# Math for K-8 Teachers: Algebraic Thinking

### (20 Hr Course) - $100*

*Individual purchase cost is $5 per credit hour for courses or some districts may have a contract.

### Description

Make connections between patterns and functions. Explore mathematical models and strategies to increase understanding of quantitative and qualitative relationships, including problem solving using the analysis of change.

### Learning Objectives

In this course the participant will

- Identify the necessity for promoting algebraic thinking in arithmetic instruction.
- Identify ways to classify numbers, shapes, and objects by properties.
- Demonstrate how to develop pattern recognition.
- Identify ways to make generalizations about patterns.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the connection between patterns, relations and functions.
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of properties of operations used in arithmetic with multiple representations.
- Utilize concrete, pictorial, verbal, and symbolic representations of unknown quantities.
- Identify activities to relate using equations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative relationships in number operations.
- Recognize the value of modeling mathematics in the classroom.
- Identify problem situations that use various representations of quantitative relationships.
- Identify the algebraic thinking in qualitative change.
- Formalize the algebraic thinking in quantitative change.
- Discover the development of rate in grades K-8 and beyond.

### Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

4 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in
order to develop a narrative response.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

### Project Team

**Author:**

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