Current Happenings-Denver Circle

Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle
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 2014- 2015

New this year – workshops for elementary teachers!!!

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, and “Elementary-Level” workshops are aimed at teachers of grades 4-6.

Location: All workshops will be held on the Downtown Denver Campus in Academic Building 1, Room 4125.  This is the new building at 1201 Larimer St., basically at the corner of Speer and Larimer, just off Auraria Parkway.

Times: Sessions for Middle-Level Teachers run from 8:30 am-noon on the dates listed.  Sessions for Elementary-Level Teachers run from 12:30-3:30 on the dates listed.

Lunch provided: Both groups have a common lunch from 12:00-12:30.

Credit Options: Graduate credit and CEUs are available.  See this sheet for details.

Dates: We meet on the following Saturdays (generally first Saturday per month).

Fall 2014: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6

Spring 2015: Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2

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