Course Description

It is important that ALL students connect with math in a way that allows them to achieve at high levels.  Teachers need students to love math and be able to see its beauty. We will dive into brain research and look at equity issues in math. When teachers understand math in a new way they will inspire students to enjoy math class and be successful. This class prepares you to do just that. Grades K-12.

Learner Outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Reflect upon their own teaching practices in mathematics.
  2. Apply Best Practices to their teaching and learning instruction.
  3. Take an in depth look at current research on teaching mathematics.
  4. Think critically about and evaluate strategies for supporting all students in the math classroom.
  5. Read and reflect on articles and supplemental material.


Participants will need Internet access to complete this course.


Thank you for offering this course, it's been inspiring and full of valuable information and ideas!

—-Summer 2017 Student

This is my last assignment but I wanted to extend a personal thank you to you. You have been nothing short of amazing in the way in which you respond to assignments and give thoughtful feedback. I am grateful for the effort you put in on your end of this course in making it enjoyable for me.

---Summer 2017 Student

Thank you for a fantastic math course. Taking this course has been an inspirational experience for me, and one that I am grateful to have had.

---Summer 2017 Student

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Section Title
For The Love of Math: Increasing Appreciation and Understanding for All Students
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
What's Math Got to Do With It by Jo Boaler. Penguin Group. 2015. ISBN: 978-0143128298
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date 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.


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