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Routines for Mathematical Reasoning

MAT-937
3 Credits
Online
4.33/5.00
Routines help us develop healthy daily habits, math classrooms establish routines for lectures and homework, fewer offer specific daily routines to help students think, communicate, and reason like mathematicians. If your students struggle to get started on mathematical tasks or if they rely on teacher examples in order to 'do problems', this course offers an exciting set of practices to foster confident mathematical thinking. This fully online course introduces teachers to six instructional routines designed to engage students in complex mathematical reasoning. Participants in this course will develop a series of reasoning routines for immediate use in their classrooms. Drawing on instructional principles that center student voice and agency, this course promotes mathematical thinking habits that support the Common Core Mathematical Practices.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Candi Reimer

Instructor
As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.