A grant stipend will help with tuition costs upon successful completion of the course. More information available upon request.
Course Description: Investigate how the teaching and learning of mathematics in middle and high schools can be enhanced with appropriate use of collaborative problem solving and dynamic mathematics software. Collaborate in small groups within an online environment - developed as part of the National Science Foundation funded project, Virtual Math Teams with GeoGebra (VMTwG) - to explore geometric tasks consistent with the Common Core State Standards and to solve open-ended mathematics problems. Identify key online interactions that contribute to significant mathematical, collaborative, and discursive practices. Reflect on issues of mathematics learning and teaching: discourse and collaboration with and without teacher guidance, task design, justification and proof, and effective use of technology.
Course activities will include asynchronous and weekly synchronous small-team interactions around collaborative mathematical tasks.
Note: Synchronous work is a required part of the course. You will select preferred days and times and placed in groups with classmates with similar preferences.
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