Professional Learning Access in Science & Math through Internet Delivery
RMMSMSP has partnered with the PLASMID project and offers limited availability to the MSP teachers for online content courses. Teachers in the MSP seven partner districts are eligible to take the online courses if the courses do not fill with PLASMID rural district participants.
PLASMID teachers that teach grades 5 - 9 in the following districts will have priority. All other teachers will be placed on a waiting list and placed in the course on a first come first serve basis.
MATH 5002: Algebraic Patterns and Functions II (4 graduate credits)
Instructors: Gary Olson & Nate Kurtz
Prerequisite: MATH 5000 (Algebra I) or equivalent or by instructor's permission.
This course is a continuation of the mathematical topics and concepts presented in Algebraic Patterns and Functions I. It includes logarithmic functions and properties of logarithms, parametric equations, systems of equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, and an extensive look at trigonometry. There is an emphasis on real world problems and applications, and data collection activities. Teachers are required to have a graphing calculator (TI-84) as it will be an important tool to assist in the learning of these concepts.
Offered Summer 2009
Either Physics 5101 Forces & Motion or Physics 5102 Light, Color & Geometrical Optics will be offered
ONLY PERTAINS TO PLASMID TEACHERS- Rm teachers pay full price
Each on-line course is $800. Starting Spring 2009 PLASMID grant covers $700 of the $800. Some partner districts have agreed to pay the remaining $100. Be sure to check with your district beforehand.
Note: There is no stipend for PLASMID participants taking online courses.
Steps to participate in PLASMID on-line Course Summer 2009
Step 1: Complete and Submit the PLASMID On-line Course Application
Step 2: Complete and Submit Continuing and Professional Education Pre-Registration Application
Step 3: Register through the University for College Credit