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Teaching Mathematical Thinking

MTI Equivalent

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and student reasoning of number and operation topics within a framework of a student-centered, problem-based classroom. Topics will include number systems, ways of representing numbers, meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, and computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra. Pedagogical topics will focus on attending to student thinking and reasoning through the use of discourse and questioning, professional noticing, and the effective use of manipulatives or other mathematical tools.

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.

Registration Information  

  • Registration is limited to 30 teachers per instructor.
  • All June and August course registration opens April 1 and requires payment for the 3 professional development credits ($165) at registration.
  • If you encounter problems, please contact the ISU Regional Math Center: irmc@isu.edu

June 3-7 Arimo

Location: Marsh Valley High School, Arimo

Emphasis: Meets recertification requirements for all teachers at all grades

Instructors: Jason Libberton and Angie Godfrey

Dates:  June 3-June 7  8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $165 

Meals: 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

June 10-14 Rigby/Rexburg

Location: Rigby/Rexburg Area

Emphasis: Meets recertification requirements for all teachers at all grades

Instructor: Veronica Blackham and Jason Libberton

Dates: June 10-June 14  8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $165 

Meals: 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

June 17-21 Idaho Falls (6-9 emphasis)

Location: ISU- Idaho Falls Campus

Emphasis: Recommended for math teachers from Grade 6-high school. 

Instructor: TBD

Dates: June 17-June 21  8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $165 

Meals: 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

June 17-21 Twin Falls

Location: CSI, Twin Falls

Emphasis: Meets recertification requirements for all teachers at all grades

Instructor: Rhonda Birnie and TBD

Dates: June 17-June 21  8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $165 

Meals: 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

 

CLOSED-FULL

 

August 5-9 Idaho Falls

Location: ISU- Idaho Falls Campus

Emphasis: Meets recertification requirements for all teachers at all grades

Instructor: Angie Godfrey, Veronica Blackham, and Jason Libberton

Dates: August 5-August 9  8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $165 

Meals: 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

 *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.

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: