Course Description

This course is designed to provide teachers with relevant teaching strategies to make teaching and learning mathematics enjoyable. By the time students reach high school, many have been unsuccessful in learning math or find math to be tedious. Learning math can be positive when students can connect mathematics to their experiences. Students can be given the tools for discovering and constructing knowledge and for deriving meaning for themselves. In turn, they can develop life-long skills and transform into successful, confident problem-solvers. In this course, teachers will learn methods and skills to facilitate this development process. This curriculum is designed to address current math standards, particularly the emerging Common Core State Standards and will include the incorporation of technology in the mathematics classroom.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:
  1. Examine approaches used in the standards-based mathematics classroom
  2. Appraise strategies for building proportional reasoning and problem solving over time
  3. Identify and employ teaching strategies within the core courses of algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics
  4. Describe and evaluate the use of technology to improve student learning in the classroom
  5. Describe and employ classroom practices and value qualities of an effective math teacher


System Requirements
  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection


This course is recommended for 9-12 math educators or related personnel who desire to improve their instructional abilities in mathematics to improve learning for all students. Participants must hold a baccalaureate degree.

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Section Title
The 21st-Century Mathematics Classroom 9-12
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Paul Wright is the course facilitator

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