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Math Ed 218 Assignments

Date Given
Date Due
Assignment
Jan 5
Jan 12
Read up to page 23 in the Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction (ISMI) book and write a reader report according to the guidelines in the syllabus
Jan 7
Jan 12
Complete Two Moving Points task, identify some key concepts and write a concept description for that concept.
Jan 12
Jan 19
Read Chapter 2 of the "Purple Book" (Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction) if you have not already done so. Read Chapter 1 and 2 from the "Green Book" (Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving). Write a reader response on your readings in the Green Book.
Jan 14
Jan 19
Complete the follow up questions for the Toothpick Task
Jan 19
Jan 26
Read Chapters 4 and 5 of the "Green Book" and write a reader response to chatper 4.
Jan 21
Jan 26

Complete the Bridge Building task by doing the following:
1) download a copy of the instructions;
2) follow the instructions about building bridges
3) answer questions A-E at the end of the task

Complete the handout given in class with questions about the mathematical concepts in the task

Jan 26
Feb 4
Read chapter 5 of the "Purple Book" and write a reader response for it.
Jan 28
Feb 4
Complete the function worksheet distributed in class.
Feb 4
Feb 9
Read article on Functions and be prepared to discuss.
Feb 9
Feb 11
Complete the "Connecting Function Notation to Graphs" worksheet
Feb 11
Feb 18
Read Chapter 5 and 6 of the "Green Book" and write a reader response on one chapter or the other or both.
Feb 18
Feb 25
Read Section 1, 2, 3, and 4 from chapter 8 of an algebra 2 textbook and jot down a rough outline of the mathematical ideas and their sequencing in these 4 sections.
Feb 23
Mar 2
Read the article "A Preservice Secondary Teacher's Moves to Protect Her View of Herself as a Mathematics Expert." Be prepared to discuss this article.
Feb 25
Mar 2
Determine the cognitive level of all problems in sections 8.1 and 8.3 (Don't do the Mixed Review)
Mar 2
Mar 4
Think about the possible student thinking involved with the cell phone task.
Mar 2
Mar 11
Write a task for one of the three concepts discussed in class from sections 1-4 of the Algebra 2 book.
Mar 9
Mar 16
Read the article at the following link and write a reader response to the article.
Mar 11
Mar 18
Read Chapter 8 of the Purple Book and write a Reader Response.
Mar 18
Mar 25
In groups of 4 identify a mathematical topic from Algebra 2 or Precalculus for your final project. Submit 4 concept descriptions for concepts within that general topic.
Mar 23
Mar 30
Complete the "At the Beach" task.
Mar 25
April 1
Read Chapter 12 of the Green Book (don't write a reader response but be prepared to discuss) Create a scoring guide (rubric) for the "Building a Pen" Task
Mar 30
April 6

Complete the last of the class work with the Pillow Drop task to be ready to discuss it in class (nothing needs to be submitted for this task)

Complete the Up, Down, Splat homework and submit a write up of the solutions.

April 1
April 8

Complete two rubrics for the Amoeba and Car task.

Write a homework assignment for the "polynomial" task that you just received back.

April 6 April 13

Read Chapter 6 of the "Purple Book."

Write a 2-3 page paper (based on this and other readings from the class) that addresses the following question: "What are some key aspects of effectively implementing a task that will (a) maintain cognitive demand; (b) help student understand key concepts?"