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PEDC 9122 21st Century Mathematicians in the K-12 Classroom
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Sandy Catapano October 1-30, January 3-30,
Math can be a challenging subject for many students whether in the lower or upper grades. Finding ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student interest and excitement in the classroom can be quite challenging. Through this course you will learn the framework for 21st Century learning and the changes to our approach to teaching in the areas of math. 21st century math learning encompasses creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. Moreover, 21st century math classrooms are defined by how the learning experience is brought to life rather than programs adopted by districts. Therefore, you will learn practices that will drive students to think deeply about mathematical reasoning, problem solving and more. When students begin to learn to think deeply mathematically, they have begun to acquire powerful tools for making sense of the world. This course is appropriate for general PreK-12 teachers, math teachers, AIS teachers and special education teachers.