Creating Meaningful Math
Engagement, Grades K-12

Course Description

Supporting Mathematical Proficiency in Struggling Learners This course on creating meaningful math engagement will provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage their students in meaningful math learning.

The course will cover key strategies for developing engaging math lessons that foster perseverance, problem-based learning, and inquiry. Educators will learn the importance of rigor in math instruction and explore techniques for integrating formative assessment into their lessons to support student learning and growth.

In addition, the course will examine the role of the teacher in fostering a positive and supportive math learning environment, including the importance of building a growth mindset and promoting a sense of belonging and inclusion for all students.

Throughout the course, educators reflect on their teaching practices and develop a plan to incorporate engaging and meaningful math instruction. The goal of the course is to empower educators to become confident and competent teachers who create positive and meaningful math learning experiences for students.

Essential Questions

  • How do students’ identities as mathematicians influence their math achievement?
  • What is the relationship between problem-centered classrooms and math engagement?
  • What are the best ways to engage students in applying rigorous mathematical concepts?
  • What role do formative assessment and feedback play in developing mathematical skills and reasoning?
Course Agenda

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Developing Engaging Lessons
  3. Improving Perseverance in a Problem-Centered Classroom
  4. Effective Math Instruction: Inquiry and Rigor
  5. Leveraging Formative Assessments
  6. Course Wrap Up

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Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) has partnered with Cal Poly Humboldt University, one of the 23 accredited schools in the California State University system, to provide you with graduate credits for selected TKL courses.

We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course.

Course Syllabus

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Course Content Fee: $200.00

Purchase your graduate credits from Cal Poly Humboldt once you complete your course.

3 Graduate Credits & Transcript: $150.00


Comments from Teachers

“After taking this course, I am looking to use more hands-on lessons. I’m taking things I already do and turning them into more project-based lessons.”

“I’ve started implementing strategies for designing authentic tasks and questioning techniques that will encourage deeper thinking from students and rigor in the classroom.”

Danielson Teacher Framework Course Alignment


Designing Coherent Instruction


Designing Student Assessments


Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques


Using Assessment in Instruction