Teachers of Primary Grades
Teachers of Intermediate Grades
Teachers of Middle School or Junior High
Teachers of General Math or Basic Math
Teachers of Pre-Algebra
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Do you want to teach arithmetic in a way that will prepare your students for algebra?
Do you want to learn how to use manipulatives (Dr. Henry Borenson's Hands-On Equations®, Henri Picciotto's Algebra Lab Gear®, Eli's magic and regular peanuts, four-quadrant graphs) to help your students develop concepts that are essential to algebra?
Do you want to experience a Hands-On Math Lab in action?
Then you want to take the course
HANDS-ON ALGEBRA WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS
To receive 3 hours of graduate credit for this course, in-service
or pre-service teachers can pay $100 per credit hour to Webster University in
addition to the $234 tuition to St. Louis Community College at Meramec. The
registration for the Webster University graduate credit can be done in class at
Summer Session 2006 - June 5 through July 27, 2006
Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Note: If you cannot start the course the week
of June 4, since the course is self-paced, you may start during the week of
June 11. Also, if you do not want
to spend all 8 weeks of the summer session taking a course, consider taking it
over two summers (You will pay the community college tuition both
summers.) Please feel free to
discuss various possibilities with the instructor
HANDS-ON ALGEBRA WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS
3 credit hours of graduate credit
This course is designed for teachers who want to be effective in helping students understand algebra rather than merely memorizing and applying the rules of algebra. It is held in the Hands-On Math Lab at St. Louis Community College at Meramec where teachers in this course will usually be working in the Lab along with adult students at the community college who are seeking to truly understand algebra. Working individually and/or in small groups on worksheets and problems, participants in this course will use various math manipulatives (Hands-On Equations®, Algebra Lab Gear®, pegboards, magic and regular peanuts, four-quadrant rectangular coordinate graphs, etc.) to experience how students can use manipulatives to explore algebra concepts in order to gain understanding of solving equations and inequalities, performing operations on polynomials and graphing in the rectangular coordinate plane. Students taking this graduate-level course will also participate in six one-hour educational seminars relating their experiences in the Hands-On Math Lab to relevant educational literature. In this Hands-On Math Lab course, participants may proceed at their own pace, but students in this graduate-level course must attend the six educational seminars which will take place during the first six weeks of the course.
The instructor for the course may be one of the following teachers:
Fran Endicott Armstrong has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Fontbonne College and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Pennsylvania and has over ten years experience teaching math in Grades 5 through 12. Fran has taught Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School at Fontbonne College and has taught Pre-Algebra as well as Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra in the St. Louis Community College District. She has given guest presentations to math classes in Grades 1 through 8. Fran is the Coordinator and Lead Mentor of the Self-Paced Hands-On Math Lab at The Soulard School.
For more information, please contact Fran Armstrong in the Mathematics Department at St. Louis Community College at Meramec (314-984-7769).
St. Louis Community College at
11333 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63122-5799
Phone: 314-984-7500 | TDD: 314-984-7704
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