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Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle

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Engaging with the Standards of Mathematical Practice from the Common Core

Come join other middle-level teachers and mathematicians as we work together to develop capacity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice

Academic Year 2017-18

Fall 2017:  September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

Spring 2018: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

Sessions for the middle-level program are held one Saturday per month from 8:30 am – 12:00, with lunch provided from 12:00-12:45.  CEUs and graduate credit will be available.

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See for more detailed information on registering for official CU Denver credit and for the links to RSVP for each session.

There is no cost to attend, and we have scholarship funding to cover the cost of graduate credit or CEUs.

General Description: With the advent of the Common Core, many teachers are being asked to teach mathematics in ways that differ significantly from how they learned it.  We provide an opportunity for teachers to experience mathematical problem solving as learners.  Teachers will develop their own facility with using the Standards of Mathematical Practice from the Common Core while working on engaging mathematical activities.  Problems will be selected from many areas of mathematics – geometry, number and operation, algebra, and probability and statistics.  We also have ongoing discussions related to implementing problem solving and the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the classroom.

Elements of this overall program:

•Participating in a learning community focused on mathematics

•Learning mathematics through rich tasks that provide the opportunity to expand one’s own mathematical understanding

•Focus on the Mathematical Practices and 21st Century Skills

Audience: While each workshop has an “intended audience”, teachers from outside this grade-band are also welcome to attend.  “Middle-Level” workshops are aimed at teachers of grades 5-10.

Location: All workshops will be held on the Downtown Denver Campus in the Student Commons Building (ACAD), outside of Room 4125 on the 4th floor.  This is the new building at 1201 Larimer St., at the corner of Speer and Larimer, just off Auraria Parkway.

Times: Sessions run from 8:30 am-noon on the dates listed.  Lunch and informal discussions follow each session.

To donate to the Rocky Mountain Math Circle program, please click here.

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