Course DescriptionTeaching our children to think and reason mathematically is a challenge, not because students can’t learn to think mathematically, but because we must change our own often deeply-rooted teaching habits. This is where instructional routines come in. Their predictable design and repeatable nature support both teachers and students to develop new habits. This course examines how educators can make use of routines to make three fundamental shifts in teaching practice: focus on thinking-shift attention away from students’ answers and toward their thinking and reasoning; step out of the middle-shift the balance from teacher-student interactions toward student-student interactions; and support productive struggle-help students do the hard thinking work that leads to real learning.
A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.
The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.