Note: This online workshop is Part 1 of a two-part series that serves as an introduction to a new set of digital literacy math packets. Participation in Part 2: Temperature Conversions is not required, but it is encouraged for educators to better understand the scope of the packets.
The CCRS Math Practice 5 states "Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet..."
Have you ever used spreadsheets in your math class? Do you think students need to be at a certain math level to work with platforms like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Desmos? In this two-part workshop, we'll begin by using handwritten work and then extending that work to explore the value of technology to advance our understanding and reasoning even further.
- ABE teachers and administrators at all levels of math ability and comfort
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
In Part 1 of this workshop series, you'll learn how to investigate familiar math topics including data collection, surveys, and pie graphs. We will examine activities from a lesson found in the new Digital Literacy with Spreadsheets packet, which all participants will receive at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants also will have access to the online workshop materials used throughout the session.
- Use benchmark fractions and percents to analyze data from a survey
- Create charts and graphs to display data with and without spreadsheets
- Integrate basic spreadsheet skills into math instruction with ABE students
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: