Teaching Real World Math (K-3)/Flex Course



Interested in showing your students how math connects to everyday life? This online training course will focus on appropriate instructional tools and techniques to help you connect math standards to instructional practice using real world scenarios. Ideas for connecting math to literature and technology will also be shared.


Unit One

Introduction to the Course
Math Standards
Math Content Standards
Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
Test #1
Unit Two

Math Process Standards
Connecting Math Standards to Instructional Practice
Mathematical Problem Solving Using Real World Math
Using Formative Assessment
Assignment #2: Article reflection
Test #2
Unit Three

Connecting Math to Everyday Life
Real World Math: Part One
Real World Math: Part Two
Assignment #3: Share your expertise
Test #3
Unit Four

Connecting Math and Literature
Math Online: Connecting Math and Technology
Having Fun with Real World Math
Test #4
Unit Five

Integrating Science into Real World Math Lessons
Using Social Studies in Math Lessons
Interactive Math Websites
Test #5
Unit Six

Using Real World Math as an Intervention Strategy
Real World Math Centers
Creating Real-World Math Lessons
Assignment #4: Write math lesson plans
Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)

key words, tags

Math K-3 teaching, teacher professional development

Course properties

Form of education
Formal education level
Professional development
Learning language
Teacher training without subject specialization, Education
Course authors
Course cost
IP transfer allowed
Previous courses entrance requirements
This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives. “Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small Group Meetings” by Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Career list corresponds to course
K-12 teachers
Entrance test
Groups formation by readiness level
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Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
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Credit from UC San Diego Extension
Course time limits
Opportunity to enter after start
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Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support