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