Making Math Real: Time

Making Math Real: Time

6 half-day DL Course  |  9:00 am to 1:30 pm daily [Pacific Time]
Registration Fee:  $749 for tuition & materials binder (shipped)
2 optional academic units  
[see below]


MANDATORY PREREQUISITE:   All students who enroll in this course must have completed the Making Math Real: Overview K-12.

This newly expanded 6 half-day online course provides the comprehensive, simultaneous multisensory structured methods for introducing and teaching the concepts and applications of understanding the code of the clock, telling time on the analog clock, and problem solving with elapsed times.

It is designed and intended for educational therapists, special educators, and elementary and secondary classroom teachers. Parents and those who consider themselves non-math majors are especially encouraged to enroll. Participants will obtain the experience, practice, language, and specific content relative to this course to be able to teach students effectively and use these practical techniques immediately in classrooms, private practice, and at home. Additionally, course participants will learn the appropriate manipulatives and developmental scope and sequence to design and deliver a systematic, incremental curriculum and/or remediation plan for the content areas presented in this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  In addition to the mathematical benefits, the successful ability to understand and apply the fundamentals of time provides significant practical, real-world connections. However, the perceptual connections needed for reading the analog clock present learning challenges that are difficult for educators to address effectively.

The ability to read the analog clock presents unique perceptual challenges as the code of the clock requires multiple simultaneous decodings to correctly perceive the information expressed on the clock face: the relative lengths of the clock hands, the circular numeration codes and the respective markings of the hours and minutes, the simultaneous expression of the values of the hours and minutes based solely on the numeration code of the hours, fractional relationships, and concepts of elapsed time. Consequently, there are numerous students for whom the cognitive demands of telling time present a significant cognitive overload that can persist throughout adulthood.

Through instructor demonstrations and hands-on manipulative-based activities, participants learn to structure the full codes of reading the clock, solving elapsed time word problems, and problem solving across the four operations with time for the grades K-5.

Topics include:

  • how to find, modify, and utilize the appropriate manipulatives for teaching time
  • simultaneous multisensory structured instruction for telling time to the hour, half-hour and minute as well as systematically and incrementally structured word problem applications for solving the significant varieties of elapsed time word problems.

These techniques are designed and structured to reach the full diversity of processing styles.  Extensive color-coding is a critical element of the structure. Please have 4 colored markers or pencils in blue, green, red and black at your desk during the online course.


Optional Academic Credit Costs & Registration: Optional units of credit are available for select courses at the low cost of $134 per unit, paid directly to CSUEB Continuing Education, by the last day of every course.  CSUEB Online credit registration and payment instructions, along with the MMR grading policy, will be provided on the first day of every class. All credit registrations and payments must be submitted online through CSUEB’s website by the end of each course. No exceptions.

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