Date 
Today's
Activities and Assignments 
Assignments
Due (Last Day) 
Wednesday April 22 
Final Exam (7am  10am) 

Tuesday Apr. 14 
Activities 
Interactive Spreadsheets 
Thursday Apr. 9 
Activities 
Square Root Algortithm 
Tuesday Apr. 7 
Activities Discuss Interactive Spreadsheets 
have read the Stohl
article 
Thursday Apr. 2 
Activities Multiple Problems with Multiple Representations Equation Forms The Fibbonacci Coed Assignments Interactive Spreadsheets 

Tuesday Mar. 31 
Activities Algorithmic Followup Multiple Representations Assignments Be Foxy (as opposed to HedgeHoggy) 
Nature of Technology 
Thursday Mar. 26 
Activities Adventures in Algorithms Assignments Square Root Algortithm 
Triangle in a Quadrilateral 
Tuesday Mar. 24 
Activities Finish Fun with Auto Fill Discuss Nature of Technology Assignments Be Kind 
Sketchpad
LessonLink
Review read Leatham article 
Thursday Mar. 19 
Activities Spreadsheets! Guess My Function Fun with Auto Fill Assignments Be Happy 

Tuesday Mar. 17 
Activities Discuss Tool Proofs Tranformations in GSP (compositions) Assignments Nature of Technology 

Thursday Mar. 12 
Activities Quadrilaterals Assignments Triangle in a Quadrilateral 

Tuesday Mar. 10 
Activities Sine Wave Tracker Assignments Sketchpad LessonLink Review 

Thursday Mar. 5 
Activities Interesting Mathematics from Parabola Paradise 

Tuesday Mar. 3 
Activities Class Action GSP 
Parabola Paradise 
Thursday Feb. 26 
Activities More fun with Pythagorus Discuss some GSP whistles and bells Assignments Tool Proofs 
Square or Not? 
Tuesday Feb. 24 
Activities Discuss Midterm Some fun with Pythagorus 

Monday Feb. 23 
Midterm 

Thursday Feb. 19 
Activities Discuss Square or Not? Discuss GSP Tools (download Tools Discussion) Discuss some GSP whistles and bells Assignments Midterm 
read Scher chapter 
Tuesday Feb. 17 
No Class (Monday
Instruction) 
GSP Tools 
Thursday Feb. 12 
Activities More conics Assignments Square or Not? 

Tuesday Feb. 10 
Activities Conics Assignments Parabola Paradise 
Calculator Meaning 
Thursday Feb. 5 
No Class (Orlando calls) 
Calculator Considerations 
Tuesday Feb. 3 
Activities Discuss Calculator Meaning View video clip Introducing Geometer's Sketchpad Assignments GSP Tools 
PreAlgebra Web Resources 
Thursday Jan. 29 
Activities Continue to consider Calculator Considerations Exploring mathematics with calculators Assignments Calculator Meaning 

Tuesday Jan. 27 
Activities Debrief Pour Favor Consider Calculator Considerations Exploring mathematics with calculators 

Friday Jan. 23 
Illuminations  
Thursday Jan. 22 
Activities Evaluating Internet Resources (continued) Assignments Calculator Considerations 
Pour Favor 
Tuesday Jan. 20 
Activities Evaluating Internet Resources Assignments PreAlgebra Web Resources 
Home Page 
Thursday Jan. 15 
Activities Discuss Illuminations Explorations on a Virtual Circular Geoboard 
Virtual Reflection 
Tuesday Jan. 13 
Activities A bit more diffy About Writeups The Assignment
AssignmentsWriting to Learn Mathematics Education Tricks of the Trade Illuminations 

Thursday Jan. 8 
Activities VM exploration Discuss Virtual Reflection Siteseeing
Affordances &
Constraints
Assignments Pour Favor 

Tuesday Jan. 6 
Activities Discuss course Introductions
Home Page Virtual Reflection 
For Tuesday, April 7, read "Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Interactive Spreadsheets" by Stohl. Check out several of the referenced spreadsheets at the Microsoft Excel Interactive Projects website. Come to class prepared to share your questions and comments. Create a web page that synthesizes your reflections on the reading, several of the actual Excel documents from the website, and the class discussion.
For Tuesday, March 24, read "Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about the Nature of Technology in the Classroom" by Leatham. Come to class prepared to share your questions and comments. Create a web page that synthesizes your reflections on the reading as well as the class discussion.
For Thursday, February 19, read "Square or Not? Assessing Constructions in an Interactive Geometry Software Environment" by Daniel Scher. Come to class prepared to share your questions and comments. Create a web page that synthesizes your reflections on the reading as well as the class discussion.
Create a GSP document
(and make it available for download from your web site) wherein you
dynamically represent both the geometric and the analytic geometry
definitions of a parabola. Then writeup (still in GSP) your exploration
of the
following ideas:
Create
a
library of GSP custom tools
and make it available for download from your web site. (There is no
need
to create a separate webpage for this assignment.) Your tools need to
be Euclidean constructed (no use of measurements or transformations
here). In addition, all of the givens for your tools should be
independent of each other. Somtimes this restriction may require you to
construct objects that are separate from the final tool. Your library
should contain at least 10 tools including the
following:
Isosceles triangle
Square given the diagonal
Trisection of a segment
Regular Pentagon
Parallelogram given ______________
(you decide on a set of minimal givens that will define a unique
parallelogram)
Nine Point Circle
For Tuesday, February 3, read "Creating Meaning for and with the Graphing Calculator" by Doerr and Zangor. Come to class prepared to share your questions and comments. Create a web page that synthesizes your reflections on the reading as well as the class discussion.
As a class we are creating an online collection of resources for PreAlgebra. This PreAlgebra Web Resources page will be organized around 20 main topics from the standard Prealgebra curriculum as outlined in the Utah Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum. Your task is to collect at least 12 resources (to be delineated according to our class discussion) for your assigned topic and to evaluate them according to the evaluation criteria we developed in class. For each resource provide a brief description of the site and a brief evaluation of how well the site meets our evaluation criteria. Once you send me a link to your page I will link your page to our PreAlgebra Web Resources page. In the end, we'll have a nice, usable resource.
Pour Favor: Last day to turn in: Thursday, 1/22/09
Explore the VM Fill and Pour. Once you
have carried out the exploration create a web
page that presents and illustrates your solutions to several of the
problems and your answers to the following questions:
1) Assuming that a
problem is solveable, describe a generalized strategy for solving the
problem.
2) How can you tell whether a problem is solvable or not? Provide
explanation and justification for your response.
Finish up your writeup with a pedagogical paragraph, where you talk
about the fundamental mathematical
concepts this VM might allow students to learn. (Follow this link for
more detail on
what is expected in a writeup.)
Virtual Reflection: Last day to turn in: Thursday, 1/15/09
For Thursday, January 8, read "What are Virtual Manipulatives" by Moyer, Bolyard and Spikell. Come to class prepared to share your questions and comments. Create a web page that synthesizes your reflections on the reading as well as the class discussion. (For more detail on what is expected in an article reflection see Article Reflections.)