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Mathematics Education 377 Assignments

Day
Events of the Day
Homework

Wednesday

January 5

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: January 7)

Friday

January 7


Discuss readings from the text
Discuss a traditional Algebra text

 

Read Intellectual Engagement and 5 other Principles of High Quality Instruction. (Due: January 10)

Monday

January 10


Discuss the planning of lessons - Structure of the lesson plan, phases of the lesson, etc.
Meet in Daily Lesson Plan groups for Cycle 1 (Bring big books)

 

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

Wednesday

January 12

Connected Mathematics 1.1 - Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

Teacher - Holly Forsyth

Observer 1 - Luiza Buena
Observer 2 - Haley Camp
Camera - Amber Toney

Connected Mathematics 1.2 - Making Graphs

Teacher - Renetta Rawlings

Observer 1 - Kimberly Anderson
Observer 2 - Brandon Luke
Camera - Nicole Thiesemann

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 1 on January 19.
Prepare for Observation 1 that will occur on January 19.

Friday

January 14

Connected Mathematics 2.1 - Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Teacher - Brittney Baxter

Observer 1 - Becca McCoy
Observer 2 - Tiffany Pyper
Camera - Lindsey Shurtliff

Connected Mathematics 2.2 - Atlantic City to Lewes

Teacher - Lindsay Bolton

Observer 1 - Brynn Arnold
Observer 2 - Lindsey Shurtliff
Camera - Tiffany Pyper

 

Monday

January 17

Martin Luther King Holiday  

Wednesday

January 19

Observation #1

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson
Group 1: Holly Forsyth, Lindsay Bolton, Amber Toney
Group 2: Renatta Rawlings, Brittney Baxter, Nicole Thiesemann
Group 3: Diana Bonney, Luiza Bueno, Lindsey Shurtliff
Group 4: Haley Camp, Brandon Luke, Tiffany Pyper
Group 5: Kimberly Anderson, Becca McCoy, Brynn Arnold

Set Research Lesson goal with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 1 reflection (Due: January 21)

Friday

January 21

Connected Mathematics 2.3 - Lewes to Chincoteague

Teacher - Diana Bonney

Observer 1 - Nicole Thiesemann
Observer 2 - Amber Toney
Camera - Brynn Arnold

Observation 1 Debriefing

Prepare for Observation 2 that will occur on January 28.

Read Chapter 7 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Geometry (Due: January 24 for Class Discussion)

Read article: "Mathematical Tasks as a Framework for Reflection" (Due: January 24 for Class Discussion)

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 1 on January 28.

Monday

January 24

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

Discuss UCSMP: Geometry

Meet in Daily Lesson Planning Groups for Cycle 2 (Bring big books)

 

Wednesday

January 26

Connected Mathematics 2.5 - Norfolk to Williamsburg

Teacher - Luiza Bueno

Observer 1 - Holly Forsyth
Observer 2 - Renetta Rawlings
Camera - Becca McCoy

Connected Mathematics 2.4 -Chincoteague Island to Norfolk

Teacher - Haley Camp

Observer 1 - Brittney Baxter
Observer 2 - Lindsay Bolton
Camera - Brandon Luke

 

 

Friday

January 28

Observation #2

Clarify Research Lesson goal with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 2 reflection (Due: January 31)

Monday

January 31

UCSMP Geometry 12-1 - The Transformation Sk

Teacher - Kimberly Anderson

Observer 1 - Diana Bonney
Observer 2 - Tiffany Pyper
Camera - Lindsey Shurtliff

Observation 2 debriefing

 

Wednesday

February 2

UCSMP Geometry 12-2 -Size Changes

Teacher - Brandon Luke

Observer 1 - Brynn Arnold
Observer 2 - Nicole Thiesemann
Camera - Kimberly Anderson

UCSMP Geometry 12-3 - Properties of Size Changes

Teacher - Becca McCoy

Observer 1 - Lindsey Shurtliff
Observer 2 - Amber Toney
Camera - Luiza Bueno

Make arrangements with public school teacher for February 9 observation.

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

Friday

February 4

In-Class discussion  

Monday

February 7

UCSMP Geometry 12-4 - Proportions

Teacher - Tiffany Pyper

Observer 1 - Holly Forsyth
Observer 2 - Brittney Baxter
Camera - Diana Bonney

UCSMP Geometry 12-5 - Similar Figures

Teacher - Brynn Arnold

Observer 1 - Renetta Rawlings
Observer 2 - Diana Bonney
Camera - Lindsay Bolton

 
 
Research Lesson preparation

Wednesday

February 9

Observation #3

Share Research Lesson with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation 3 reflection (Due: February 11)

Friday

February 11

UCSMP Geometry 12-6 - The Fundamental Theorem of Similarity

Teacher - Lindsey Shurtliff

Observer 1 - Haley Camp
Observer 2 - Kimberly Anderson
Camera - Brittney Baxter

Observation #3 debriefing

Research Lesson 1 preparation

 

Monday

February 14

UCSMP Geometry 12-7 - Can There be Giants

Teacher - Nicole Thiesemann

Observer 1 - Lindsay Bolton
Observer 2 - Becca McCoy
Camera - Renetta Rawlings

UCSMP Geometry 13-1 - The SSS Similarity Theorem

Teacher - Amber Toney

Observer 1 - Luiza Bueno
Observer 2 - Brandon Luke
Camera - Holly Forsyth

 
Research Lesson 1 preparation

Wednesday

February 16

In class discussion

Make arrangements with public school teacher for February 23 observation.

Friday

February 18

Research Lesson

Group 1 presentation

Research Lesson

Group 2 presentation

 

Tuesday

February 22

Research Lesson

Group 3 presentation

Research Lesson

Group 4 presentation

 

Wednesday

February 23

Observation #4

Write Observation 4 reflection (Due: February 25)

Friday

February 25

Research Lesson

Group 5 presentation

Observation #4 debriefing

 Read Chapter 8 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Probability (Due February 28)

Monday

February 28

Discuss text reading and probability in general

Discuss IMP: The Game of Pig

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 4 (Bring big books)

 

Wednesday

March 2

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

Teacher - Kimberly

Observer 1 - Brittney
Observer 2 - Diana
Camera - Holly

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 2 - Pig Strategies

Teacher - Brandon

Observer 1 - Holly
Observer 2 - Renetta
Camera - Brittney

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 5 on March 9.
Prepare for Observation 5 that will occur on March 9.

Friday

March 4

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

Teacher - Becca

Observer 1 - Lindsay B
Observer 2 - Luiza
Camera - Renetta

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 4- What to Expect

Teacher - Tiffany

Observer 1 - Nicole
Observer 2 - Lindsey S
Camera - Lindsay B

 
 

Monday

March 7

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 5 - Equally Likely Outcomes

Teacher - Brynn

Observer 1 - Haley
Observer 2 - Amber
Camera - Diana

 

Read Chapter 6 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Functions (Due March 11)
 

Wednesday

March 9

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

Friday

March 11

Observation #5 debriefing

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 big books)

 

Monday

March 14

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 6 - Discussing the Chances

Teacher - Lindsey S.

Observer 1 - Brittney
Observer 2 - Luiza
Camera - Haley

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 9-10 - The Counters Game

Teacher - Nicole

Observer 1 - Lindsay B.
Observer 2 - Diana
Camera - Kimberly

Individually try research lesson task on someone (roommate, sibling, neighbor) and write 1-page about the response. (Due: March 21

Wednesday

March 16

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 1- The New Fire Station

Teacher - Amber

Observer 1 - Brynn
Observer 2 - Kimberly

Camera - Brandon

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 2- Developing Linear Village

Teacher - Holly

Observer 1 - Brandon
Observer 2 - Becca
Camera - Tiffany

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 6 on March 23.
Prepare for Observation 6 that will occur on March 23.

Friday

March 18

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 3 - Village Graphs

Teacher - Renetta

Observer 1 - Haley
Observer 2 - Tiffany

Camera - Nicole

Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 6 (Bring big books)  

Monday

March 21

In-class discussion  

Wednesday

March 23

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 4 - The Absolute Value Graph

Teacher - Brittney

Observer 1 - Brynn
Observer 2 - Amber

Camera - Lindsey S.

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 5 - Caught in the Middle

Teacher - Lindsay B.

Observer 1 - Brandon
Observer 2 - Tiffany

Camera - Luiza

 

Friday

March 25

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 6 - Optimization Station

Teacher - Diana

Observer 1 - Holly
Observer 2 - Kimberly

Camera - Becca

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 7 - Making the Rules

Teacher - Luiza

Observer 1 - Renetta
Observer 2 - Nicole

Camera - Brynn

 

Monday

March 28

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 8 - Minimax in Gridville

Teacher - Haley

Observer 1 - Lindsey S.
Observer 2 - Becca

Camera - Amber

Preparation of research lesson

 

Wednesday

March 30

Observation #6

Finalize Research Lesson with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation #6 reflection (Due: April 1)

Friday

April 1

Observation #6 Debriefing

In-class discussion

Final preparation for research lesson

Read MIPO article and be prepared to discuss on April 6.

Monday

April 4

Research Lesson to be presented in the schools Write Research Lesson reflection (Due: April 11)

Wednesday

April 6

Research Lesson debriefing Readings

Friday

April 8

In-class discussion Readings

Monday

April 11

In-class discussion

Readings

Wednesday

April 13

In-class discussion  

Saturday

April 16

Final Exam from 7am to 10am