This 3-week module is based on Montana’s Content Standards for 8th-grade geometry with a focus on translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations. We will examine students’ perceptions about transformations, explore and justify relationships between figures, and discover geometric connections to similarity, proportion, and slope. Specific goals and activities include the following:
Facilitated by Pat Baltzley, Math Education Consultant |
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Facilitated This course will only be offered when we have 10 or more interested participants. Fill out this form and we'll reach out to you with potential dates when enough people sign up. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | Math Teachers | |||
User Ratings: 4.0 |
Acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and incorporating mathematical modeling into lessons and activities. Specific goals and activities include the following:
Facilitated by Brooke Tayler, Billings Public Schools |
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Facilitated, July 5 - 26, 2020 Registration opens June 15 and closes July 5 or when the course is full. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | 8-12 Math Teachers | |||
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During this module, you will learn about facets of mathematical modeling instruction and assessment in high school. Specific goals and activities include the following:
Facilitated by Pat Baltzley, Math Education Consultant |
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Facilitated, Feb 7 - 28, 2021 Registration opens Jan 17 and closes Feb 7 or when the course is full. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | Math Teachers | |||
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Statistics and Probability do not appear as stand-alone topics in Montana’s Standards. These concepts are dispersed throughout all high school mathematics courses with an emphasis on informed decision making. The power of statistics and probability to understand the world we live in is some of the most applicable knowledge students can acquire in our classrooms.
Facilitated by Brooke Taylor, Billings Public Schools. |
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Facilitated, March 7 -28, 2021 Registration opens Feb 14 and closes March 7 or when the course is full. Sign up for a registration reminder. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | Math Teachers | |||
User Rating: 4.0 "Comparing middle school statistics standards to HS standards was insightful" —Teacher, Great Falls, MT |
The introduction of the Common Core standards inspired a change in the mindset of “basing transformations on congruence” to the more intuitive approach of “basing congruence on transformations.” In modern geometry, the traditional arguments justifying congruence and similarity are more effectively supported by rigid transformations and dilations. In this 3-week module, we examine how transformations are applied to justify congruence and similarity. Specific goals and activities include the following:
Created by The STREAM Team. Facilitated by Pat Baltzley, Math Education Consultant |
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Facilitated This course will only be offered when we have 10 or more interested participants. Fill out this form and we'll reach out to you with potential dates when enough people sign up. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | HS Math Teachers | |||
User Ratings: 3.5 |
It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. Facilitated by Brooke Taylor, High School Math Teacher, Billings, MT |
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Facilitated, November 1 - 22, 2020 Registration opens Oct 11 and closes November 1 or when the course is full. |
15 OPI Renewal Units | HS Math Teachers | |||
User Ratings: 3.9 "The class made me think of functions in a different way and to change how I teach some of it." —High school teacher, Cascade, MT |