Addressing the Social Emotional Aspects of Math

Course Number: EDU 5626 C02
Instructor: Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
Location: Online
Dates and Times: Asynchronous meetings from July 3 - August 27
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $900

Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment of $900, payable to RRWIB, is due at the time of registration. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, PO Box 6049, Rutland, VT 05701. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Center for Schools at (802) 770-7060.

Course Description

This course addresses the social emotional aspects of math instruction that can increase engagement and achievement at every level. Participants will learn about math mindsets that encourage all students to be “smart” in math. They will develop strategies for creating cultures of learning in math classes. Participants will design challenging math tasks that are accessible to a wide range of students.

Course Goal

Increase equity in math classes by designing instructional materials that promote concept development rather than procedural math.

Course Objectives

1. Identify strategies for creating a culture of learning
2. Identify strategies for promoting equity in math classrooms
3. Identify characteristics of math tasks that focus on concepts rather than procedures
4. Design challenging math tasks that have low entry points and high exit points
5. Integrate conceptual math with procedural math
6. Create routines and procedures that promote equity in math

Required Texts

Required texts are not included in course tuition.

Text: Boaler, J., & Dweck, C. (n.d.). Mathematical mindsets: Unleashing students' potential through creative math, inspiring messages and innovative teaching.

For additional course information

Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
(802) 309-5240

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 770-7060

Register online now!