Teach for America
Secondary Math online Teacher Development
Course: Flexible Engagement with Problems
Understand the importance of flexible engagement in secondary math classrooms.
Understand applications of flexible solution pathways in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry
Explore strategies to promote flexible engagement within the secondary math classroom
Identify materials and resources to help you easily incorporate the teaching of multiple methods into your classroom
Understand when multiple methods strategies best fit within classroom structures
Do this if...
You are currently teaching students only one method via which to solve problems
Students are asked to solve practice problems or assessments using only a standard algorithm
You need additional strategies for introducing multiple methods in your classroom
How will this help me tomorrow?
Provide comparing/contrasting solution method resources for incorporation into tomorrow's lesson
Help you incorporate at least two solution methods into tomorrow's lesson
Help you plan to incorporate visual representation or manipulatives into your lesson plan
Give you ideas for restructuring tomorrow's student practice problems to promote multiple solution methods
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