Making Math Real: Pre-Algebra
10-Day Course | 9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Registration Fee: $1749 for tuition & course reader
8 optional academic units [see below]
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: All course participants must have successfully completed the Making Math Real: Overview AND Making Math Real: Fractions, Decimals, & Advanced Place Value prior to enrolling.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 10-day course continues the sequence from the Making Math Real: Overview, K-12, 4 Operations & The 400 Math Facts, and Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value courses, and provides the essential development for meeting the challenges of transitioning students from elementary math to algebra.
The cognitive demands of algebra require a strong and comprehensive developmental foundation including recognizing and extending patterns, generalizing, sequential processing, and especially, detail analysis. The specific outcome of a successful pre-algebra experience is the establishment and full integration of algebraic law that defines and supports all algebraic processes of simplifying and solving. The most crucial component of successful instruction and learning is to include all of the incremental steps in every algebraic development. Therefore, course emphasis is on the systematic incrementation and methods of instruction that address the development, refinement, and integration of students’ sensory-cognitive abilities with the application and retention of algebraic problem solving and skills.
Topics include units on the four operations with integers and rational numbers, probability, number theory, ratio, proportion and percent, solving equations, and linear graphing. This course is designed for educational therapists, special educators, elementary and secondary classroom teachers, and college professors. Parents and those who consider themselves non-math majors are especially encouraged to enroll. Prior knowledge of algebra is not required.
These techniques are designed to reach the full diversity of learning styles. Extensive color-coding is a critical element of the program. Please bring 4-color ball point pens or pencils in blue, green, red and black.
Optional Academic Credit Costs & Registration
Optional units of credit are available for each course at the low cost of $89 per unit, paid directly to CSUEB Continuing Education. Credit registration forms, payment instructions, and the grading policy will be provided on the first day of class. All credit registration forms must be submitted with payment to the MMR instructor by the end of each course. No exceptions.