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Courses offered cooperatively by Adventures In Education, Inc. and Portland State University.

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  • Course Math 5131:   Multiple Intelligences and Brain-Compatible Learning in the
    Mathematics Classroom
    , Grades: All 
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 3) 
    Using materials based on Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory, educators review the research
    and apply the theory to their own teaching situations.  Discover the instructional implications of the
    latest brain research and theories, and how they relate to best practices for teaching Mathematics. 
    A large collection of field-tested activities offers teachers a powerful resource to develop lessons
    that initiate the primary intelligences of all students including
    special needs students and adult learners
    to create effective patterns for classroom learning.

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

    Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
    'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
    registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:
      NONE--free Online Course Workbook

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional 
    $165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5138: Teaching Statistics with EXCEL, Part I
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 3) 

    Learn how to effectively use EXCEL and the internet for instructional purposes to teach statistics
    .  The
    content will teach basic EXCEL skills and explore topics such as generating random numbers, simulations,
    frequency tables, summary statistics, graphs and charts, linear regression, correlation, binomial distribution,
    normal distribution, z-values and t-values, hypothesis testing, and ANOVA.  The topics and methods are aligned
    with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000).  Review the research of instructional
    implications for the use of technology in the classroom. Engage in interesting real-world activities that can be
    immediately used in the classroom.  

        Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

           Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
          'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
 eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
           registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


           
Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
           Special Fee:  
$40  (includes EXCEL textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

        Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
           University for an additional 
$165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5139: Teaching Statistics with EXCEL, Part II
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 3) 
    EXCEL is a powerful tool to enhance instruction in the statistics classroom.
    This course will teach
    intermediate EXCEL skills and the use of the internet exploring topics such as: generating random
    numbers, sampling, and creating number series; binomial, Poisson, and hypergeometric distributions;
    χ2 and F-distributions and χ2 and F-tests; one- and two-sample hypothesis testing; multiple regression
    and correlation; two-way ANOVA; permutations, combinations, percentiles, quartiles and rank; and
    more summary statistic. Examine ties to the National Technology Standards and explore the relevance
    of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. Engage in interesting
    real-world activities that motivate students and can immediately be used in the classroom.
     

         Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

           Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
           'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
 eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
           registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


         
 
Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
           Special Fee:
$40  (includes EXCEL textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

        Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
           University for an additional 
$165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5140: How to Best Use Your TI-83+/84+ Calculator, Grades: 6 and up
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 2)
    This course is designed to teach basic TI-83+/TI-84+ calculator skills and innovative ways to effectively teach
    math using technology aligned to the Principles and Standards for school mathematics (NCTM 2000). 
    An objective is to assist teachers to gain confidence using new teaching strategies that incorporate
    the use of technology in the classroom.  No
    previous knowledge necessary. 

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

    Register anytime and take up to 10 weeks to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
    'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
    registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


    Tuition: $325  ($335 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:
      $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 2 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional $110
    ,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5141:   Making Statistics Come Alive with the TI-83+/84+ Calculator - Part I
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 2) 
    This course is designed to teach TI-83+/TI-84+ Calculator skills for the statistics classroom and the use of
    the internet for instructional purposes.  The content will explore topics such as summary statistics for
    data, linear regression, correlation, probability computations, stat plots, binomial distribution, normal
    distribution, central limit theorem, and generating random numbers.  The topics and methods are
    aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000).  Participants engage
    in real-world activities using the TI-83+/TI-84+ calculator that they can immediately use in the classroom.

            Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

            Register anytime and take up to 10 weeks to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
            'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
 eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
             registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.

          
           
Tuition: $325  ($335 starting Fall 2011)
            Special Fee:  
$40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

           Optional Graduate Credit: 2 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
           University for an additional
$110,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5142:   Making Statistics Come Alive with the TI-83+/84+ Calculator - Part II
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 2) 
    Learn how to effectively use the TI-83+/TI-84+ graphing calculator and use the internet in the statistics classroom.
    This course will explore topics such as generating random numbers, Poisson and geometric distributions; normal
    and t-distributions; one-sample confidence intervals and hypothesis testing: z-test, t-test and proportions; linear
    and median regression analysis and two-variable summary statistic.  Research the National Technology Standards
    and explore the relevance of technology in teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics.
    The topics and methods
    are aligned with the Principles and Standards for School
    Mathematics (NCTM 2000). Engage in interesting real-world
    activities that motivate students and can immediately be used in the classroom. 

            Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

             Register anytime and take up to 10 weeks to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
            'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
 eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
             registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.

          
           
Tuition: $325  ($335 starting Fall 2011)
            Special Fee: 
$40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

           Optional Graduate Credit: 2 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
           University for an additional
$110,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5144:   Using the TI-83+/84+ Graphing Calculator to Teach Algebra I
    (Quarter Graduate Credits: 3)  
    Learn how the TI-83+/TI-84+ calculator can be used for instructional purposes to help teach important
    mathematical concepts in the Basic Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and Algebra I  curriculum. Investigate
    the connection between Multiple Intelligences and technology.  Engage in real-world activities that can
    immediately be used in the classroom.  Topics included are scientific notation; functions and graphs; recursion;
    linear, quadratic and exponential growth; basic trigonometry; one-variable statistics and data plots; central
    tendency; probability; data collection activities; and matrices for solving systems of linear equations.

     Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

     Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
    'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
    registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


     
    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional 
    $165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5145: Teaching Algebra II Using the TI-83+/84+ Graphing Calculator
    (
    Quarter Graduate Credits: 3)  
    Learn new and innovative ways to effectively teach algebra using the TI-83+/TI-84+ graphing calculator. Engage
    in real-life activities that can immediately be used in the Algebra I and Algebra II classroom and align with
    the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000). Review the research of instructional
    implications for the use of technology in the classroom. The content will explore topics in the secondary
    mathematics curriculum including
    functions and relations, transformations of linear and quadratic equations
    and inequalities, logarithmic and exponential functions, factoring polynomials, min/max problems, data analysis,
    regression and correlation, stat plots, curve fitting and residual plots, matrices and systems of equations,
    trigonometry, finance,  polar graphs, fractals and simple programming.

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

     Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link
    'Registration' to obtain a registration form or call  or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a
    registration form.  Print and complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional
    $165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5147: Basic Trigonometry with the TI-83+/TI-84+ Graphing Calculator
    (
    Quarter Graduate Credits: 3)
    Learn new and creative ways to effectively teach basic trigonometry concepts using the TI-83+/TI-84+ graphing calculator.
    Engage in real world and hands-on activities that can immediately be used in the Trigonometry classroom. Methods align
    with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000).
    The content will explore topics such as angle
    measures, solutions of right and oblique triangles, trig and circular functions, their graphs and inverses, trig identities
    and equations, pola
    r graphs, linear and angular velocity, complex numbers, data analysis and modeling.

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

    Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link 'Registration'
    to obtain a registration form or call or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a registration form.  Print and
    complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.

    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional $165
    ,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5150: College Algebra with the TI-83+/TI-84+ Graphing Calculator
    (
    Quarter Graduate Credits: 3)

    This course is designed to teach TI-83+/84+ calculator skills for the college algebra classroom that align with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000). Research the National Technology Standards and explore the instructional implications for the use of technology in the classroom. Explore new and innovative  ways of teaching by engaging in real-world activities that can immediately be used in the classroom. Topics covered in the course include real and complex numbers, relations, functions, inverse functions; linear and quadratic equations and their graphs; higher degree polynomials and their graphs; rational, absolute value and piece-wise functions and their graphs; linear and non-linear inequalities, composite functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and matrices; conic sections; sequences and series; finance, modeling, problem solving and other topics.

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

    Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link 'Registration'
    to obtain a registration form or call or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a registration form.  Print and
    complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional $165
    ,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


This course is designed to teach TI-83+/84+ calculator skills for the Pre-Calculus classroom. Methods align with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000). Explore new and innovative  ways of teaching by engaging in real-world activities that can immediately be used in the classroom. Topics included are functions, inverses, transformations, composition of functions, absolute value functions, polynomials, inequalities, logarithmic, power and exponential functions, piece-wise functions, systems of equations, trig functions and identities, periodic data, polar graphs, parametric equations, curve fitting, conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, velocity graphs, data analysis, and other topics. Some topics are also applicable to the Advanced Algebra and College Algebra classrooms.

Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link 'Registration'             
to obtain a registration form or call or write to
 eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a registration form.  Print and
complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
Special Fee:  
$40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
University for an additional $165
,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


  • Course Math 5153: Pre-Calculus with the TI-83+/84+ Graphing Calculator, Part II
    (
    Quarter Graduate Credits: 3)                        
                                                                              Learn how the TI-83+/84+ graphing calculator can be used for instructional purposes to help teach important mathematical concepts in the Pre-Calculus  curriculum. Engage in real-world activities that can immediately be used in the Pre-Calculus classroom which align with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000). Research the National Technology Standards and explore the instructional implications for the use of technology in the classroom. Topics included are step-functions, piece-wise functions, composite trig functions,   polar functions, polar conics, hyperbolic solutions to mixture problems, logarithmic transformations, median-median regression, vectors and catenaries, vector forces and inclined planes, rate of change and tangent lines, sequences and series, data analysis, and other topics. Some topics are also applicable to the Advanced Algebra and College Algebra classrooms. Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

     Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Be sure to call
     or write to eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com
    to request a registration form.  Click on the link for more
     information.


    Tuition: $340 ($395 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional 
    $165
    , PSU Course Number: CI 808. 


    In this course participants explore the interdisciplinary connection between Math and Environmental Studies.  Using real-world data and research, educators will develop analytical and quantitative skills and gain confidence in interpreting current environmental trends. Topics such as global warming, CFC production, CO2 emission, greenhouse gases, pollution, recycling, endangered species, tornadoes, volcanoes, severe weather, etc.  will be explored.  Participants will engage in real-world, hands-on activities that can immediately be used in the classroom and align with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000).  The activities will help teachers create exciting lessons which motivate all students with variable interests, experiences, and abilities by implementing real world activities in the environment. 

    Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures In Education, Inc.

    Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. Access the link 'Registration'             
    to obtain a registration form or call or write to
     eknowlton@adventures-in-education.com to request a registration form.  Print and
    complete the form, then mail to Adventures In Education.


    Tuition: $395 ($410 starting Fall 2011)
    Special Fee:  
    NONE--free Online Course Workbook

    Optional Graduate Credit: 3.0 quarter graduate credits are available through Portland State
    University for an additional $165,  PSU Course Number on transcript: CI 808. 


      


 

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