Our mission is to support educators in their quest to provide quality instruction to elementary, middle, and high school mathematics students. Our intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings and to supply lessons that could be implemented in K-12 classrooms.
Fall 2017 Workshops
Mathematical Practices: Structure and Modeling -- This workshop is FULL
This session is intended for teachers in grades K-5.
Mathematical Practices are key behaviors students exhibit as they engage in mathematics problem solving and learning. The two most difficult practices to understand are Modeling with Mathematics (MP4) and Looking for and Making Use of Structure (MP7). How do we recognize these behaviors? How do we encourage them in the classroom? How can they support each other? How can they support student understanding of key grade level mathematics standards? Teachers will explore and analyze these behaviors through hands-on minds-on tasks.
Presenter: Carrie Burdon & Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday - August 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location: MTL Room 120, 1129 E. Lowell St.
Earn: 5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $45. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.
We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).
This workshop is the first in a two-part series intended for teachers in grades 7-11. Teachers from partnership schools/districts will receive a $50 stipend for participating in BOTH workshops (Second workshop on September 23, 2017).
Many students struggle with abstract concepts. Algebra tiles provide a concrete understanding of abstract ideas. Algebra tiles can be used to develop an understanding with integers, combining like terms, balancing equations, distributive property, adding and subtracting polynomials, multiplying polynomials, factoring, and completing the square. In this session we will look at many of these ideas and work together to develop a list of questions needed to help students reach a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
Sharon Newman has been teaching for 15 years. She has taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, algebra 3, and Pima Math 151. Her academic accomplishments include a BS in Mathematics, a MA in Special Education, and recently completed a MA in Mathematics Education. She believes all students are capable of learning, some just need more of a hands on approach that gets students to the "why" the math works and students need time to "play" and process the ideas to reach mastery.
Presenter: Sharon Newman
Date: Saturday - August 26, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Registration through Google Form
This is the first of a two-part series. Teachers must participate in both sessions (stipends will only be provided to those who participate in both sessions).
We are currently planning our workshop schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have topics you would like to see featured in these workshops, please let us know. These are topics we are planning at this time.
Data and Measurement, Multiplication, Division, Fractions
Proportionality, Algebraic thinking
Using Multiple Representations to Construct Deep Understanding of Algebra, Using Desmos to Explore High School Mathematics
The Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference is Saturday September 16, 2017 at Arizona State University Memorial Union registration will be posted at their website this summer.
Are you an NCTM Member? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) now offers free webinars for their members. Visit their website for available events.
Space for each workshop is limited. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Priority is given to teachers from partnership schools and districts. Teachers from schools that are not in our partnership will need to pay a fee to attend workshops.
If you have questions about the workshops, or if you have trouble using the registration forms, please contact Rodrigo Gutiérrez.