Introduction to Algebra: Content and Instruction (BOS)
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- This workshop will focus on the algebraic thinking needed by ABE/ASE students. Our students need a strong foundation in algebraic thinking and practices to keep doors to the future open, but research tells us that students' skills are often weak. You can help. No matter how long it's been since your own last "algebra encounter," no matter whether you see it as a helpful tool or a monstrous challenge, you will enjoy the camaraderie of learning in this workshop. Join with colleagues in exploring the meaning of algebra and paths to better algebra instruction that foster communication, problem solving, and reasoning--essential skills to prepare ABE/ASE students for good jobs and further education. In this workshop, we will investigate general math teaching principles, as well as algebra-specific ideas. Together we will solve algebra problems suitable for lessons. Classroom materials are provided.
- May 18, 2012 from 09:30 am to 04:00 pm
- On campus (see below)
- Adult Literacy Resource Institute / SABES Greater Boston Regional Support Center
- University of Massachusetts Boston / Wheatley Bldg., 4th floor, room 04-167
- 100 Morrissey Blvd.
- Boston, MA 02125
- Registration Deadline
- May 11, 2012 at 1:00 AM
- ABE, GED, Other Curriculum & Instruction
- Contact info
For info on the activity, contact Deborah Schwartz; for info on registrations contact Shirley Tenique Williams at 617-287-4073.
- Learning objectives
- After completing this workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Describe connections between arithmetic and algebra. 2) Generalize from algebraic patterns to algebraic rules. 3) Demonstrate increased confidence with algebraic problem solving. 4) Recognize connections between algebraic representations. 5) Present at least one algebra-related activity to students. 6) Explain at least two "stumbling blocks" encountered by algebra and pre-algebra students. 7) Analyze algebra activities in light of the MA Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and Numeracy.
- Barbara Goodridge
- Host RSC
- Boston Region
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