# Math Matrix Micro-Credential

**Educators are our most powerful catalyst for change when it comes to enhancing math literacy and proficiency and it is critical that all mathematics teachers are adequately prepared and supported to teach each and every student. The UF Lastinger Center’s Math Matrix Micro-Credential provides high-quality, flexible competency-based online professional learning for mathematics educators. **

### What is the Math Matrix Micro-Credential?

The Math Matrix Micro-Credential is a flexible, asynchronous, competency-based online professional learning system designed to enhance mathematics education in K-12 classrooms by building teacher capacity.

- It is aligned to Florida B.E.S.T. Standards and NCTM Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.
- It includes pedagogical mathematics content for teachers, specialists and coaches.
- It engages participants through interactive activities and reflective assignments.
- It incorporates job-embedded practice for K-12 mathematics teachers to implement in their classroom.

### What does the Math Matrix Micro-Credential do?

The Math Matrix supports K-12 teachers, educators and coaches to:

- Give each and every student access to high-quality mathematics instruction
- Develop deep mathematical knowledge for teaching key concepts
- Implement research-based instructional strategies

### Who is eligible?

- K-12 mathematics teachers, educators, specialists and coaches in Florida

### Why participate?

As a result of participating in the pilot study, educators will:

- Receive FREE enrollment in the Math Matrix Micro-Credential
- Earn a $1,000 completion stipend upon successful completion of courses
- Gain up to 60 professional learning hours
- Receive one-on-one support & feedback
- Implement new instructional strategies through job-embedded practice

### 2024-2025 Term Dates

*Professional learning must be completed in consecutive terms (e.g. Term 1, 2, 3 OR Term 2, 3, 4)*

Option 1 | Sept. 6, 2024 – Feb. 16th, 2025 |
Option 2 | Oct. 25, 2024 – April 20, 2025 |
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Term 1 – Course 1 | 9/6/24 – 10/20/24 | N/A | |

Term 2 – Course 2 | 10/25/24 – 12/15/24 | Term 2 – Course 1 | 10/25/24 – 12/15/24 |

Term 3 – Course 3 | 1/10/25 – 2/23/25 | Term 3 – Course 2 | 1/10/25 – 2/23/25 |

N/A | Term 4 – Course 3 | 2/28/25 – 4/20/25 |

### Course 1 (20 hours)

#### Fostering Mathematics Proficiency

*Foundational knowledge of math pedagogy and evidence-based methods*

- Introduction
- Mathematical Connections
- Mathematics Tasks
- Mathematical Discussions
- Mathematical Habits

### Course 2 (20 hours)*

#### Number Sense & Operations (K-5)

*Focus on whole numbers, place value, operations and fractions*

- Whole Numbers and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Introduction to Fractions
- Conclusion

#### Algebraic Reasoning (6-12)

*Focus on algebra, foundational knowledge of equations & functions, and algebraic habits*

- From Arithmetic to Algebra (Introduction)
- Variables and Expressions
- Equations: Solving and Linear
- Ratios, Proportions, and Rates of Change
- Introduction to Functions
- Conclusion

### Course 3 (20 hours)

#### Practicum

*Apply what you learned in Course 1 & 2 in your own context*

- Introduction and Expectations
- Evidencing Mathematical Discussions
- Evidencing Mathematics Tasks
- Evidencing Mathematical Connections
- Evidencing Mathematical Habits

**Participants will select either the K-5 grade band or the 6-12 grade band for Course 2.*

### What are the next steps?

District personnel interested in partnering with us to admit a cohort of teachers from your district to the Math Matrix Micro-Credential for the 2024-2025 academic school year should complete the **Math Matrix 2024-25: District-level Interest Form**.

Teachers interested in participating in the the Math Matrix Micro-Credential for the 2024-25 academic year, please email us at **mathmatrix@coe.ufl.edu** to be added in a mailing list for registration in late July-August, 2024.

### Questions?

Email **mathmatrix@coe.ufl.edu.**

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