18, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS October 17, 2022 for STREAM: You Decide How to Divide 3-5 (Nov 27 – Dec 18)

During this course, you will explore essential concepts, skills, and representations that support students’ developing knowledge of division across grades 3-5. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize and apply a variety of models for multiplication; examine where each model may be situated in a learning progression, and analyze student work using these models.
  • Recognize and apply a variety of models for division and investigate aspects of a student-centered classroom using several of these methods.
  • Use your newly acquired knowledge of a particular division model and/or method by applying it in a teaching situation.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens October 17, 2022

Course runs November 27 – December 18, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: You Decide How to Divide 3-5 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS October 17, 2022 for STREAM: Linear Relationships 7-9 (Nov 27 – Dec 18)

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 Content Standards for Probability and Statistics in the 8th 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.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens October 17, 2022

Course runs November 27 – December 18, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Linear Relationships 7-9 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Number Systems & Operations (K-3) (Oct 2 – Oct 23)

This 3-week module is designed for grades K-3 teachers. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Number and Operations with a focus on active engagement strategies that promote understanding of number sense. Specific goals include:

  • Recognize the differences and different uses of strategies vs. algorithms
  • Examine learning progressions related to Number and Operations
  • Incorporate models for active learning
  • Develop precise mathematics vocabulary

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 2 – October 23, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Number Systems & Operations (K-3) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Number Systems and Operations (4-7) (Oct 2 – Oct 23)

This 3-week module is designed for grades 4-7 teachers. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Number Systems and Operations, with a focus on active engagement strategies that promote understanding of number sense. Specific goals include:

  • Examine learning progressions related to Number Systems and Operations (grades 4-7)
  • Align tasks to the Number and Operations content standards
  • Read professional articles
  • Create a learning plan

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 2 – October 23, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Number Systems and Operations (4-7) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Exploring Transformations (7-12) (Oct 2 – Oct 23)

This 3-week module is based on Montana’s Content 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.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 2 – October 23, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Exploring Transformations (7-12) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 (Oct 30 – Nov 20)

This 3-week course is designed to address K-5 algebraic thinking standards. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Algebraic Thinking with a focus on foundational ideas that promote algebraic understanding. Specific goals include the following:

  • Recognize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operate under the same properties in algebra as they do in arithmetic
  • Learn variables are tools that are used to describe mathematical ideas in a variety of ways
  • Develop strategies for describing relationships among quantities to determine equivalence or inequalities

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 30 – November 20, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Functions as Objects (HS) (Oct 30 – Nov 20)

It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines 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.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 30 – November 20, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS September 11, 2022 for STREAM: Ratios and Proportions (5-8) (Oct 30 – Nov 20)

This 3-week module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions.
  • Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways.
  • Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens September 11, 2022

Course runs October 30 – November 20, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll