Winter 2018 Schedule

Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. January 10
  2. January 17
  3. January 24
  4. January 31
  5. February 7
  6. February 14
  7. February 21
  8. February 28
  9. March 7
  10. March 14

All classes will meet on the Wednesday dates listed above from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


REQUIRED FOR ANY ILLINOIS ENDORSEMENT IN THE MIDDLE GRADES

Math 51200: Middle Grade Curriculum, Philosophy, and Instructional Methods

  1. Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Linda Hunt
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 358, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Required for a Middle School Mathematics Endorsement
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: This course will provide practicing teachers with further knowledge and understanding of the unique intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and developmental characteristics and needs of the young adolescent. Teachers will develop middle school lessons to be shared with their peers in this course and used with their middle school students in the future.

ALGEBRA INITIATIVE

Math 50900: Introduction to Algebra (Algebra I)

  1. Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: To be announced
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 206, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  7. Cost: $ 500
  8. Description: This is the first of the three Algebra Initiative courses. This course can also be taken for the mathematics endorsement. It will cover the fundamental elements of algebraic thinking, including a deep exploration of the basic number systems and the rules of arithmetic, especially for the real numbers. It will also include the basics of set theory, linear relations, functions, coordinate systems, graphing, solving equations, estimation, and problem solving.

MATH CONTENT

Math 50300: Number Theory

  1. Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: To be announced
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 203, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Number Theory/Modern Algebra
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: This course is a survey of the fundamental number theoretic ideas encountered in the early and middle grades. We will take a rigorous approach to the subject, studying the arithmetic on the integers axiomatically. We will discuss topics including the Rules of Arithmetic, integer arithmetic, divisibility, the Division Algorithm, primes, greatest common divisors, the Euclidean algorithm, and modular arithmetic. These ideas will be explored through a combination of class discussions, problem solving, and homework, some of which will include proofs.

SCIENCE CONTENT

Phsc 50300: Astronomy

  1. Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Lauren Grodnicki
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 352, University of Chicago, 1100 East 58th Street
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Phsyical Science
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: How big is the universe? Is there life out there? Teachers will learn about planetary motions, the nature of planets and stars, and their formation. This course will also discuss Mars as an abode for life, habitable zones around the sun and stars, and the Copernican Revolution.

Attendance

  1. Teachers must not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two will result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  2. Unless the teacher arrives within the first 30 minutes of a class, he or she will be marked absent. Chronic tardiness will also result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  3. Attendance for the final day, March 14, is mandatory unless arrangements have been approved by the course instructor.
  4. As a courtesy to the instructor, any teacher who expects to be absent should call or email the SESAME office: 773-702-7389 or sesame@math.uchicago.edu

Locations

Eckhart Hall
5734 S. University Ave / 1118 East 58th Street · map

Ryerson Hall
1100 East 58th Street · map

Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators
5734 S. University Avenue · Chicago, IL 60637 · Phone: (773) 702-7389 · Fax: (773) 702-9787