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Grades 8-Algebra 2: Writing Equations in Context: Meeting the Demands of the Common Core Assessments

Type of PD: 1-Day Institute 
Institute Dates: 1/12/18
Location: Automotive High School- (14K610), 50 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included) 

Cost: $275 per person
Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades 8-Algebra 2, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.

*This institute is also listed in the categories Assessment, Secondary Institutes, & Teaching Learning Communities.

Traditional algebra curriculum focuses on students’ ability to solve algebraic equations or inequalities, irrespective of context.  With far greater frequency, Common Core assessments (NY state exams/Regents, PARCC exams, and the SAT/ACT) call on students to write algebraic equations/inequalities from a given situation or context (i.e. word problem).  These contexts are often dense, lexically challenging, and above all, intimidating — students often give up without even reading them, defeated from the start.

In this institute, teachers will learn new and powerful strategies to help students make sense of mathematical problems, and reliably derive correct equations and inequalities. 

Teachers will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Rich classroom tasks that lend themselves to a better understanding of variables, equations, and inequalities.
  • Routines for making sense of equations in relation to other representations, such as tables or graphs.
  • Models for setting up, representing, and solving equations/inequalities.
  • Strategies that are far more effective than “circling key words.”

Participants will leave with:

  • Problems they can immediately use in the classroom.
  • An improved understanding of common student-misconceptions in relation to variable, equations, and inequalities.
  • A clear map of the learning trajectory students undergo when developing an understanding of variable and equations, from Grade 8 to Algebra 2.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-12-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 01-12-2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price $275.00
Location Automotive High School- (14K610)

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
1 275.00

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