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Math: Gateway to Algebra 6-8

Description

Explore the Critical Foundations of Algebra - whole numbers, fractions, and geometry & measurement. Investigate specific key concepts using activities that highlight major themes. Learn to use scaffolding techniques to build student learning through algebraic thinking.

Learning Objectives

In this course the participant will learn the following.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues that make it critical that quality instruction be provided in geometry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the van Hiele levels of geometric development.
  • Describe activities that fit the levels of geometric development including the following topic strands.
    • Shape and properties (includes classifying and sorting),
    • Transformation,
    • Location (includes direction), and
    • Visualization.
  • Describe the real world with geometric ideas (geometric thinking, spatial relationships, and vocabulary) and solve real world problems using geometry (geometric modeling).
  • Identify the stages children go through in developing measurement concepts (includes comparing, ordering, personal referents, non-standard units of measure, and standard units of measure).
  • Discuss why a student must have direct experiences in developing measurement concepts.
  • Discuss the appropriate roles for estimation and tools in measurement.
  • Explain how one may reduce the error of measurement.
  • Identify activities that support each of the stages of development of length, capacity, mass, and weight (activities include estimation).
  • Identify diagnostic activities to determine a child’s stage of development.
  • Identify activities in which children learn to use appropriate measurement tools (units, rulers, grids).
  • List units and sub-units (conventional and S.I.) for measuring length, capacity, mass, and weight.
  • Identify activities that support each of the stages of development of area and volume (activities include estimation).
  • Identify diagnostic activities to determine a child’s stage of development.
  • Identify activities in which children learn to use appropriate measurement tools (units, rulers, grids).
  • List units and sub-units (conventional and S.I.) for measuring area and volume.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

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Developed by Beacon Educator staff.


Module Last Updated: 2022