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Mathematics Education 377 Assignments

Day
Events of the Day
Homework

Monday

August 29

Overview of the course

Discussion of TIMSS

 

Read Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making Chapters 1-3, 5 of the text (Due: August 31)

Wednesday

August 31


Discuss readings from the text

Discuss a traditional Algebra text

 

Read Intellectual Engagement and other Principles of Mathematics Instruction. (Due: Sept. 2)

Watch TIMSS video of Japanese mathematics lesson "JP2 Changing Shape without Changing Area" by clicking here. Indentify two examples from the video that illustrate the principles discussed in the above paper. Write a brief description of each of those examples and how they illustrate the principle.

Friday

September 2

Discuss Article

Discuss the planning of lessons - Structure of the lesson plan, phases of the lesson, etc.

Meet in Daily Lesson Plan groups for Cycle 1

Begin writing your first lesson plan using the template and referring to the new Common Core.

For more detail on the elements of the lesson plan template, click on the following links:
Concept description
Phases of the lesson

Monday

September 5


Labor Day

 

 

Wednesday

September 7

Connected Mathematics 1.1 - Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

Teacher - Cebre Allen

Observer 1 - Jonathan McPherson
Observer 2 - Erica Nielson
Camera - Marie Beck

Connected Mathematics 1.2 - Making Graphs

Teacher - Bekah Vanderhorst

Observer 1 - Kelli Olsen
Observer 2 - Abbey Olson
Camera - Stephanie Uhl

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 1 (September 14).
Prepare for Observation 1 that will occur on September 14.

Friday

September 9

Connected Mathematics 2.1 - Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Teacher - Sera Shin

Observer 1 - Michael Price
Observer 2 - Emily Purdy
Camera - Danielle Townsend

Connected Mathematics 2.2 - Atlantic City to Lewes

Teacher - Stephanie Davis

Observer 1 - Scott Sackett
Observer 2 - Karen Chandler
Camera - Rebekah Vanderhorst

 

Monday

September 12

Connected Mathematics 2.3 - Lewes to Chincoteague

Teacher - Dayn Hornberger

Observer 1 - Danielle Townsend

Camera - Karen Chandler

Connected Mathematics 2.4 -Chincoteague Island to Norfolk

Teacher - Sarah Johns

Observer 1 - Stephanie Uhl
Observer 2 - Marie Beck
Camera - Scott Sackett

Read Slope, Rate of Change, and Steepness: Do Students Understand These Concepts? by Teuscher and Reys. Come prepared to discuss this paper (Due: September 16)

Wednesday

September 14

Observation #1

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson
Group 1: Cebre Allen, Abbey Olson, Danielle Townsend
Group 2: Bekah Vanerhorst, Emily Purdy, Karen Chandler
Group 3: Sera Shin, Kelli Olsen
Group 4: Stephanie Davis, Scott Sackett, Stephanie Uhl
Group 5: Dayn Hornberger, Michael Price, Marie Beck
Group 6: Sarah Johns, Erica Nielson, Jonathan McPherson

Set Research Lesson goal with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 1 reflection (Due: September 16)

Friday

September 16

Observation 1 Debriefing

Discuss Slope, Rate of Change, and Steepness: Do Students Understand These Concepts?

Discuss UCSMP: Geometry

Meet in Daily Lesson Planning Groups for Cycle 2 (Bring booklets - CMP, Pathways-Teal, or UCSMP)

Read Mathematical Tasks as a Framework for Reflection by Stein and Smith. (Due: September 21)

Monday

September 19

Connected Mathematics 2.5 - Norfolk to Williamsburg

Teacher - Jonathan McPherson

Observer 1 - Bekah Vanerhorst
Observer 2 - Sera Shin
Camera - Michael Price

Pathways 2.1- Quantities and Covariation of Quantities

Teacher - Erica Nielson

Observer 1 - Stephanie Davis
Observer 2 - Dayn Hornberger
Camera - Emily Purdy

Make arrangements with public school teacher for September 26 observation.

 

Wednesday

September 21

Pathways 2.2- Introduction to Proporiontality

Teacher - Kelli Olsen

Observer 1 - Sarah Johns
Observer 2 - Scott Sackett
Camera - Abbey Olson

Pathways 2.3- Proportionality of Quantities and Changes in Quantities

Teacher - Abbey Olson

Observer 1 - Karen Chandler

Camera - Kelli Olsen

 
Prepare for Observation 2 that will occur on September 26.

Friday

September 23

Pathways 2.5- Exploring Average Speed

Teacher - Michael Price

Observer 1 - Danielle Townsend
Observer 2 - Stephanie Uhl
Camera - Jonathan McPherson

UCSMP Geometry 4.1 - Reflecting Points

Teacher - Emily Purdy

Observer 1 - Marie Beck
Observer 2 - Cebre Allen
Camera - Erica Nielson

Read Chapter 7 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Geometry (Due: September 28 for Class Discussion)

 
Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 3 (Bring booklets)

Monday

September 26

Observation #2

Clarify Research Lesson goal with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 2 reflection (Due: September 28)

Wednesday

September 28

Observation #2 debriefing

Discuss Chapter 7 of the text and other issues related to geometry

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 3 (Bring booklets - UCSMP)


 

Friday

September 30

UCSMP Geometry 4.2 - Reflecting Figures

Teacher - Scott Sackett

Observer 1 - Cebre Allen
Observer 2 - Bekah Vanderhorst
Camera - Sarah Johns

UCSMP Geometry 4.3 - Miniature Golf and Billiards

Teacher - Karen Chandler

Observer 1 - Sera Shin
Observer 2 - Stephanie Davis
Camera - Dayn Hornberger

 
 
Research Lesson preparation

Monday

October 3

UCSMP Geometry 4.4 - Composing Reflections over Parallel Lines

Teacher - Dr. Peterson (his lesson plan can be found here)

Observer 1 - Dayn Hornberger
Observer 2 - Sarah Johns
Camera - Phantom

UCSMP Geometry 4.5 - Composing Reflections over Intersecting Lines

Teacher - Danielle Townsend

Observer 1 - Jonathan McPherson
Observer 2 - Kelli Olsen
Camera - Sera Shin

 
Research Lesson preparation

Wednesday

October 5

UCSMP Geometry 4.6 - Translations as Vectors

Teacher - Stephanie Uhl

Observer 1 - Erica Nielson
Observer 2 - Emily Purdy
Camera - Stephanie Davis

UCSMP Geometry 4.7 - Isometries

Teacher - Marie Beck

Observer 1 - Michael Price
Observer 2 - Abbey Olson

Camera - Cebre Allen

 
Research Lesson preparation

Friday

October 7

Observation #3

Share Research Lesson with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation 3 reflection (Due: October 10)

Monday

October 10

Observation 3 debriefing

In class discussion

Research Lesson preparation

 

Wednesday

October 12

Research Lesson

Group 1 presentation

Research Lesson

Group 2 presentation

 

Friday

October 14

Research Lesson

Group 3 presentation

Research Lesson

Group 4 presentation

 

Monday

October 17

Research Lesson

Group 5 presentation

Research Lesson

Group 6 presentation

Read Chapter 8 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Probability (Due October 19)

Wednesday

October 19

Discuss text reading and probability in general

Discuss IMP: The Game of Pig

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 4 (Bring booklets - IMP)

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 4 (October 26)

Friday

October 21

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 1 - The Game of Pig

Teacher - Abbey

Observer 1 - Sera
Observer 2 - Dayn
Camera - Cebre

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 2 - Pig Strategies

Teacher - Michael

Observer 1 - Cebre
Observer 2 - Stephanie D.
Camera - Bekah

 
Prepare for Observation 4 that will occur on October 26.

Monday

October 24

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 3 - The Gambler's Fallacy

Teacher - Emily

Observer 1 - Bekah
Observer 2 - Erica
Camera - Sera

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 4- Expected the Unexpected

Teacher - Scott

Observer 1 - Sarah
Observer 2 - Danielle
Camera - Stephanie D.

Read "Teacher Follow-Up: Communicating High Expectations to Wrestle with the Mathematics" by Franke, Turrou, and Webb for Friday October 28. Be prepared to discuss.
 

Wednesday

October 26

Observation #4 Write Observation 4 reflection (Due: October 28)

Friday

October 28

Observation debriefing

In-class discussion

 

Monday

October 31

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 5-6 - What are the Chances

Teacher - Karen

Observer 1 - Jonathan
Observer 2 - Stephanie U.
Camera - Dayn

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 9-11 - The Theory of Two-Dice Sums

Teacher - Dr. Peterson

Observer 1 - Kelli
Observer 2 - Marie
Camera - Sarah

Read Chapter 6 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Functions (Due November 2)

 

 

Wednesday

November 2

Discuss Chapter 6 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Functions

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 5 (Bring booklets - COMAP)

Prepare for Observation 5 that will occur on November 9.

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 5 (November 9).

Friday

November 4

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 1- The New Fire Station

Teacher - Danielle

Observer 1 - Stephanie D.
Observer 2 - Sarah

Camera - Jonathan

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 2- Developing Linear Village

Teacher - Stephanie U.

Observer 1 - Dayn
Observer 2 - Kelli
Camera - Erica

 

Monday

November 7

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 3 - Village Graphs

Teacher - Marie

Observer 1 - Jonathan
Observer 2 - Abbey

Camera - Kelli

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 4 - The Absolute Value Graph

Teacher - Cebre

Observer 1 - Michael
Observer 2 - Karen

Camera - Emily

 

Wednesday

November 9

Observation #5 Write Observation 5 reflection (Due: November 11)

Friday

November 11

Observation Debriefing

In-class discussion

 

Monday

November 14

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 5 - Caught in the Middle

Teacher - Bekah

Observer 1 - Emily

Camera - Michael

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 6 & 7- Optimization Station & Making the Rules

Teacher - Sera

Observer 1 - Erica
Observer 2 - Scott

Camera - Abbey

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 6 (November 28).
 

Wednesday

November 16

In-class discussion

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 6 (Bring booklets - COMAP or red Pathways)

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 6 on November 28.

Friday

November 18

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 8 - Minimax in Gridville

Teacher - Stephanie D.

Observer 1 - Bekah
Observer 2 - Stephanie U.

Camera - Scott

Pathways 7.1 - Angle Measure

Teacher - Dayn

Observer 1 - Cebre
Observer 2 - Karen

Camera - Marie

 
Research Lesson Preparation

Monday

November 21

Pathways 7.2 - Angle Measure in Context

Teacher - Sarah

Observer 1 - Sera
Observer 2 - Marie

Camera - Allison

Pathways 7.3 - Representing Circular Motion

Teacher - Jonathan

Observer 1 - Michael
Observer 2 - Abbey

Camera - Danielle

 

Research Lesson Preparation

Tuesday

November 22

Pathways 7.4 - Using Sine and Cosine Functions to track Circular Motion

Teacher - Erica

Observer 1 - Danielle

Camera - Stephanie U.

Pathways 7.5 - Using the Sine and Cosine Function in Applied Settings

Teacher - Kelli

Observer 1 - Emily
Observer 2 - Scott

Camera - Karen

 

Research Lesson Preparation

Monday

November 28

Observation #6

Finalize Research Lesson with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation #6 reflection (Due: December 2)

Wednesday

November 30

Research Lesson to be presented in the schools Write Research Lesson reflection (Due: December 7)

Friday

December 2

Observation #6 debriefing

Research Lesson debriefing

Readings

Monday

December 5

In-class discussion Readings

Wednesday

December 7

In-class discussion

Readings

Thursday

December 15

Final Exam from 7am to 10am