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Course SummaryPrepare to earn credits you can use for teaching licensure renewal with our easy-to-use Contemporary Math for Teachers professional development course. Our engaging video and text lessons are professionally designed, flexible and accessible from any mobile device so you can study at your leisure.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your math teaching license with Contemporary Math for Teachers. Brush up on mathematics topics so you can better teach probabilities, statistics, graphing, and other math-related subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn mathematics credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about mathematical reasoning and word problems.
- Check your knowledge of things like probabilities and graphing with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert mathematics instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Mathematics exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 1,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
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Contemporary Math for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Mathematics teachers who want to brush up on contemporary math topics
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging mathematics videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a contemporary mathematics unit or course
- Aspiring math teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make contemporary mathematics easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert math instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review contemporary mathematics terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn math credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Contemporary Math for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Mathematical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approaches (critical thinking, logical fallacies, principles for problem-solving) |
Math Word Problems (problems with multiple steps, restating problems, practice exercises)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Statistics (descriptive and inferential statistics, calculating mean, median, range and mode, determining percentiles in a data set, creating and interpreting histograms)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||Probability (mathematical sets, independent and dependent events, calculating simple conditional probabilities, the addition rule of probability)|
|Day 4||Chapter 5||Discrete Probability Distributions (random variables, probabilities with games of chance, applying discrete probability concepts in problem-solving)|
|Day 5||Chapter 6||Continuous Probability Distributions and the Normal Curve (graphing probability distributions associated with random variables, finding Z-scores, practice problems with the normal distributions)|
|Day 6||Chapter 7||Voting Mathematics (preference ballots and schedules, methods of determining winners and ranking candidates)|
|Day 7||Chapter 8||Apportionment Math (rules of political apportionment, problems with apportionment, methods of apportionment)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||Graph Theory (concepts of graph theory, Euler paths and Euler's circuits, traveling salesmen problems, finding the most efficient circuit)|
|Day 9||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for contemporary math|
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