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Pre-AP Math MS

Course Description

Many students enrolled in Pre-AP middle school math classes have developed a fantastic ability to follow the steps they are given and apply those steps to solving routine math problems. Often merely following steps gets in the way of students' deep understanding of mathematics.

In this course, we will examine strategies for helping students who thrive on following procedures learn to look more deeply at the underlying mathematics of those procedures. We will use the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract theory to teach the understanding that is the foundation of mathematical reasoning so that your students will be better prepared to address the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus. The concrete and pictorial phases are often foreign to us as secondary math teachers but are worth exploring so we can support our students' understanding of the procedures they use so well. We also look a free curriculum that uses the CPA model that you can take and use right away.

Instructor Bio:
Kathy began earning her degree in education in Denton, Texas, attending Texas Woman's University. Her first teaching position was in White Settlement teaching 7th-grade math. During her 9 years there, she taught all grade levels including Algebra 1. Kathy then moved to Burleson to teach at Hughes Middle School. She was the math department head and an instructional coach for the school district. She is currently the Elementary Math Curriculum Coordinator for Burleson and teaches a section of 6th Grade Math in Burleson's Math Demonstration Classroom.

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 30 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:February 16, 2019
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Instructor:Kathy Massingill
Fee: $175.00Fee Breakdown