Exploring Real-World Connections in Math

Course 5523

Math teachers may hear the refrain, “When are we ever going to use this?” a bit too often, and this course will provide you with a fantastic answer! You’ll take a look at whether or not math instruction needs a "makeover" to better address student learning needs.

We'll also explore the concept of growth "mathematical mindsets" and how they can counter math myths and misconceptions. You’ll create a SMART Goal for inclusive math instruction, review strategies to increase culturally mindful contexts and relevancy in your math instruction, and discuss various ways to infuse mathematical modeling in your teaching.

You’ll end the course with a solid understanding of connections between math and the real world!

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about teaching and learning in math to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Determine whether math needs a “makeover” to better address student learning needs.
  • Understand how growth “mathematical mindsets” counter math myths and misconceptions.
  • Create a SMART Goal for increasing culturally mindful contexts and relevancy in your math instruction.
  • Explore ways to infuse additional mathematical modeling in math instruction.
  • Learn additional strategies to make math relevant and meaningful.
Review Syllabus

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