Algebra and Functions with Modeling: Grades 8-12 (3-day Seminar)

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Last Date to Register: 9/22/2017 12:00 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lori Rugotska
Agency Assistant: Belinda Fox 920-236-0576
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Conference Center-SMART Thinking
9/29/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM On-site Check-in 8 - 8:30 a.m.
10/20/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM On-site Check-in 8 - 8:30 a.m.
11/8/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM On-site Check-in 8 - 8:30 a.m.


This three day seminar focuses on mathematical content knowledge around numerical and algebraic expressions and equations, while diving deeply into mathematical representations. Visual representations of mathematics help students advance their understanding of mathematics. This seminar looks at various ways to represent the mathematical content, including visual, symbolic, and physical representations. These various representations are intertwined with the mathematical content to develop the knowledge of teachers aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Specifically, participants will study the development of algebraic thinking in grades 6–8 drawing from CCSSM domains of Expressions and Equations and Functions. Emphasis will be placed on focus standards from each domain that are essential in the progression of algebraic reasoning across the grades. In addition, participants will deepen their understanding of the multiple representations and extend their knowledge of meaningful contexts that are fundamental to these standards.

Workshop objectives:

  • Participants will use various mathematical representations of expressions and equations and see the connections between them.
  • Participants will become familiar with the progression of the Common Core State Standards for expressions, equations and functions across grades 6–8.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the role of using multiple representations and contextual situations to support student algebraic learning.
  • Participants will understand, represent, and explain the important concepts in the CCSSM including writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; applying operations with rational numbers to work with expressions and linear equations; modeling relationships between quantities with linear equations and functions; and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations through real world contexts.


Disclaimer: CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your MyQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy: Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.