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Mastering Math Tasks

September 28 @ 4:30 pm - September 29 @ 5:30 pm

A ten-week online course focused on the Mathematics Teaching Practice Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.

Mastering Math Tasks

Grade Level: K-12

Content Focus: Instructional Practice

We’ve revamped our highly regarded Math Institute Fellows online course and removed the prerequisites to open the course to all math educators.

This 10-week online course focuses on the Mathematics Teaching Practice Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving from Principles to Actions, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Throughout the course participants will identify and implement high cognitive demand tasks, examine student work, and reflect on instructional practice with other educators.

With just three required virtual meetings, this course can be designed to fit busy schedules.

Online Course Dates: September 28 – December 11, 2020

Online Live Sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:30-5:30 pm CT
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:30-5:30 pm CT
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2020 4:30-5:30 pm CT

Cost: $600

Weekly Focus

Week 1 – Establishing common ground.

Week 2 – Learning about cognitive demand.

Week 3 – Cognitive demand and tasks

Week 4 – Our role in cognitive demand

Week 5 – Selecting tasks

Week 6 – Task implementation and feedback

Week 7 – Gathering student work

Week 8 – Examining student work

Week 9 – Essential element: professionalism

Week 10 – Final reflections

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than 180 days prior to this event will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $25. Cancellations made between 180 and 30 days of the event will receive a 50% refund minus a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the event.

This course will be capped at 35 participants. The deadline to register is September 24, 2020.

Course Credit: This course will be available for credit through our partnership with UW-Milwaukee. More information & syllabus coming soon.


September 28 @ 4:30 pm
September 29 @ 5:30 pm