with Columbia University Teachers College, COMAP is developing online
professional development courses for graduate credit for mathematics
teachers. Working with a project team of leading mathematicians, educators,
and online instructional technology experts, COMAP is creating both
content and methods courses that will address the current shortage of
well-trained mathematics teachers in rural, as well as urban, districts.
Professional Development and Consulting Service
Today students face "must pass" scenarios: passing newly required
math courses and statewide assessments such as the MCAS, TAKS and Regents.
These tests and courses require many students to think in new ways,
and work harder than they ever have before. COMAP provides the necessary
tools to help teachers prepare students for these challenges: curriculum
and teaching strategies that promote critical thinking and motivate
students to achieve.
STUDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
technical and vocational schools face a new challenge—preparing
students for high-stakes exams based on changing curriculum standards,
while retaining their commitment to applied and contextual learning.
The pressure has increased for students to grasp algebra and geometry
thoroughly, and apply these concepts to problems found on exams and
in the workplace.
need for functional understanding of math goes beyond the horizon of
standardized tests: A lack of mathematical facility is an enormous handicap
in virtually every facet of life in the real world.
1980, we have worked with partners such as the National Science Foundation,
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the United States Department
of Education, the National Security Agency, the Massachusetts Curriculum
Library, and the Public Broadcasting Corporation. We produce award-winning
videos, textbooks, modules, teacher training materials, and various
contests for students. We support the national movement to improve education
at all levels.
satisfaction that comes with solving a real problem—being challenged,
and overcoming that challenge—is what COMAP is all about. We create
learning environments in which students of all ages and all levels address
relevant problems and develop real skills; skills for academic advancement;
skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
curricula for technology and vocational schools prepare students to:
• Reason analytically, and relate mathematical concepts to everyday
• Develop a deep understanding of concepts, and apply them in
meaningful and efficient ways
• Experience learning by doing—through discovery, exploration
and invention. Students participate in problem-solving activities, hands-on
projects, and laboratories
• Apply concepts in relevant, realistic contexts; reinforce a
strong connection to the working world that awaits them after school
Integration with your current curriculum
• Project-based learning
• Curricula that integrates rigorous academics and mathematical
applications into occupational learning
• Increased student motivation to learn mathematics
• An extensive library of supplemental mathematics material
curriculum development combines the power of high-level mathematics
with the goals of students who are pursuing careers in fields such as
technology, construction trades, and agriculture.
address varied learning styles, and reinforce the transfer of classroom
knowledge to work situations.
DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING
effectively trains teachers to integrate applications-based materials
with existing curricula. Trainers with experience in classroom techniques,
mathematical applications, and hands-on projects enable educators to
prepare students for today’s high-stakes testing atmosphere. Sessions
are customized to each school’s needs.
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