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Teaching Mathematical Thinking

Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Teaching Mathematical Thinking is a three (3) credit course that will be offered year round in various location throughout Regions 4, 5, and 6. Courses for every grade level: elementary, middle, and high school have been developed to ensure teachers have the tools necessary to educate their students and ensure they are successful in math. Below is a schedule for all TMT courses currently being offered through Idaho State University:


All Regions

Course fee is $195 and registration for all courses opens on May 1, 2017.

Region 4

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Dates- June 5-9, 2017 Grades K-5
Time- 8:30-5pm Location- Rock Creek Elementary
850 Federation Rd Twin Falls, ID 83301

Region 5

Dates- June 5-9, 2017 Grades K-5
Time- 8am-5:30pm Location: Grace High School - Room TBA
704 South Main St. Grace, ID 83241

Dates- July 24-28, 2017 K-5
Time- 8am-5:30pm Location- Albion Hall Room 118
Pocatello, ID 83209

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Region 6

Dates- June 5-9, 2017 Grades 6-9
Time- 8am-5:30pm Location-Rigby High School- Room TBA
3830 E 300 N Rigby, ID 83442

Dates- June 12-16, 2017 Grades K-5
Time-8am-5:30pm Location- Innovative Center at Emmerson High School - Room A6
350 4th St. Idaho Falls, ID 83407

Dates- June 26-30, 2017 Grades K-5
Time- 8am-5:30 pm Location- Media Center at Madison High School
2300 University Blvd Rexburg, ID 83440

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209