Date
Given 
Date
Due 
Assignment 
Jan 5 
Jan 12 
Read up to page 23 in the Implementing StandardsBased 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 StandardsBased 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 AE 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 14 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 23 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?" 


























