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Mathematics Education 377 Assignments

Day
Events of the Day
Homework

Monday

August 30

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: Sept 1)

Wednesday

September 1


Discuss readings from the text
Discuss a traditional Algebra text

 

Read Intellectual Engagement and 5 other Principles of High Quality Instruction. (Due: Sept 3)

Friday

September 3


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.

Monday

September 3

Labor Day, No Class  

Wednesday

September 8

Connected Mathematics 1.1 - Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

Teacher - Natascha Faux

Observer 1 - Kadi Abel
Observer 2 - Niccole Franc
Camera - Karli Tanuvasa

Connected Mathematics 1.2 - Making Graphs

Teacher - Kathryn Anderson

Observer 1 - Kendra Hiatt
Observer 2 - KateLyn Jenkins
Camera - Heather Slaugh

 

Friday

September 10

Connected Mathematics 2.1 - Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Teacher - Stacey Bolke

Observer 1 - Kay Kim
Observer 2 - Marina McCombs
Camera - Danielle Mendel

Connected Mathematics 2.2 - Atlantic City to Lewes

Teacher - Melissa Duncan

Observer 1 - Danielle Mendel
Observer 2 - Amber Orton
Camera - Sarah Pollister

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 1 on Sept 17.
Prepare for Observation 1 that will occur on September 17.

Monday

September 13

Connected Mathematics 2.3 - Lewes to Chincoteague

Teacher - Brett Egbert

Observer 1 - Sarah Pollister
Observer 2 - Heather Slaugh
Camera - Amber Orton

Connected Mathematics 2.4 -Chincoteague Island to Norfolk

Teacher - Shirley Escobar

Observer 1 - Karli Tanuvasa
Camera - Marina McCombs

Read Chapter 7 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Geometry (Due: Sept 15 for Class Discussion)
Discuss UCSMP: Geometry
Meet in Daily Lesson Planning Groups for Cycle 2 (Bring big books)

Wednesday

September 15

Connected Mathematics 2.5 - Norfolk to Williamsburg

Teacher - Kadi Abel

Observer 1 - Marina McCombs
Observer 2 - Danielle Mendel
Camera - Kay Kim

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

Friday

September 17

Observation #1

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson #1
Group 1: Kathryn Anderson, Stacey Bolke, Kadi Abel, Sarah Pollister
Group 2: Brett Egbert, Shirley Escobar, Melissa Duncan
Group 3: Niccole Franc, Kendra Hiatt, KateLyn Jenkins
Group 4: Kay Kim, Marina McCombs, Danielle Mendel, Amber Orton
Group 5: Heather Slaugh, Karli Tanuvasa, Natascha Faux

Set Research Lesson goal with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 1 reflection (Due: Sept 20)

Monday

September 20

UCSMP Geometry 12-1 - The Transformation Sk

Teacher - Niccole Franc

Observer 1 - Amber Orton
Observer 2 - Sarah Pollister
Camera - KateLyn Jenkins

UCSMP Geometry 12-2 -Size Changes

Teacher - Kendra Hiatt

Observer 1 - Heather Slaugh
Observer 2 - Karli Tanuvasa
Camera - Niccole Franc

 
Observation 1 debriefing

Wednesday

September 22

UCSMP Geometry 12-3 - Properties of Size Changes

Teacher - KateLyn Jenkins

Observer 1 - Natascha Faux
Observer 2 - Kathryn Anderson
Observer 3 - Stacey Bolke
Camera - Kendra Hiatt

UCSMP Geometry 12-4 - Proportions

Teacher - Kay Kim

Observer 1 - Melissa Duncan
Observer 2 - Brett Egbert
Observer 3 - Shirley Escobar
Camera - Kadi Abel

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

Friday

September 24

UCSMP Geometry 12-5 - Similar Figures

Teacher - Marina McCombs

Observer 1 - Natascha Faux
Observer 2 - Melissa Duncan
Camera - Shirley Escobar

UCSMP Geometry 12-6 - The Fundamental Theorem of Similarity

Teacher - Danielle Mendel

Observer 1 - Kathryn Anderson
Observer 2 - Brett Egbert
Camera - Melissa Duncan

 
Make arrangements with public school teacher for October 1 observation.
Prepare for Observation 2 that will occur on October 1.

Monday

September 27

UCSMP Geometry 12-7 - Can There be Giants

Teacher - Amber Orton

Observer 1 - Stacey Bolke
Observer 2 - Shirley Escobar
Camera - Brett Egbert

UCSMP Geometry 13-1 - The SSS Similarity Theorem

Teacher - Sarah Pollister

Observer 1 - Kadi Abel
Observer 2 - KateLyn Jenkins
Camera - Stacey Bolke

 
Research Lesson 1 preparation

Wednesday

September 29

UCSMP Geometry 13-2 - The AA and SAS Similarity Theorems

Teacher - Heather Slaugh

Observer 1 - Niccole Franc
Observer 2 - Kay Kim
Camera - Kathryn Anderson

UCSMP Geometry 13-3 - The Side Splitting Theorem

Teacher - Karli Tanuvasa

Observer 1 - Kendra Hiatt
Camera - Natascha Faux

 
Research Lesson 1 preparation

Friday

October 1

Observation #2

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson #1

 

Share Research Lesson with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation 2 reflection (Due: October 4)

Monday

October 4

Research Lesson 1

Group 1 presentation

Observation #2 debriefing  

Wednesday

October 6

Research Lesson 1

Group 2 presentation

Research Lesson 1

Group 3 presentation

 

Friday

October 8

Research Lesson 1

Group 4 presentation

Research Lesson 1

Group 5 presentation

 

Monday

October 11

In-class discussion  

Wednesday

October 13

Research Lesson 1 to be presented in schools Write Research Lesson 1 reflection (Due: October 18)

Friday

October 15

Research Lesson 1 debriefing Read Chapter 8 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Probability (Due October 18)

Monday

October 18

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

October 20

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

Teacher - Niccole

Observer 1 - Amber
Observer 2 - Sarah
Camera - Kadi

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 2 - Pig Strategies

Teacher - Kendra

Observer 1 - Heather
Observer 2 - Karli
Camera - Shirley

 

Friday

October 22

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

Teacher - KateLyn

Observer 1 - Natascha
Observer 2 - Kathryn
Camera - Stacey

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

Teacher - Kay

Observer 1 - Stacey
Observer 2 - Melissa
Camera - Brett

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 3 on October 29.
Prepare for Observation 3 that will occur on October 29.

Monday

October 25

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

Teacher - Marina

Observer 1 - Brett
Observer 2 - Shirley
Camera - Melissa

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

Teacher - Danielle

Observer 1 - Kadi
Camera - Kathryn

 
Meet in Daily Lesson planning groups for Cycle 5 (Bring big books)

Wednesday

October 27

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 7 - Rug Games

Teacher - Amber

Observer 1 - Kathryn
Observer 2 - Stacey
Camera - Natascha

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

Teacher - Sarah

Observer 1 - Melissa
Observer 2 - Brett
Camera - Karli

Read Chapter 6 of Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making on Functions (Due October 29)

Friday

October 29

IMP The Game of Pig, Day 10 - Two Dice Sums

Teacher - Heather

Observer 1 - Shirley
Observer 2 - Kadi
Camera - Sarah

 

Discuss text reading and functions in general

 

 

Monday

November 1

Observation #3

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson #2
Group 1: Kathryn, Brett, Niccole, Melissa
Group 2: Stacey, Shirley, Kendra, KateLyn
Group 3: Kay, Danielle, Karli
Group 4: Sarah, Heather, Kadi
Group 5: Marina, Amber, Natascha

Set lesson goal for Research Lesson 2 with the cooperating teacher

Write Observation 3 reflection (Due: Nov 3)

Wednesday

November 3

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 1- The New Fire Station

Teacher - Karli

Observer 1 - Niccole
Observer 2 - Kendra
Observer 3 - KateLyn

Camera - Heather

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 2- Developing Linear Village

Teacher - Natascha

Observer 1 - Kay
Observer 2 - Marina
Observer 3 - Danielle
Camera - Amber

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

Friday

November 5

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 3 - Village Graphs

Teacher - Kathryn

Observer 1 - Niccole
Observer 2 - Kay

Camera - Danielle

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 4 - The Absolute Value Graph

Teacher - Stacey

Observer 1 - Kendra
Observer 2 - Marina

Camera - Kay

Make arrangements with public school teacher for observation 4 on November 12.
Prepare for Observation 4 that will occur on November 12.

Monday

November 8

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 5 - Caught in the Middle

Teacher - Melissa

Observer 1 - Katelyn
Observer 2 - Danielle

Camera - Marina

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 6 - Optimization Station

Teacher - Brett

Observer 1 - Amber
Observer 2 - Karli

Camera - Katelyn

 
Research Lesson 2 preparation

Wednesday

November 10

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 7 - Making the Rules

Teacher - Shirley

Observer 1 - Sarah
Observer 2 - Natascha

Camera - Kendra

COMAP Mathematics, Activity 8 - Minimax in Gridville

Teacher - Kadi

Observer 1 - Heather
Camera - Niccole

 
Research Lesson 2 preparation

Friday

November 12

Observation #4

Completed in Groups for Research Lesson #2

Share Research Lesson 2with the Cooperating Teacher

Write Observation 4 reflection (Due: November 15)

Monday

November 15

Research Lesson 2

Group 1 presentation

Observation #4 debriefing  

Wednesday

November 17

Research Lesson 2

Group 2 presentation

Research Lesson 2

Group 3 presentation

 

Friday

November 19

Research Lesson 2

Group 4 presentation

Research Lesson 2

Group 5 presentation

 

Monday

November 22

In-class discussion  

Tuesday

November 23

Research Lesson 2 to be presented in the schools Write Research Lesson 2 reflection (Due: November 29)

Wednesday

November 24

Thanksgiving, No Class  

Friday

November 26

Thanksgiving, No Class replaced by class on Tuesday, November 22  

Monday

November 29

Research Lesson 1 debriefing

Prepare for Observation 5

 

Wednesday

December 1

Observation 5  

Friday

December 3

Debrief Observation 5

Prepare for Observation 6

 

Monday

December 6

Observation 6  

Wednesday

December 8

Debrief Observation 6

Review

 
   

Wednesday

December 15

Final Exam from 7am to 10am