Active Learning in the Pre-Calculus Classroom

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Active Learning in the Pre-Calculus Classroom   

This self-paced online course is designed for in service secondary math teachers to earn 15 hours of math content professional development. The content is presented in four modules: Module 1. Inquiry Based Learning (7 hours) This module will consist of some videos and readings surrounding inquiry based and active learning. The goal will be to introduce and define these topics, provide some evidence for why educators decide to use these methods of instruction, and show evidence for why they are effective. Module 2. Exponential Functions and Logarithms (3 hours) Participants will get a chance to strengthen their skills with exponential functions and logarithms. This will happen by working through materials that could be used in an active classroom. Module 3. Trigonometry (3 hours) Participants will get a chance to strengthen their skills with trigonometry. This will happen by working through materials that could be used in an active classroom. Module 4. Course evaluation and final project (2 hours) As a final project participants will write a 2 page reflection on what they learned in the course by citing examples and explaining how this may impact student learning in their classrooms. Each reflection will be reviewed. Participants will then complete a course evaluation before receiving their certificate. Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, participants should have a better understanding of what active learning is, and why many educators are deciding to incorporate this method of instruction into their classroom. Further, they will have an opportunity to refine their pre-calculus skills and experience some questions that can be incorporated into an active learning environment. The explorations will be chosen with the hope that they could be immediately brought into the high school classroom.
 

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