Week
of

Topics
and meetings

Tasks

Sept
6

Saturday Sept 6 at UWRF

See you in class!
Make sure you get your books and math kit before you come to class.

Sept
813

Thursday
evening: Computer check. Log in to class. If it's not working, call me at
7154253119.

Identifying addition and subtraction problems by their CGI type:
In Childrens Mathematics, read chapter 2, focusing on the
distinctions between problem types (pages 710).
Take the retakeable
online CGI quiz, and print out the page with your results.
Use the correcting your CGI errors
guidelines and your results from the first quiz to study more, and then
Retake the retakeable
online CGI quiz (your score will be the highest of your quiz scores).
Read the first
half of chapter 3: the part that describes the methods children use to direct
model addition and subtraction problems (pages 1519). Watch the accompanying
direct modeling videos on the CD that came with the book.
Record
yourself solving problems using each
of the direct modeling techniques.

Sept
1520

Thursday evening

Order CGI problems by direct modeling
difficulty (What problem types are easier and harder). (Read also the
practice problems)
Take the D2L
quiz on relative difficulties of problem typesyou get 2 tries at this one,
so try to do it without looking at your notes, and then retake it to fix any
errors you made.
Read about
phrasing that makes word problems (within a problem type) easier or
harder.
Read in
Children's Mathematics about phrasing that makes word problems easier or
harder: pgs 1012 (Other Considerations)
Write easier and harder word problems
(write and put in the D2L dropbox)

Sept
2227

Thursday
evening be ready to talk about counting strategies.

Counting strategies for addition and subtraction
Review vocabulary for addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division and take the associated D2L quiz (2 chances to take it)
Read/watch the
basic facts
overview and take
the D2L quiz (take once: open book)
Read/watch the
counting strategies lesson
and take the D2L
quiz (take once: open book) and write
answers to this homework
assignment

Sept 29Oct 4

Thursday evening, be ready to talk about ways to teach with dot patterns
and Cuisenaire rods. Find your Cuisenaire rods in your manipulative kit, and
get them out to use Thursday.

Manipulatives, fundamental skills and making connections between problem
types:
Read/watch the
lesson on Cuisenaire rods.
Find the Cuisenaire rods in your kit and follow along with them as you
watch/read the lesson.
Take the D2L
quiz. Have your Cuisenaire rods out to help you model the questions as you
take your quiz.
Read/watch the
Subitizing
and dot patterns lesson
Do and turn
in the homework assignment
on subitizing and small numbers. You can do the
assignment in Word or
in Smart
Notebook (so you can use the Notebook tools for illustrations!)
Read/watch the
bar diagrams and math
mountains lesson
Do and turn
in the homework assignment on part
whole diagrams.

Oct
611

Saturday
October 11 at UWRF

Read/watch the
derived fact strategies for
addition lesson
Do and turn
in the derived facts for addition homework assignment (you can
turn it in online or in person Saturday)
Quiz/test on Saturday
Practice problems for the test (Answer
sheet as done Thursday as a Word doc
or as a pdf
We will discuss field experience assignments on Saturday

Oct
1318

Thursday we'll talk more about derived facts and teaching and learning
basic facts.

More derived fact strategies (subtraction)
I'd like to combine these two lessons to make it shorter, but I haven't had
time yet.
Build up through ten to
subtract
Back down through
ten to subtract.
Homework
If you have
already seen a math lesson in your field placement, or if you are able to get
in this week, you should post to the discussion board about your
observations. (more details on the field
experience assignments page)

Oct
2025


Wrap up of basic facts, equals signs, base 10 numbers, plan your first
number talk.
Learn about teaching basic facts
Take the
teaching basic facts D2L quiz (three chancesyour last score is recorded)
Open or print
the homework file
before you start working on the equals sign lesson, because part of the
assignment is note taking.
Read/watch the
lesson on equals
signs and balanced equations
Plan a number talk. Talk to your cooperating teacher about
your idea for a number talk, and schedule a time when you can ask several
children your number talk questions.

Oct
27Nov1


Base 10 manipulatives and
assignment. Make sure you read through the practice problems (they
address some common points of confusion)
What children understand
about base 10 lesson and
assignment
Teaching about 2digit addition and subtraction
using questioning and discussing
Invented and mental math strategies assignment

Nov
38

Saturday Nov 8 at UWRF
Thursday night will be Q and A for the test. If you have any left over homework from the last few weeks, please make
sure you get it in by Saturday class time.

The only lesson that has an assignment for you to do this week is the
alternate algorithms lesson:
Alternate algorithms for
addition and subtraction lesson, and Assignment
This week, I'm going to have you watch and read about using manipulatives to
teach addition and subtraction, but I'm not going to ask you to turn in any
assignments on it until after Saturday's meeting. 2digit work; 3 digit addition; 3 digit subtraction.
What to study for Saturday's test, and the solutions we discussed Thursday

Nov
1015

I'll answer questions on other stuff Thursday, but our main topic will be
ways addressing student errors in addition and subtraction.

Review 3 digit subtraction.
and make a video of yourself solving a
3digit subtraction problem.
It may be
helpful to listen to some commentary on addition and subtraction errors as
you work through the errors
and algorithms assignment I passed out last Saturday.
Start learning
about multiplication and
division. I'll be posting an assignment to go with this in a couple of
days (it's Tuesday), but it's OK if you don't get to it until next week.

Nov
1722

You
should be starting one or both assignments before Thursday so you can ask
good questions. Because both assignments have to do with bar diagrams, I want
to make sure you get a chance to get good answers and feedback before you
turn them in.

I have put
more examples into the practice solutions of the multiplication and division
lesson. There is now
an assignment to go
with that lesson.
The next
lesson asks you to put together the multiplication and division bar diagrams
with the earlier lesson on addition and subtraction bar diagrams to show
solutions of 2step word problems: lesson,
assignment
Please work on the field experience assignments, and turn in at least one plan
for something (math talk or math read aloud mini lesson).

Nov
2429

Happy
Thanksgiving!
No meeting this week. If you have questions, please email

Learn about multiplication
properties and basic facts and do the associated assignment

Nov
30Dec6


Multiplying
by tens and hundreds lesson
and assignment
Multiplying higher numbers lesson
and assignment

Dec
813

Saturday
Dec 13
at UWRF (class/final exam at 1:00)

Last assignment: division with remainders. lesson. The
assignment is a D2L quiz.
Review practice problems

Dec
1519


Dec
19 is the last day to turn in outstanding field experience assignments
(reports on your number talk and connections teaching experiences).
