Pre-AP: Strategies in Mathematics—Helping Students Learn Mathematics Through Problem Solving

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This workshop provides strategies for designing and using meaningful investigations, writing dynamic problems, and enhancing current classroom activities to help students develop a deeper understanding and produce more thoughtful responses. You will also learn how to build relevant, informative assessments that will monitor and foster mathematical thinking without interrupting instruction.

Length: 2 days

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Design effective instructional activities and enhance activities that you might already be using.
  • Assess student success in mathematics in more effective and meaningful ways.
  • Provide students with opportunities to engage in active questioning, analysis, construction, and communication of mathematics.
  • Examine the attributes of successful mathematics students and develop those attributes in every student you teach.
  • Question students in such a way as to lead them to greater understanding of mathematical concepts and elicit more meaningful responses.