Explores mathematical concepts using examples from science. Offers participants an opportunity to enhance the mathematical skills needed to teach science and mathematics more effectively. Emphasizes practices common to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and the 2013 Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS). Each class covers critical concepts in mathematics applied to hands-on activities and laboratory exercises. Topics include ratios and proportions, algebraic equations (linear and quadratic), systems of linear equations, functions (linear and quadratic), graphical representation, and fundamentals of statistical analysis, plane geometry, trigonometry and vector analysis.
Recently re-designed to respond to the specific call in the CCSS-Math and Massachusetts curriculum framework for students to use math flexibly in a wide range of applications, for math teachers to provide opportunities to apply math in context, and for teachers in content areas outside of math, particularly science, to ensure that students are using math to make meaning of and access content. Will also address technical writing, formative assessment, and short- or long-term research projects. Required for Northeastern University’s Master of Education degree, Learning and Instruction concentration, science focus and a recommended prerequisite for some other CCC classes (i.e., Physics I and II; Pre-engineering Design; Integrating the Sciences through Energy).
Time & Dates: Mondays Apr 7, 28 | May 5, 12, 19 | Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Saturdays May 10, Jun 7, Jun 28 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Instructors: Dr. Malcolm Pringle, (NEU/MIT/BPS), Larry McGrail (NEU, retired), Ryan Keser (PSB)
Location: Northeastern University