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Teaching Mathematical Thinking

MTI Equivalent
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2021 Fall TMT- Hybrid       2022 Spring TMT- Hybrid      2022 Online TMT     June 20-24 2022 TMT- In Person

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Teaching Mathematical Thinking is a three (3) credit course that will be offered year round in various location throughout Regions 4, 5, and 6. Courses for every grade level: elementary, middle, and high school have been developed to ensure teachers have the tools necessary to educate their students and ensure they are successful in math. Below is a schedule for all TMT courses currently being offered through Idaho State University.

TMT courses offered by the Idaho State University Regional Math Center are funded by the Idaho State Department of Education and offered by Idaho Regional Math Centers to satisfy the MTI Course requirement for Idaho Teacher (re)certification.

To request your professional development transcript, click here. 

2021 Fall TMT- Hybrid

Description:

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

*Due to potential COVID restrictions, the in-person classes may be changed to Zoom. The same dates and times still apply.

Course Schedule:

10/3-10/8: Online Module 0         LMS Overview  
10/9 IN PERSON SATURDAY 8:30-4 ISU IF     Course Overview, Best Practices, Addition
10/10-10/16: Online Module 1      CGI/Subtraction
10/17-10/23: Online Module 2      Place Value
10/24-10/30: Online Module 3      Algebraic Thinking
10/31-11/6: Online Module 4        Multiplication
11/6 IN PERSON SATURDAY 8:30-4 ISU IF       Fact Fluency, Fractions
11/7-11/13: Online Module 5       Division
11/14-11/20: Online Module 6     Negative Numbers
11/28-12/4: Online Module 7       Proportional Reasoning

**Zoom will not be available as an accommodation for the two Saturday classes. It's difficult to mix in-person and virtual participation for such an interactive and hands-on class. By separating the platforms, we are able to prepare more appropriate learning experiences.

Course Completion

  • This course is pass/fail. 
  • A participant needs to complete all assignments and attend both in-person sessions.
  • This course is NOT self-paced.

Module Layout 

  • There are a couple exceptions but generally each part of a module will look like this…
    • Module Reading with annotations
    • Interactive Presentations
    • Module Math Task
    • Reflection Prompt: Typed/recorded post in response to a question based on the Interactive Presentations, tasks, and readings
  • Each Module takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

Registration:

Registration Open

Note: Once you have registered, there will be no refund. Idaho State University has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

 

2022 Spring TMT- Hybrid

Description:

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

*Due to potential COVID restrictions, the in-person classes may be changed to Zoom. The same dates and times still apply.

Course Schedule:

1/16-1/22:  Online Module 0 LMS Overview
1/22/22:   IN PERSON SATURDAY 8:30-4:00 ISU- Pocatello     Course Overview, Best Practices, Addition
1/23-1/29:  Online Module 1       CGI/Subtraction
1/30-2/5:   Online Module 2        Place Value
2/6-2/12:   Online Module 3         Algebraic Thinking
2/13-2/19:  Online Module 4        Multiplication
2/26/22:   IN PERSON SATURDAY  8:30-4:00- ISU- Pocatello       Fact Fluency, Fractions
2/27-3/5:   Online Module 5       Division
3/6-3/12:   Online Module 6       Negative Numbers
3/13-3/19: Online Module 7       Proportional Reasoning

**Zoom will not be available as an accommodation for the two Saturday classes. It's difficult to mix in-person and virtual participation for such an interactive and hands-on class. By separating the platforms, we are able to prepare more appropriate learning experiences.

Course Completion

  • This course is pass/fail. 
  • A participant needs to complete all assignments and attend both in-person sessions.
  • This course is NOT self-paced.

Module Layout 

  • There are a couple exceptions but generally each part of a module will look like this…
    • Module Reading with annotations
    • Interactive Presentations
    • Module Math Task
    • Reflection Prompt: Typed/recorded post in response to a question based on the Interactive Presentations, tasks, and readings
  • Each Module takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

Registration:

Registration Opens October 1, 2021

Note: Once you have registered, there will be no refund. Idaho State University has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

 

2022 TMT- Online

Description:

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Course Schedule:

4/3-4/9:       Online Module 0 LMS Overview
4/9/22:      IN PERSON SATURDAY 8:30-4:00     Zoom   Course Overview, Best Practices, Addition
4/10-4/16:   Online Module 1       CGI/Subtraction
4/17-4/23    Online Module 2        Place Value
4/24-4/30:   Online Module 3        Algebraic Thinking
5/1-5/7:      Online Module 4        Multiplication
5/14/22:    IN PERSON SATURDAY  8:30-4:00     Zoom       Fact Fluency, Fractions
5/15-5/21:   Online Module 5       Division
5/22-5/28:   Online Module 6       Negative Numbers
5/29-6/4:     Online Module 7       Proportional Reasoning

Course Completion

  • This course is pass/fail. 
  • A participant needs to complete all assignments and attend both in-person sessions.
  • This course is NOT self-paced.

Module Layout 

  • There are a couple exceptions but generally each part of a module will look like this…
    • Module Reading with annotations
    • Interactive Presentations
    • Module Math Task
    • Reflection Prompt: Typed/recorded post in response to a question based on the Interactive Presentations, tasks, and readings
  • Each Module takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

Registration:

Registration Opens January 1, 2022

Note: Once you have registered, there will be no refund. Idaho State University has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

 

2022 June TMT- In Person

Description:

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

*Dependent on potential COVID restrictions.

Course Schedule:

June 20-June 24 

8:00am-5:00pm

ISU- Pocatello

Monday, June 20 AM- Course Overview, Best Practices
Monday, June 20 PM- Addition/CGI
Tuesday, June 21 AM- CGI and Subtraction
Tuesday, June 21 PM- Place Value
Wednesday, June 22 AM- Algebraic Thinking
Wednesday, June 22 PM- Multiplication
Thursday, June 23 AM- Fractions
Thursday, June 23 PM- Division
Friday, June 24 AM- Negative Numbers
Friday, June 24 PM- Proportional Reasoning

Course Completion

This course is pass/fail. A participant needs to all in-person sesssions.

Registration:

Registration Opens January 1, 2022

Note: Once you have registered, there will be no refund. Idaho State University has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.