This 3-week course is designed to draw out high-level algebraic thinking from middle grades students. The focus is on using the 6th and 7th grade standards for expressions and equations as a vehicle to examine teacher practice and improve students’ algebraic thinking. Specific goals and activities include the following:
- Define algebraic thinking and reasoning through the “Habits of Mind” framework.
- Evaluate the way teachers talk to and question students about expressions, equations, and inequalities.
- Explore the standards for expressions and equations and the Mathematical Practices through engaging problems.
- Apply algebraic thinking to STEM and real-world problem solving lessons.
To register for this course, go to the Teacher Learning Hub. Registration will open on February 26, 2018 and close on March 19, 2018.