Step by Step Instructions

Enrollment and Credit Options: Mathematics teachers who have completed an undergraduate major in mathematics or mathematics education or the equivalent can enroll in this module for either one-quarter unit of University of Illinois Graduate Credit. Illinois teachers also have the option of enrolling for three Continuing Education Units, CEU's are applicable to teacher recertification in Illinois. Within 5 working days of completion of enrollment, these teachers will be issued a log-in and password that will provide them access to the Module Working Environment (also referred to as ClassComm) where they submit required assignments and retrieve the graded results.

Mathematics teachers may also enroll as MTL Guests (free). Guest registration gives teachers access to the instructional materials but no access to instructional support. including homework submission and grading,or the e-mail help systems.

Teachers enrolled for graduate credit must complete and submit the four assignments for the module described in Steps #1 through #7 below and an approved Final Project (See Step #8 below for more details about this requirement.)

Teachers enrolled for Continuing Educations Units are not required to complete Final Project but they are required to complete and submit the assignments for the module described in Steps #1 through #7 below. Continuing Education Units are not recorded on a University transcript; However, the University of Illinois Division of Academic Outreach provides a Letter of Completion for a teacher who completes a module for continuing education units.

Mathematics teachers may also enroll as MTL Guests (free). Guest registration gives them access to instructional materials but no access to instructional support, or to the Module Working Environment (also referred to as ClassComm).

Estimated time requirements for completion of the module: We estimate that the work for this module will take participating teachers an average of about 45 hours to complete. Technically, you have a 3-month enrollment period to complete the module after you enrollment is complete and you have been sent your log-in and password and 800-number Help information. However, we recommend that you have as a goal to complete the module in eight weeks or less. That should be possible even when you are teaching if you set aside three or four hours each week to work on the module.

After you have registered for Module 15 proceed as follows: Obtain a copy of the textbook Mathematics For High School Teachers by Usiskin, Peressini, Marchisotto and Stanley. Although you will be using only two chapters of this book for this module, this book is an excellent resource for your professional library or for your school library. Although there is a place on the publishers web site for requesting an examination copy, such copies are sent only to college instructors of courses for which the text may be adopted.

After you have obtained a copy of the textbook, proceed to complete the following steps: