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MA-68, Addressing the Needs of the Highly Able Math Student


This two-credit course is designed to support teachers in planning and providing a rigorous mathematics program for highly able students. Participation is open to elementary teachers, math support teachers and staff developers. Priority will be given to teams of teachers from the same school.

NOTE: In the past, the course has focused primarily on the needs of students in grades 3-5; however, enrollment is open to all elementary grade levels, and the content of the course will reflect the needs of primary grade students as needed.

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Course Outcomes

The course builds the participants' mathematics background in both math content and instructional strategies in the following areas:

  • Concepts of effective math instruction through current education research
  • Differentiation strategies such as anchor activities, center, stations, tiered instruction, multiple intelligences, and the use of technology
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Probability
  • Common fractions and decimal fractions
  • Ratio, proportion, and percent